Can you boop a nose when there’s no nose to boop? Answering the tough questions.
HEY, so, unless the dates change for whatever reason, Ms Marvel #2 and All-New Ghost Rider #1 both come out on March 19th and they both look PRETTY DARN GREAT so everyone should buy them.
Uh, dear BIG 2 (Marvel & DC): What was that about females & minority characters (and both) as leads NOT selling well?
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.
Happy Kamala Khan Launch-Day!! To celebrate the premier of the all-new, all excellent Ms. Marvel I drew said teenage super-star. Be sure to pick up Ms. Marvel #1 today from your friendly neighborhood comic retailer. I know I will as soon as I am done with classes today!
MS. MARVEL (February 5th 2014)
G. WILLOW WILSON (W) & ADRIAN ALPHONA (A)
The legend has returned! Marvel Comics presents the all-new MS. MARVEL, the ground breaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is just an ordinary girl from Jersey City—until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm, and prepare for an epic tale that will be remembered by generations to come. History in the making is NOW!