‘I don’t exactly have quiet, pretty powers’: flexibility and alterity in Ms. Marvel

@article{Gibbons2017IDE,
  title={‘I don’t exactly have quiet, pretty powers’: flexibility and alterity in Ms. Marvel},
  author={Sarah Gibbons},
  journal={Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics},
  year={2017},
  volume={8},
  pages={450 - 463}
}
  • Sarah Gibbons
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
  • ABSTRACT The new Ms. Marvel series featuring Kamala Khan has been tremendously popular, having garnered significant media attention since its launch in 2014. This article analyses the representation of freaked and Othered bodies in the series. It suggests that the visual representation of Kamala’s extraordinary flexibility parallels thematic concerns surrounding the figurative flexibility to crises demanded of the characters who share her home in Jersey City; the body in this series is a site… CONTINUE READING
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