Notes

“Ms. Marvel Will Save You Now”

At The Village Voice, Mallika Rao writes about Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan and diversity in superhero comics–with a special interview with G. Willow Wilson. “A sixteen-year-old “morph,” or shape-shifter, Khan reboots a series started in the 1960s, offering a kind of girl counterpoint to Captain Marvel. In 2014, Khan took over for Carol Danvers, the original Ms. Marvel, and has since charmed even those fans who didn’t exactly want her. Seen initially as a corporate bid for diversity, an apologia of sorts from an industry where black and female characters are, more often than not, still written by white men, she has since become a broadly loved star — one spoken of on fan forums and in the Marvel offices as the next Peter Parker, a/k/a Spider-Man.”

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