Marvel unveils Muslim superhero

7 Nov

By PATRICIA REANEY,Reuters

NEW YORK – Move over Black Widow and step aside She-Hulk: Marvel Comics is introducing a new superhero—a 16-year-old Muslim-American girl named Kamala Khan, to reflect the growing diversity of its readers.
The character, who will be the new Ms. Marvel, lives with her conservative Pakistani parents and brother in New Jersey. She will make her debut in January and appear in a monthly series starting on Feb. 6.
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