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Marvel Comics introducing a Muslim girl superhero Published: November 5, 2013

The New York Times reports that Marvel Comics will soon add a new superhero to their lineup with a much different backstory than Peter Parker or Dr. Bruce Banner.

Kamala Khan, a Muslim girl living in Jersey City, will take on the super-identity of Ms. Marvel, a shape-changing teenage crime fighter.

How Marvel's readership responds to the introduction of a female Muslim hero remains to be seen, but the comic's creative team says they are prepared for both negativity from people who are anti-Muslim and from Muslims who wish to see a character portrayed in a certain manner. Read the rest of the story below.

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