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Marvel's new Ms. Marvel is Muslim

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Yesterday, the New York Times released an exclusive scoop on Marvel's new Ms. Marvel.

One of the biggest surprises from Marvel regarding the new character, Kamala Khan, is that she will be a Pakistani-American character of Islamic faith. While Marvel has had Muslim characters in their universe before (Faiza Hussain aka Excalibur, Monet St. Croix, and Josiah X just to name a few), Kamala Khan will be the first Muslim character to star in her very own series.

Kamala Khan will get a superpower that allows her to change shape at will and decides to take up the mantle of Ms. Marvel, following in the footstep of her idol - Carol Danvers, the original Ms. Marvel.

The first issue of the new series is scheduled for February 2014. Marvel chose G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona to be the creative team behind the new series. In regards to the series, G. Willow Wilson, herself a follower of Islam, commented that, "It was really important for me to portray Kamala as someone who is struggling with her faith".

The new Ms. Marvel seems to be Marvel's continued attempt at diversifying the Marvel universe by having new characters resuming iconic mantles (Miles Morales took up the Spider-Man costume and now Kamala Khan is taking up the Ms. Marvel moniker).

Marvel continues to push boundaries with new characters. Marvel's future looks diverse, dynamic, and engaging. Here's hoping its rivals will follow in its footsteps.

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