Friday, February 10, 2017
Marvel's new America
I've been pretty impressed lately with Marvel's new line of superheroes. Ms. Marvel, the Pakistani American teen hero offers a window/ mirror look at Muslim teens while not being particularly "about" the fact that she's Muslim. Instead, we ahve a full female character, dealing with pressure from parents, wanting to fit in with friends, and who happens to have become a superhero on a walk home one night.
Now we can look forward to America Chavez in March. A queer, Latino superhero who will defend us all from aliens while travelling interdimensionally to classes.
I, for one, can't wait to see what other fabulous, feminist heroes Marvel has in store.