Many comics are now more representative of the people who actually read them but it’s clear there’s room for more diversity when it comes to our superheroes.
Ms. Marvel represents a break from the ‘Muslim equals Middle Eastern’ portrayals popular in western media.
Twenty years after 9/11, in a climate of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racist backlash, two comedians use satire to help change the stories we tell.
The Urdu-speaking powerhouse, Ms. Marvel, has destabilized stereotypes of Muslims and reinforced ideas about American exceptionalism.
When the ‘Captain Marvel’ movie opens on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day, it will be Marvel Studios’ first female-superhero led film.