The ALL NEW MARVEL NOW initiative is upon us my friends. You know what that means! ALL new series, all new storylines, and all new #1′s! Much like last year’s “Marvel NOW” initiative, Marvel is one again attempting to re-ignite interest in their titles by either re-launching old titles whose sales have dropped off, or creating brand new storylines, much like we saw recently with the release of All-New Invaders #1.
Today, we are looking at yet ANOTHER new book from this initiative. However, this title is met with quite a bit of controversy. This book’s title character is actually a 16 year old woman of Muslim descent. While this is not the FIRST Muslim superhero from Marvel, she is the first to have her own solo comic series. Some people are prepared to hate this book based on the idea of having a “terrorist” as a super hero, but this idea is ludicrous. My only reason for having an “issue” with this book is that the character is taking on the name of an already established hero, Ms. Marvel.
Ms. Marvel is a name most closely associated with Carol Danvers, who at the moment has taken on the name of CAPTAIN Marvel. But giving her name to a brand new character, this seems a little wrong to me. But perhaps we should go into this book with an open mind and judge it based on what happens in the book itself. So let us begin Ms. Marvel #1.
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