Arrowed: Ms. Marvel

The feature inspired by great cosplay and fan art where I imagine various Marvel properties taken to the small screen and wonder aloud just what their shows would be like. Today's pitch: Ms. Marvel.
Cosplay by: Lava-Alley (picture by Oscar Cwajbaum)

Surely we have the technology to do giant fists and stretchy legs on a TV budget! Though you know what? Kamala Khan's adventures as Ms. Marvel aren't really about the power set, or only as far as they represent teenage awkwardness. I'd accept something more TV friendly; it's not what I care about.

What I do care about is that offbeat Muslim geek girl from New Jersey, hanging out at the corner store, falling for the wrong boys, arguing with her strict parents, taking care of her community, and going all gooey inside (and outside) when she meets the occasional "name" hero. TV has diversity problems just as much as comics do, especially when it comes to representing Muslims in a positive light. But not only would a Ms. Marvel show address that, but it would be a fine coming of age story as well, an aspect of herodom that's usually glossed over in movies because the heroes are either older, or else become pros by the end of the first act.

Granted, Ms. Marvel hinges on a couple of Marvel properties who haven't had their movies yet - Captain Marvel and the Inhumans - so I might be jumping the gun. But I think it's a gun worth jumping. How about you?



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