Ms. Marvel and Other Superheroes Become Protest Superheroes!

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There are some strong, fearless, and all-American superheroes lending their faces to the resistance.

During the Women’s March(s) around the world in January, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia popped up representing that a women’s true place is in the resistance. Now as protests continue (HELL YEA, KEEP THEM GOING!) focusing not just on women’s rights but also strongly opposing Trump’s ban on Muslims and moving forward on his plans for building a wall along the Mexican border. Now more powerful and inspiring fictional characters are proving to be a force to reckon with and giving protestors hope in these dark times, Ms. Marvel, Captain America, Wonder Woman, and more!

Back in 2014, Kamala Khan took over the title of Ms. Marvel becoming the first Muslim-American superhero in Marvel history to get her own solo title. Kamala is a first-generation Pakistani-American teenage girl living in Jersey City who by day attends high-school and geeks out about the Avengers but by night she is saving the citizens of her city!

Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel was created by Muslim American writer G. Willow Wilson, artist Adrian Alphona, and editors Stephen Wacker and Sana Amanat and since then her debut has had an ongoing social impact and has had her become a beloved Marvel character. You may even recall back in 2015 in San Francisco, Kamala helped street activists take down Islamophobic bus ads. Now Kamala is a symbol of social-justice at many protests around the world, check it out below…

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I'll give you one guess as to which was the best sign at the anti-Islamophobia protest today. #MsMarvel

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I have no words. #MuslimBan #MsMarvel #KamalaKhan #MaryneArt

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Kamala Khan isn’t the only superhero who’s face and will-power is being used for the resistance – Captain America (who famously punched Hitler in the face) and Wonder Woman have been showing up as well. Earlier this week the daughter of the co-creator of Captain America, Melissa Groben, had this to say about the use of the character in Anti-Trump protests:

Captain America has been around for a long time, so anytime there is any turmoil or unrest or disagreement, he pops up. We all find whatever we need in a particular character, whatever that may be. So, I can’t say that the way anyone is using the character is wrong. If that’s what they see in the character, then that’s what works for them.

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Also, hello Supergirl!

💪#womensmarchonwashington

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Well, beautiful people of the world keep on RESISTING! 

Kait Calabrò

Kait Calabrò

Lady Kaitlin Marie Bernadette Calabrò of House Ravenclaw, First of Her Name; Mother of Recaps, Breaker of News, Khaleesi of Wonder Wharf, Queen of Geekdom, and Empress of Anglophiles, is the Managing Editor of AGtM.  By day she is the Marketing Manager of the Philadelphia Film Society, by night she is a serious relationship with her Netflix account. Kait is a proud Temple Owl! And is currently in a celebrity feud with both Samuel L. Jackson and Zachary Levi, unbeknownst to them. She spends her evenings watching the skies waiting for Thor to fly down and take her back to Asgard!
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