‘Ms. Marvel’ aka ‘Kamala Khan’ Based on Indo-Pak Partition

‘Ms. Marvel’ aka ‘Kamala Khan’ Based on Indo-Pak Partition

Marvel aka Kamala Khan has soared in popularity ever since she was introduced by Marvel Comics in 2013. With their latest comic, Marvel traces the roots of the Pakistani-American superhero from New Jersey, and to our surprise it dates back to the Indo-Pak partition.

The first few pages of the comic have recently been released and they show Kamala’s parents, Kareem and Aisha, as Indian Muslims in Bombay in 1947 when the largest human migration in history was underway. They are en route to the newly found Pakistan. Kamala is a fictional superheroine appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The appearance of the characters – bold gold bangles and shalwar kameez paired with a dupatta – depicts the Muslims of the subcontinent, the Express Tribune reported. In the comic book, Kamala’s parents are anticipating her birth as her mother asks God for a sign that will reassure her of her child’s safe future in Pakistan.

Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, and written by G. Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona, Kamala is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline a comic book. Kamala first made her appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before taking over the Ms. Marvel comic book series in February 2014.

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