Muslim Ms. Marvel

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Potentially inspired by real life superhero Malala Yousafzai—the Pakistani teen who bravely stood up to the Taliban over her right to education—Marvel Comics has created a new Ms. Marvel and she’s a a first-generation Pakistani-American youth. Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso explains though, they aim to create a universally understood narrative and she is, like most girls her age (despite the superpower), “a teenager struggling to find their own path who is suddenly granted great power, and learns the responsibility that comes with it.”