Marvel Reveals Teenage Muslim-American Superhero
Marvel has announced a new comic series featuring teenage superhero Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American girl from a conservative Muslim family living in Jersey City. Khan is a significant step in the recent diversification of comics, especially after Batwoman writers stepped down after DC Comics editors refused to allow their lesbian title character to get married. According to Ms. Marvel writers, Kamala is an ordinary girl whose storyline revolves just as much around her mother’s paranoia about boys as it does fighting crime. Ms. Marvel is set for a February release.