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Gender and the Superhero Narrative$
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Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496818805

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.001.0001

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“Yeah, I Think There Is Still Hope”

“Yeah, I Think There Is Still Hope”

Youth, Ethnicity, Faith, Feminism, and Fandom in Ms. Marvel

(p.23) “Yeah, I Think There Is Still Hope”
Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Mel Gibson

University Press of Mississippi

Ms. Marvel originally formed part of the All-New Marvel Now! comic book branding of 2015 aimed at attracting new readers to Marvel titles. As such the comic is able to offer new ways of thinking about the character Ms. Marvel, while also maintaining links with the longer history of the character. Kamala is a complex and nuanced character who, even before gaining superpowers, is caught between the two worlds of her Pakistani and Muslim family background and her New Jersey teenage peers, thus making the narrative, in part, about issues around assimilation and integration.

Keywords:   Muslim American, Youth, Feminism, Diversity, Fandom

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