Ms. Marvel #17-18 (1978)

This is the first time we see Mystique.  I mean, the real Mystique (albeit only using the name Raven Darkholme).  We’ve seen her as a mystery white lady who is stalking Ms. Marvel, but now we see that she can change her appearance and is actually blue.  She can also change her clothes.  Speaking of which…

Ms. Marvel fights a villain who destroys her costume, so she puts on a black bathing suit.  The Avengers show up and help, and Yellowjacket can’t resist making a snide comment to Wasp.

What a jerk.  But before all that, she enters herself into the trenchcoat disguise contest.  See the tag below.

Also: Cool splash page.

Creators: Chris Claremont and Jim Mooney
Grade: C

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