The Inventor doesn’t count on Kamala, though. With help from the Inhumans’ transporter Lockjaw, as well as Bruno, she overcomes his technological terror and sends the lunatic to local lock-up.
Kamala’s next conundrum hits closer to home in the form of Kamran, a family friend on whom she develops a crush and feels even closer to after learning he too possesses Inhuman abilities. Unfortunately, after colliding with the terrorist Kaboom, our hero discovers her would-be boyfriend belongs to the same sinister sect as the exploding villain, with both taking orders from the loathsome Lineage. Ms. Marvel chooses her head over her heart and foils these new foes—including Kamran—from an attempted coup against Queen Medusa.
The hordes of Hydra harass Jersey City in a unique fashion when the seemingly benign Hope Yards development group attempts to gentrify the area, and employ unauthorized endorsements from Ms. Marvel as part of their campaign! The every-girl Avenger attempts to rally her allies, but close friend Nakia turns against her heroic alter-ego due to the machinations, while the bad guys brainwash Bruno, who already emotionally gut-punched Kamala by entering a relationship with Michaela “Mike” Miller. Ultimately, Ms. Marvel makes an ally of Mike and the two young women managed to foil Hydra boss Doctor Faustus, saving Bruno and winning back Nakia’s trust, though the rest of Jersey City continues to look at their champion skeptically in the fallout.
A watershed period in the nascent career of Ms. Marvel occurs when she received an invitation to join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and become one of the Avengers, alongside legends such as Iron Man, Captain America, and Vision. Bringing new blood to the team with fellow rookies Nova and Spider-Man, plus the latest incarnation of Thor, Kamala’s optimism and enthusiasm buoys the legendary group through wars with Kang and other top-level villains.
However, Ms. Marvel’s tenure with the top team turns out to be shockingly short, as she, along with Nova and Spider-Man, would split with the Avengers over philosophical differences—specifically the youthful contingent feeling their elder counterparts ignored small scale situations that slipped through the cracks. Alongside the Amadues Cho AKA the Totally Awesome Hulk, an incarnation of the X-Man Cyclops, and Vision’s daring daughter Viv, the trio composes the Champions, and dedicates themselves to helping the helpless.