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Ms Marvel’s latest comic featuring Kamala Khan takes us back to Indo-Pak partition

Mumbai: Marvel's latest offering that traces the origins of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American Muslim superheroine, shows her parents migration from India to Pakistan during the turbulent partition era. With their latest comic, Marvel traces

PTI PTI Published on: July 01, 2016 9:42 IST
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Mumbai: Marvel's latest offering that traces the origins of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American Muslim superheroine, shows her parents migration from India to Pakistan during the turbulent partition era. 

With their latest comic, Marvel traces the roots of Kamala, the superheroine from New Jersey, and it dates back to India's partition in 1947.

Kamala is a fictional superheroine appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. 

The first few pages of the new comic have recently been released and they show Kamala's parents, Kareem and Aisha, as Indian Muslims in the then 'Bombay' in 1947 when the largest human migration in history was underway. They are en route to the newly-found Pakistan. 

The appearance of the characters -- bold gold bangles and shalwar kameez paired with a dupatta -- depicts the Muslims of the subcontinent, the Express Tribune reported. 

Kamala's parents are anticipating her birth as her mother asks God for a sign that will reassure her of her child's safe future in Pakistan. 

Created by editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker, writer G Willow Wilson and artist Adrian Alphona, Kamala is Marvel's first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. 

Kamala made her first appearance in Captain Marvel #14 (August 2013) before taking over the Ms Marvel comic book series in February 2014.

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