This comic book cover image released by Marvel Comics shows character Kamala Khan on the "Ms. Marvel" issue. The new monthly Ms. Marvel is debuting as part of the Company’s popular All-New Marvel NOW! initiative. (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)
Marvel Comics is bringing Ms. Marvel back as a 16-year-old daughter of Pakistani immigrants living in Jersey City named Kamala Khan.
The character - among the first to be a series protagonist who is a woman and Muslim - is part of Marvel Entertainment's efforts to reflect a growing diversity among its readers by reflecting them in the pages of its comic books.
Writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona, working with editor Sana Amanat, say the series reflects Khan's vibrant but kinetic world, learning to deal with superpowers, family expectations and adolescence.
Amanat calls the series a "desire to explore the Muslim-American diaspora from an authentic perspective" and what it means to be young and lost amid expectations by others.
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