Marvel has a trademark to keep and so we’re getting a BRAND NEW Ms. Marvel to fill the name vacated a bit ago when Ms. Marvel chopped her hair and took on the Captain role following AvX.
And Marvel’s hitting all the THIS IS A BIG DEAL buttons here. Female title character, teenager to pull in the kiddies, ethnic origin to add a little cultural flavor, and GET THIS – she’s a Muslim. ARE YOU EXCITED YET?
I’m sure all the big news outlets will give a paragraph or two to whether this is appropriate for American kids, toss out the usual jargon, Marvel will be pleased that it grabbed a headline, and then everyone will move on.
Me? I like it. I’m always up for a new character showing up, and I won’t pass judgment on the story until I give her a shot. Not thrilled with the character’s name – Kamala Khan sounds like a mix between a Mongolian invader and a Ugandan giant. I’m not familiar with either writer G. Willow Wilson or artist Adrian Alphona, but that doesn’t mean anything.
I really hope that Marvel treats this new character with something different and unique, and we’re all impressed.
And now I must go find my usual snark. I seem to have lost it.