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Kamala Khan is a teenage Muslim girl living in Jersey City.

No exploding planet, death of a relative or irradiated spider led to Kamala’s creation. Her genesis began more mundanely, in a conversation between Sana Amanat and Steve Wacker, two editors at Marvel. “I was telling him some crazy anecdote about my childhood, growing up as a Muslim-American,” Ms. Amanat said. “He found it hilarious.” Ms. Amanat and Mr. Wacker noted the dearth of female superhero series and, even more so, of comics with cultural specificity.


WTF is the thing on the right there?!?!? Like a giant mutant hedgehog with hulk hands?!?!

Yes, a giant mutant hedgehog with hulk hands. Doesn't that make you want to read the comic more?

That's right. It makes me want to read the comic more.

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