Being a mother in my middle forties, I was at one time in my childhood interested in the world of comics. In my day, there were no women in comic books, give or take the random damsel in distress of secretary of a secret identity. Those times are changing.
Growing up, my favorite Marvel Superhero was Captain America, who my childhood BFF Marnie introduced me to. I am not sure why, but it was an interest that I quickly grew out of. Role models for females at that time consisted of Barbie and an assortment of dolls. Although Barbie is strong and independent on her own, she is tiny next to the Marvel females.
There has been a number of female characters created for the comic industry since then, such as Wonder Woman and the Invisible Woman. But these characters really hold no extra-ordinarily cool powers like the newest Marvel addition.
Marvel Studios has announced that they will be introducing a new character named “Ms. Marvel” to the comic world. This is exciting news to both the lonely comic geeks who see little female action in real life, and to the lovers of comics in general. Women are definitely being represented in this male dominated industry in a big way.Read more