Easter Eggs You Missed in Ms. Marvel

Certainly, difficult not to see parallels between Kamala Khan and Peter Parker, whether in the comics or in the MCU. Both started young in their superhero careers, growing into their roles balancing their responsibilities in their double lives. They both face powerful villains and both work alongside the adult heroes of their time. So, it’s no surprise to see references and connections between these two MCU franchises scattered throughout “Ms. Marvel.”

In the opening episode, one of the videos uploaded to Kamala’s channel features a thumbnail image with the text “BITTEN By a RADIOACTIVE FEMINIST?!” – a nice little nod to how Spider-Man got his powers from the bite of an irradiated spider. After the episode ends, we get a post-credits scene revealing that Kamala’s display of her powers at AvengerCon put her on the radar of the Department of Damage Control (DODC). Agent Cleary (Arian Moayed) – the same agent who interviewed Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” – and his team begin to investigate the incident, attempting to bring Kamala in for questioning.

Also, the ending of Episode 5 is reminiscent of a scene from “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” When the new super-powered Kamran (Rish Shah) visits Bruno at his apartment to ask for his help, it ends badly after the old DODC drones hover outside. Long story short, the nearby Circle Q convenience store is destroyed — just like Delmar’s Deli-Grocery did in “Homecoming.”

Alicia R. Rucker