COMICS: Meet Kamala Khan, The New MS. MARVEL

Now that Carol Danvers goes by Captain Marvel, I guess we needed a new "Ms." on the block, and that's exactly what we're getting in Kamala Khan -- a teenager from New Jersey who also happens to be Muslim. Click on for the teaser pics and some more details.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/5/2013




Here's an excerpt from the NY Times' report.

"Kamala, whose family is from Pakistan, has devotedly followed the career of the blond, blue-eyed Carol Danvers, who now goes by Captain Marvel, a name she inherited from a male hero. When Kamala discovers her powers, including the ability to change shape, she takes on the code name Ms. Marvel — what Carol called herself when she began her superhero career."


Well her powers explains the giant fist..the giant hedgehog with Hulk hands? Not so much. The new series will be written by G Willow Wilson, and you can find out much more about it at the link below. Ms. Marvel #1 will ship in February 2013, but the character will first appear in January's All-New Marvel NOW! Point One special.
Source: NY Times
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kevberg - 11/5/2013, 10:54 AM
Crap.
Just looks like a hipster Donna Troy to Carol Danvers Captain Marvel.
ColonelKilgore - 11/5/2013, 10:59 AM
Boo. Can't they come up with a different name for her? Good forbid some originality shines through.
DangerDuck83 - 11/5/2013, 11:06 AM
Really...
rorywilliams - 11/5/2013, 11:06 AM
Can't wait to see butthurt whining and "I'm not a bigot, but..." rhetoric.
OdinsBeard - 11/5/2013, 11:06 AM
it's funny that people complain about how there's not enough minorities (is that even the right term anymore? let's face it... brown people)in mainstream comics but then once they do introduce a new non-white character it's always a hand-me-down hero identity they give them...
MJPETTY7 - 11/5/2013, 11:07 AM
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MisterPL - 11/5/2013, 11:07 AM
Jersey?

JERSEY?

Couldn't her family have landed in Pennsylvania instead?
Ineedrevelation - 11/5/2013, 11:08 AM
When did the whole scarf thing come back?
charlie2094 - 11/5/2013, 11:17 AM
Didn't really see this coming, interested to find out more though (even though the hedgehog thing sounds silly), not like she's replacing Captain Marvel (a far better name btw)

Don't entirely see what the problem is with this or the stupid 'hipster' stuff, which I don't understand at all. Last time something like this happened was (I think) Simon Baz as a new Green Lantern, and he was actually pretty interesting and would like to read more about him, found him more interesting than say John Stewart or Guy Gardner.

Give this a chance at least, could always turn out quite well
TelaVizion - 11/5/2013, 11:17 AM
JERSEY!!!!!!!!!

We need more Jersey heroes
CharlesLord - 11/5/2013, 11:18 AM
Well they dont really need someone to take over the "Ms" title but w/e...
Geeksiah - 11/5/2013, 11:21 AM
The Geeksiah is pleased.

MarvelWeiner - 11/5/2013, 11:22 AM
minorities are always treated like shit in comics. Why not just create a new character all together???

Afro - 11/5/2013, 11:25 AM
@OdinsBeard
I agree with you on that. The minority when spoken first thought would be Black if not seeing or reading more into it. That's they way it is. Also they meaning DC and Marvel clearly are avoiding actual new Black characters with new other minorities. Which as Black person myself can clearly see. Even though they have Black Characters that have been established within their universe they are not adding to them when it comes to new characters. I don't mind it but it feels to in your face or my face that this is the way the world is. I'm glad to see other minorities added to the universe because the world is so open to other people than what it was like 40 to 50 years ago.
ParisSun - 11/5/2013, 11:32 AM
Why can't they come up with new black characters? Sad Marvel, very sad.

I guess we will never see Gabrielle Sidibe as a super hero.
Bl00dwerK - 11/5/2013, 11:38 AM
Cool, a Ms. Marvel again. Glad to see it...
SwingsetKnight - 11/5/2013, 11:39 AM
Hrm. You'd think I'd care about this just a tiny little bit, but for the life of me...
TheRealistStarLord - 11/5/2013, 11:45 AM
cool
vtopa - 11/5/2013, 11:46 AM
I like that they are portraying a Muslim in a positive way, but it would be cool for there to be some new characters and it would also be cool if every Muslim wasn't non-white/arab. There are Muslims in Bosnia, Turkey, Albania, etc…why not use them?
JGreenbeastofOH - 11/5/2013, 11:51 AM
Who cares where she's from, the problem is the costume and the art work. Horrible!!
Hexagram - 11/5/2013, 11:56 AM
To create something fresh you gotta' have balls.

jTiso - 11/5/2013, 11:59 AM
This Title is doomed to fail, but I really hope it doesn't. "A superhero that happens to be MUSLIM!" -- Those are going to be the headlines when the first anti-Muslim or pro-Muslim group speaks out against the book. There will be so much tip-toeing and trying to be P.C. to all audiences.

I hope people are beyond nitpicking and hating because they feel the need to, but that usually isn't the case.
Liverpool4life - 11/5/2013, 12:03 PM
If you want her as new member in training of a superhero team. Maybe. In her own title, epic fail. Force fed political correctness. Actually, a friend at work (born in India) has the last name Khan, but he is a very secular Hindu.
sinsear912 - 11/5/2013, 12:09 PM
I just don't care
osideous - 11/5/2013, 12:17 PM
disinterested
gaikinger - 11/5/2013, 12:23 PM
reaaaaallly....we have to inject her faith in Islam for some hypersensitive, uberinclusive, muslim pandering reason. i wouldn't wipe my butt with it.
TheSisko - 11/5/2013, 12:23 PM
Jeez You all are lame, at least wait until we know more before judging, oh wait this is cbm were people come to bitch like pansies.
dlbdev - 11/5/2013, 12:25 PM
I think it's great that there is more diversity in comics now but this character has no connection to Ms. Marvel. It probably would have a better chance if they used a different name and introduced her in another book first before giving her her own title.
JatevinM - 11/5/2013, 12:35 PM
I think the creation of more ethnic characters is good and I'm glad studios are starting to do it.
Ryan - 11/5/2013, 12:38 PM
I wonder if Adrian Alphona designed her. That's his artwork on the bottom. He's the guy that did Runaways with BKV. So I trust him. Keep in mind this is probably an outfit that she threw together and if the character takes off Marvel will give her a proper costume.
jimoakley666 - 11/5/2013, 12:51 PM
Are Marvel trying to be 'daring' or something with her being a Muslim? If they wanted to be really 'brave', why not make her a non-American character? [frick]ing cop-out.
GizmoEl - 11/5/2013, 12:52 PM
awesome!
Hexagram - 11/5/2013, 12:56 PM
I think the creation of more diverse "original" characters is a great thing!
jlabatman - 11/5/2013, 1:21 PM
No need for a replacement Ms. Marvel, there is only one and she will never be as hot as the first!
Enphlieuwince - 11/5/2013, 1:32 PM
What's funny is, when the rumors of Johnny Storm being Black in a movie started ppl were mad that one of their iconic heroes would be misrepresented. The solution was for Black actors to portray Black superheroes, and, to make better Superheroes of color. Now this and surprise, surprise some of the same ppl are against it.

Noone is campaigning for political correctness. The only time a person feels like something is being forced on them is when they are against it; much like diversity.

I see ppl complaining about the idea, the execution and/or the timing but those are just excuses to resist the change. If not now, when? If not like this, how?

If you have no intentions of patronizing the title, why be bothered? Marvel/DC are businesses trying to make money and widen their fanbases with relatable characters. God forbid any of us decides to give it a chance.

First Ghost Rider, now this...
Tymminator - 11/5/2013, 1:55 PM
I actually like the look and the concept of the character, but I really liked the idea of reborn Jean Grey talking the name "Ms. Marvel", as she would be too old to be a "Marvel Girl", and not really a "Phoenix" anymore.
DrDoom - 11/5/2013, 2:18 PM
what the actual [frick]
Bryanferryfan - 11/5/2013, 2:20 PM
WELL SAID Enphlieuwince, There are quite a few assholes on this site. Every time race is brought up one of these BASTARDS rears his ugly head. I will check out the NEW MS. MARVEL and I hope this version get's her own movie and it does boffo just to shut some of these pricks up!
MsDarkPhoenix - 11/5/2013, 2:20 PM
I still don't fell like calling Carol Danvers 'Captain Marvel'. It just sounds wrong.
StarkAnthony - 11/5/2013, 2:28 PM
while it would be cool to get some minority heroes who are original instead of handed down titles from white heroes, it does give them a level of prominence that they wouldn't necessarily get if they just introduced a random new character. The same goes for a white person - if they introduce you as the new Spider-Man or Ms. Marvel or Iron Man or something, people actually notice.
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