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angelophile:


You could argue comic books have little importance in the grander scheme of things. But comic books make a big statement in a small way. We won’t have blockbuster movies about a Muslim superhero until we can all be excited about a comic book portraying one. When Marvel created Khan, it took a shot at breaking the typical paradigm of superheroes. While it’s a small gesture when measured up to the entire comic book world, it’s another step in the movement for equality in entertainment.
For the larger part of the decade, there was a potent cloud of racism and hatred towards Muslim people. Today, the fact we can portray young Muslim girls as superheroes is a beacon of hope for what is to come. Sure, a lot of people will say “it’s just a comic book.” But I’d like to think somewhere out there, it’s making a difference in a young Muslim girl’s life. And even if the message gets lost and Khan’s character doesn’t sell well, at least a young girl could have her own superhero to look up to.

Global Thinking: Kamala Khan Marvel launches female Muslim Superhero by Kavahn Mansouri.

angelophile:

You could argue comic books have little importance in the grander scheme of things. But comic books make a big statement in a small way. We won’t have blockbuster movies about a Muslim superhero until we can all be excited about a comic book portraying one. When Marvel created Khan, it took a shot at breaking the typical paradigm of superheroes. While it’s a small gesture when measured up to the entire comic book world, it’s another step in the movement for equality in entertainment.

For the larger part of the decade, there was a potent cloud of racism and hatred towards Muslim people. Today, the fact we can portray young Muslim girls as superheroes is a beacon of hope for what is to come. Sure, a lot of people will say “it’s just a comic book.” But I’d like to think somewhere out there, it’s making a difference in a young Muslim girl’s life. And even if the message gets lost and Khan’s character doesn’t sell well, at least a young girl could have her own superhero to look up to.

Global Thinking: Kamala Khan Marvel launches female Muslim Superhero by Kavahn Mansouri.

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meruz:


But that’s not why I snuck out! It’s not that I think Ammi and Abu are dumb, it’s just — I grew up here! I’m from Jersey City, not Karachi! I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I don’t know who I’m supposed to be. 

Ive been waiting for a superhero story about a poc teen from an immigrant family for so long you have no idea. These lines seriously resonated with me.
hey if you havent read Ms.Marvel #1 yet first of all what is wrong with you secondly READ IT

meruz:

But that’s not why I snuck out! It’s not that I think Ammi and Abu are dumb, it’s just — I grew up here! I’m from Jersey City, not Karachi! I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I don’t know who I’m supposed to be

Ive been waiting for a superhero story about a poc teen from an immigrant family for so long you have no idea. These lines seriously resonated with me.

hey if you havent read Ms.Marvel #1 yet first of all what is wrong with you secondly READ IT

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ourwhitehotroom:


Closet Cosplay: Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan 

Happy Ms. Marvel #1 Day!  We’re celebrating the launch of what will undoubtedly be an awesome new book with a Closet/Stealth Cosplay post for Kamala.  Check it out over at whitehotroom.com!
(PS: Make sure you go pick up the first issue today whether it’s at an LCS or through a digital retailer!) 

ourwhitehotroom:

Closet Cosplay: Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan 

Happy Ms. Marvel #1 Day!  We’re celebrating the launch of what will undoubtedly be an awesome new book with a Closet/Stealth Cosplay post for Kamala.  Check it out over at whitehotroom.com!

(PS: Make sure you go pick up the first issue today whether it’s at an LCS or through a digital retailer!) 

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kristaferanka:

"man, that costume is really good, i bet it’s a mckelvie" - me
and I’m normally right. 
just doing a little warm up today of the new Ms. Marvel.
I also learned during this that i have a hard time thinking of shapeshifting in terms other than what I’ve seen clay face do in the batman animated series

kristaferanka:

"man, that costume is really good, i bet it’s a mckelvie" - me

and I’m normally right. 

just doing a little warm up today of the new Ms. Marvel.

I also learned during this that i have a hard time thinking of shapeshifting in terms other than what I’ve seen clay face do in the batman animated series

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Marvel.com:
Who is the new Ms. Marvel, and what makes her different?
G. Willow Wilson:
The Ms. Marvel mantle has passed to Kamala Khan, a high school student from Jersey City who struggles to reconcile being an American teenager with the conservative customs of her Pakistani Muslim family. So in a sense, she has a “dual identity” before she even puts on a super hero costume. Like a lot of children of immigrants, she feels torn between two worlds: the family she loves, but which drives her crazy, and her peers, who don't really understand what her home life is like. This makes her tough and vulnerable at the same time. When you try to straddle two worlds, one of the first things you learn is that instead of defending good people from bad people, you have to spend a lot of time defending good people from each other. It's both illuminating and emotionally brutal. That's what makes this book different.

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