Marvel Comics Teen Muslim Heroine Ms. Marvel Takes Home Highest Praise at the “Cannes of Comics”
Every year the Angoulême International Comics Festival recognizes the best and brightest creators from around the world for their contributions to the comics industry. Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal, written by G. Willow Wilson with art by Adrian Alphona, won the prestigious award for “Best Series” this past weekend in Angoulême, France.
Humbled by this award, Ms. Marvel series writer G. Willow Wilson said,
“The whole Ms. Marvel team is honored to accept the Angouleme prize for best series. Working on this book and connecting with readers and fans has been a unique joy for all of us. At a time when it sometimes seems the world is in a state of constant conflict, it is a privilege to work on a series that unites us through adventure, humor and a celebration of our common humanity. Thank you to everyone who believes in Kamala Khan, and thank you to Angouleme.”
As the only American comic book publisher to be recognized this year for their contributions to the international comic book community, this is also the first time that Marvel Comics has received the respected and significant award of “Best Series”
Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine is an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City (GO JERSEY!) – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. Kamala gained shape-shifting powers when Inhumanity spread over the Earth. Already a super hero fangirl, in particular Carol Danvers, Kamala took up Captain Marvel’s former identity, becoming the new Ms. Marvel. This up and coming hero works to protect her community and understand her place in the world. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she continues to take the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either, but she’s here to prove that she is the next great Marvel Super Hero!
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MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: NO NORMAL
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Art by ADRIAN ALPHONA
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