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Marvel Comics' New Superhero Is Diversified, Muslim and Urban; Captain Marvel's Biggest Fan Is From Jersey City

By Staff Reporter | November 13, 2013 02:00 PM EST

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Marvel Comics is nothing if not diversified and we're not just talking black and white, straight or gay. Marvel Comics has spidermen working alongside Rigellians, schizoids working with Morlocks, Deviants next to black widows.

In the spirit of modern diversity, the marvelous people at Marvel have added a new superhero. The first new superhero since the one they announced a couple days ago. The new Ms. Marvel speaks to the growing unrest of a world becoming much too small in the age of technology and terrorism. Marvel Comics introduced a superhero from Jersey City.

In a press release, Marvel said "Kamala has all of her opportunities in front her, and she is loaded with potential, but her parents' high expectations come with tons of pressure. When Kamala suddenly gets powers that give her the opportunity to be just like her idol, Captain Marvel, it challenges the very core of her conservative values."

Jersey City is where the planners of the Twin Tower bombings cheered as the buildings went down. It is kind of like the afterbirth of New York City, which is right across the Hudson. The new Ms. Marvel is Kamala Khan, a 16 year old Muslim girl who grew up in Jersey City. Oh, she's gotten around, she's been to Hoboken twice. Khan idolizes Captain Marvel.

The old Ms. Marvel was a blonde military pilot who could fly, dodge bullets, and blast sheets of energy from her hands. The New Ms. Marvel will be able to shape-shift.

The new Ms. Marvel will get her own monthly book. The last Ms. Marvel was the Air Force's Carol Danvers, who got her superpower by fusing with Aliens. She's been promoted to Captain Marvel. Shazam for her.

The new Ms. Marvel will probably have issues with the old guard, being Islamic and very traditional. We're not sure what her special powers are going to be, but if she's from Jersey City, she's gotta be tough.

Kamala Khan will be featured in a special issue in January. Ms. Marvel's series begins in February.

Tagged :  world news, ms marvel, marvel comics, Diversity, muslim

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