It was really important for me to portray Kamala as someone who is struggling with her faith." Wilson continued, "Her brother is extremely conservative, her mom is paranoid that she's going to touch a boy and get pregnant, and her father wants her to concentrate on her studies and become a doctor." As much as Islam is a part of Kamala’s identity, this book isn't preaching about religion or the Islamic faith in particular.
It's about what happens when you struggle with the labels imposed on you, and how that forms your sense of self.
In November 2013, Marvel Comics announced that Kamala Khan, a teenage American Muslim from Jersey City, New Jersey, would take over the comic book series Ms. The conception of Kamala Khan came about during a conversation between Marvel editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker.
It's a struggle we've all faced in one form or another, and isn't just particular to Kamala because she's Muslim.
Her religion is just one aspect of the many ways she defines herself. Marvel from Carol Danvers, who now goes by the alias Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue De Connick revealed that Khan actually made a brief appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) saying, "Kamala is in the background of a scene in Captain Marvel 14...
She is very deliberately placed in a position where she sees Carol protecting civilians from Yon-Rogg." Wilson explained.
Khan made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before going on to star in the solo series Ms. Within the Marvel Universe, Khan is a teenage Pakistani American from Jersey City, New Jersey with shapeshifting abilities, who discovers that she has Inhuman genes in the aftermath of the "Inhumanity" storyline and assumes the mantle of Ms.
Marvel from her idol Carol Danvers after Danvers becomes Captain Marvel.
Marvel's announcement that a Muslim character would headline a comic book was met with widespread reaction and the first volume of Ms.
Marvel won the Hugo Award for best graphic story in 2015. Willow Wilson and drawn by Adrian Alphona, marks the first time a Muslim character has headlined a book at Marvel Comics.
Marvel tied into the "Secret Wars" crossover event with the "Last Days" storyline, which details Khan's account of the end of the Marvel Universe.