Marvel Comics Introducing a Muslim Girl Superhero

SidewaysQuark11/06/2013 10:29:19 am PST

re: #61 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut

I do think, however, that Marvel and the rest of the comic book worlds don’t do enough to portray the societal change that would come from having superheroes, with religions being one of the most strongly affected. The existence of those heroes— and villains— would have to become one of the dominant theological problems, especially in that some of them claim to be acting in the name of (various) gods, let alone the ones who claim to be gods. There are beings who certainly look like and claim to be angels and demons, as well, from various pantheons.

Perhaps a great story would be our hero, Kamala, traveling 1000 years into the future where all modern religions have inevitably devolved into mythology, like the Norse and Greek pantheons of the past have. There, she can find out Allah/Yahweh has degenerated in power into a flawed hero little different than Thor, and confront the reality of her faith.

Since it’s set in the future where Allah/Yahweh is myth, much like Thor is today, it wouldn’t be offensive to anyone. Right?