This beauty has changed the comic book business for good by creating a female Muslim superhero. Our terrific woman this Tuesday is G. Willow Wilson.
G. Willow Wilson has been reading comic books since she was a little girl. Her first encounter with comics was when she read an anti-smoking pamphlet featuring X-Men. From that point on, Wilson loved comic books, but she noticed that only boys were being spotlighted as the heroes.
Wilson is the writer behind Marvel’s series, Ms. Marvel, which features a Muslim girl with superpowers. Not only does she touch on girl power but her series also touches on religion. Wilson is also the creator and writer behind Marvel’s series, A-Force, which is about an all-girls superhero team. She uses her comic books as a platform to stop discrimination and to acknowledge what girls are capable of. Ms. Marvel received a lot of negativity, but it also was named one of Marvel’s bestselling series.
Thank you, Wilson, for writing about topics that many authors are too uncomfortable to talk about. G. Willow Wilson is a girl with beauty and brains!