Marvel made headlines yesterday when they announced that a new Ms. Marvel would be arriving in the Marvel Universe. But there is a bit more to it than just that. This new Ms. Marvel is a Muslim. Her name is Kamala Khan. She is a high school student from Jersey City who struggles with being an American teenager with the conservative customs of her Pakistani Muslim family.
If is good seeing Marvel bring some more diversity to their universe of characters. Especially such as Muslims that often go over looked in American media. Now whether this book can keep up a solid readership is another thing. Kamala made her debut this week in Captain Marvel #17. So if you are interested in following her rise to being a hero, then start there. If you would like to learn more about the new Ms. Marvel, then check out the interview with series writer, G. Willow Wilson over at Marvel.com. (Source: Marvel)