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Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-American Teenager

Postby LOLtron » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:25 pm

Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-American Teenager

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Source: New York Times

Marvel announced to the New York Times that G Willow Wilson (writer of the short-lived revival of the Crossgen series Mystic) will be writing a new Ms. Marvel series starring Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenage girl with the ability to shapeshift.  According to the Times, Khan idolizes Carol Danvers and takes up her original codename after discovering her powers. 

In the interview, Wilson said the comic will balance Khan's home life (which features a paranoid mother, overbearing father and a conservative brother) with her budding superhero career. The comic will also see Khan struggle with her faith, although Willow (a convert to Islam) noted that she won't evangelize her faith in the comic.  

No artist was announced, but we did get our first look at Khan via the Times.  Ms. Marvel #1 will be released in February.  



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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:28 pm

I'm... not necessarily opposed to this.

Doubt that it will last very long, but I will probably pick up at least the first two issues.

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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby Punchy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:30 pm

Muslim-American?

Interesting, good to see a bit more diversity, especially since Simon Baz seems to have disappeared off the face of DC Earth, and good that this particular diversity doesn't feel forced, like her powers aren't explicitly linked with her ethnicity, or that she's not on a team of all women or all muslims.

Interesting indeed, let's just hope they don't make her a lesbian as well, a triple-threat-minority? Comics Alliance would suck itself off so hard, it would explode.

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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:42 pm

Punchy wrote:Muslim-American?

Interesting, good to see a bit more diversity, especially since Simon Baz seems to have disappeared off the face of DC Earth



He's on Amanda Waller's Justice League Of America team. You did a review of the last issue :lol:
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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby HNutz » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:48 pm

Eh, it could be good. Hope it does well.

I'm not familiar with the author, though.

If it doesn't sell well though and/or gets cancelled in a year or two... will that lead to cries of racism?

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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:49 pm

Anyone know anything about the writer on this? I didn't pick up any of the Crossgen comics from back in the day, so I'm not really familiar with the quality of her work.

I do think that it is interesting that she, an American convert to Islam, is writing about a Muslim-American superheroine.

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Postby Punchy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:49 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:

He's on Amanda Waller's Justice League Of America team. You did a review of the last issue :lol:


Oh yeah, I forgot.

But he's certainly not appearing in Green Lantern at the moment.

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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby Lord Simian » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:58 pm

That's a complete slap in the faces of the American comic reading population.

Does Marvel REALLY think that comic fans are THAT stupid? Radioactive spiders, supersoldier octogenarians, gods come to Earth, ok fine. But it's a slap in the face that they think we're dumb enough to accept that anyone "idolizes Carol Danvers".

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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby Chris » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:59 pm

Flynn the Pirate wrote:Anyone know anything about the writer on this? I didn't pick up any of the Crossgen comics from back in the day, so I'm not really familiar with the quality of her work.

I do think that it is interesting that she, an American convert to Islam, is writing about a Muslim-American superheroine.

She wrote a fantastic Vertigo book called Air a few years back. It was great.

Also wrote a great Vertigo OGN called Cairo (iirc)
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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby misac » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:59 pm

Flynn the Pirate wrote:I'm... not necessarily opposed to this.

Doubt that it will last very long, but I will probably pick up at least the first two issues.


I just think she has lame powers. :smt102 She does sounds a lot like the character in Captain Britain and MI13, I’d rather buy a book with her.
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Postby misac » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:01 pm

HNutz wrote:Eh, it could be good. Hope it does well.

I'm not familiar with the author, though.

If it doesn't sell well though and/or gets cancelled in a year or two... will that lead to cries of racism?


Mystic was pretty good. I’d place it under Ruse but it’s Mark Waid we’re talking about. :D
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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby Chesscub » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:06 pm

Cairo and Air were wonderful books. I'll check this out on the strength of Wilson's writing.

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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby Flynn the Pirate » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:09 pm

misac wrote:
I just think she has lame powers. :smt102 She does sounds a lot like the character in Captain Britain and MI13, I’d rather buy a book with her.


Faiza recently showed up in one of the Age of Ultron tie-ins.

I'd also love to see Dust show up more. She was always my favorite of the Academy-X/New/Young X-Men.

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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby GOSD » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:19 pm

:roll:

More political correctness.

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Re: Marvel Announces New Ms. Marvel Series Starring Muslim-A

Postby outsider » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:28 pm

HNutz wrote:If it doesn't sell well though and/or gets cancelled in a year or two... will that lead to cries of racism?

Ethnicism?
Religism? (Reli-jizm?)
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