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

  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},
  pages={450 - 463}
  • S. Gibbons
  • Published 4 August 2017
  • Art
  • Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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