The story behind Marvel's Muslim-American superheroine
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When Marvel Comics asked G. Willow Wilson to create an American-Muslim superheroine, she told them they were crazy: "New characters don't sell, female characters don't sell, minority characters don't sell." But her Pakistani-American character, Kamala Khan -- Ms. Marvel -- turned out to be a huge hit. In this talk, Wilson discusses writing for a new generation, and draws parallels between the millennial and Muslim experiences in a society at odds with their existence.