Ms. Marvel #1 came out on Wednesday. Have you read it? Do you know why it’s big news? Ms. Marvel #1 (created by Sana Amanat, written by G. Willow Wilson, art by Adrian Alphona and Ian Herring) starts with Kamala savoring the scent of bacon and a friend’s yoda-like joke about eating it or not and not smelling it. Kamala is a normal teenage girl struggling to fit in and live up to her parents’ expectations while also finding her own way. She writes fanfic and argues with her parents. She struggles with the differences that set her part, some coming from her religious beliefs. As such, she is no different from anyone else. And that really is the point here. She may be Muslim, and her religion certainly defines her in some ways, but mostly she’s just another person trying to find where she fits in the world. much like every one of us.
7 02, 2014