Comic Character Ms. Marvel is Now a Muslim Teen

Amazing super powers, with a Muslim perspective

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The old Ms. Marvel in her incarnation as Captain Marvel, together with the rest of The Avengers.

Kamala Khan, a 16-year old daughter of Pakistani immigrants to the U.S., is about to assume to role of Ms. Marvel in Marvel Comics’ remake of its classic character from 1977.

“It’s for all the geek girls out there and everybody else who’s ever looked at life from the fringe,” writer G. Willow Wilson told the Associated Press.

Ms. Marvel will be among the first protagonists to be both female and Muslim. The comics will tell a story of impending adulthood and coming to grips with amazing powers as well as explore “the Muslim-American diaspora from an authentic perspective,” as editor Sana Amanat puts it.

The new super-heroine will be able to grow and shrink her limbs and body and, ultimately, shape-shift into other forms.

[AP]

 

22 comments
iwarboY3
iwarboY3

Good implies the character is Good.. in which case, the hero would CERTAINLY NOT be a warmongering muslim!

lovism
lovism

we are into superheroes because they embody global ideals of good against evil, they speak for ALL religions. So I cant care less what specific religious spirit they espouse. Furthermore the universes of Marvel and DC Comics have almost no place for monotheism. Christianity has no place, neither does Islam. So bringing a person specifically for her religious background into the comic framework makes no sense. This is done simply for political correctness. Were I muslim, I'd take no pleasure in this, just as I'd take no pleasure in some superhero getting concocted up just to be a Christian superhero. 

LazaroMares
LazaroMares

The former Ms. Marvel is the current Captain Marvel. So the title of Ms. Marvel is open to anyone who wants it. Marvel isn't changing anything, they're just having someone new take up the vacant role

KevinBurdBurdeshaw
KevinBurdBurdeshaw

Wasn't there already a Ms. Marvel??  Are we just recycling names?

KennethRhodes
KennethRhodes

As a ol school comic book reader/collector,I've always liked how they could fit different races,religions,political views,etc.into a storyline. I have nothing against the new character,the problem is how they're messing up Ms.Marvel's powers/abilities. They already have plenty of characters that can do the same thing-why add another?

willard76
willard76

One comic book I won't be buying.. thanks but no thanks...

Titanus
Titanus

Not sure why Marvel had to change an existing character to be Muslim when there are already Muslim superheros from a Muslim country in "The 99".  Why not just have one of the female 99 join a global league to fight evil?  

jmpmstrtex
jmpmstrtex

Really ?!!? WHY ??!!?? As if we needed this BS !!

wooingscotsman
wooingscotsman

"stopalready" you are the reason we need more characters like this.  Sorry not every comic book character fits into your Euromerican view of how people should look and what cultures they come from.  (And I say this as an American male of Scot/Irish descent)  Her story is one many of us don't really know (or only think of in broadly painted stereotypes) and I for one am curious to hear about it.  Comic books routinely introduce characters that might go against the societal norms and that is, in fact, a good thing.

Ambaryerno
Ambaryerno

"Ms. Marvel will be among the first protagonists to be both female and Muslim."


Dust from the X-Men says "Hello!"

stopalready
stopalready

I can really say that Ive now seen it all.I understand what the statue of liberty means to everyone-but a Muslim Superhero? Really?-isn't this the same "religion" that will persecute a women for being raped? And degrade them in everyway? And whats her superpower-she went to a University in America and earned a degree without paying a dime?

klynb
klynb

@Titanus Because "The 99" is published by Teshkeel Comics, not Marvel.

brokergrl
brokergrl

@jmpmstrtex How exactly does it affect you? It's about time that we raised more awareness of other cultures via comics.

iwarboY3
iwarboY3

@wooingscotsman only the fact is this ' stereotype ' you speak of are actually facts. the base and objective of islam is conquer and murder in the name of islam! open your eyes please, research for yourself before you become another statistic.

girlygal146
girlygal146

@stopalready You must be freaking out of your mind? How can a person get away without paying a dime for school? I am the child of Muslim South Asian immigrants. Guess what? My dad came to this country, worked his ass off, got his grad degree, and all while still providing for my mom and older sister. He NEVER was on welfare. He put 2 of us through PRIVATE school. We live in an affluent neighborhood, drive nice cars, and have change to spare. My sister is a doctor, I work in pharma, & my other sister is a Engineer. We all had to pay for school by out of pocket, loans, or through scholarships we got because of ACADEMIC achievement. 

South Asians DO NOT get free scholarships or vouchers to go to school!

My siblings and I were all straight A students with extremely high SAT scores. My parents pushed us not to just get the bare minimum but to be the best! This is a trait that MANY Asians have because of their culture. Taking handouts is also something we don't consider OK.  

Guess what jerk, WE ARE AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY. No one HANDED anything to us. We worked our asses off to be where we are so now so we all get to reap the benefits of our hard labor. Clearly, you are someone who is bitter at your crappy job, but guess what idiot you are in that situation cause you were a lazy loser. So don't assume ANYTHING about us! We are more American, hard-working, devout, & proud to be in the USA than you are! GOD BLESS AMERICA that the hard-working can rise, and the crap stays below.

iwarboY3
iwarboY3

@brokergrl @jmpmstrtex the 'culture' is a primitave race whos objective is to assimilate the world at any cost. take a look around the world, innocent families and whole towns massacred by machetes in the name of the false prophet muhammad. AS muslims are precisely instructed to do. many blind people in this world, such a shame.

majinyojimbo
majinyojimbo

@brokergrl @jmpmstrtex except it's going to be a distorted PC-friendly 'multicultural' 'awareness' instead of honesty. And it's teaching kids that Islam is OK, which is like saying Hitler and the Nazis were good guys (sorry Godwin!)

mnjo23
mnjo23

its not about  about you its about a marvel comic character in a book stories

brokergrl
brokergrl

@mnjo23 You are so wrong. It is about her. It is about all of us. The more accurate question is, what's it to you?!