With most superheroes, when you take away the colorful costume, mask and cape, what you find underneath is a white man.
But not always. In February, as part of a continuing effort to diversify its offerings, Marvel Comics will begin a series whose lead character, Kamala Khan, is a teenage Muslim girl living in Jersey City.
She’s “strong and beautiful” and has moved beyond her “baggage of being Pakistani and ‘different.’”
(READ the story in the New York Times)
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