Marvel has recruited Young Adult author Samira Ahmed to work with Runaways artist Andrés Genolet on a new miniseries starring one of their most popular young adult characters, Ms. Marvel.
Ms. Marvel: Beyond the Limit will run for five issues, starting in September, and will address questions about “the source of her powers and what that means.”
“For kids of color, Muslim kids, there was literally zero representation when I was growing up,” Ahmed told Entertainment Weekly. “Just the fact that Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman was brunette and from someplace outside America was like, ‘Wow, that’s amazing!’ So when Sana and Willow announced Ms. Marvel, I was just so stunned. My heart soars for all the kids who will have Ms. Marvel comics as part of their childhood. For me, what’s cool about her is that she’s a girl like all the other girls. She’s balancing all this stuff: Parental expectations – which I can 100 percent relate to now even in adulthood – plus school, crushes and then this extraordinary side job. I feel so much that that is teen life, where you’re struggling to balance all those things and find your voice and where you fit in.”Continue reading “Samira Ahmed + Andrés Genolet will push Ms. Marvel ‘Beyond the Limit’”