A couple of years ago, there was a hate ad against the Islamic community place on the buses of San Francisco. 
πŸ™„ It stirred up a lot of buzz and several street artists responded back. Cashing in on the Freedom of Speech amendment, they used Ms. Marvel to strike back. 

Ms. Marvel is one of the few female and diverse characters that the Marvel universe has created. She is a 16-year-old girl who was suddenly bestowed with super-human powers that sends her on the adventure of a lifetime. However, Ms. Marvel, also known as Kamala Khan, is also a Pakistani Muslim-American. 

Khan is Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Khan made her first cameo appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) and first full appearance in costume as Ms. Marvel in All New Marvel Now Point One #1 (March 2014) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Marvel, which debuted in April 2014.

The Ms. Marvel comic books series has won “Best Series” in the Angouleme International Comic Book Festival and “Best Graphic Story” in the Hugo Awards. They have created a character who has been used to combat anti-Islamic rhetoric on San Francisco buses. A character who breaks the labels that have been developed about Muslims, about teenage girls, and about immigrants all in one. A character who has been described as “this generation’s Spider-Man.”

Take a look at the slideshow below and get to know this character that is not widely known to everybody, unless you are a die hard comic book reader. Me? Well, I had found out about her when I stumbled on this article a couple of years ago. She is not your typical superhero and that is what is interesting. Enjoy! 




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