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‘Ms. Marvel’ author G. Willow Wilson to speak at SCC

January 22, 2019 GMT

Writer G. Willow Wilson read her first superhero comic, an X-Men-themed anti-smoking booklet, as a nine-year-old in fifth grade health class.

Years later, Wilson has turned comic books from schoolwork into a full-fledged career.

From 2014 to February 2019, Wilson penned “Ms. Marvel” starring Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.

In an open letter, Willow, who co-created Khan with editors Sana Amanat and Stephen Wacker and artist Adrian Alphona, announced that she would be handing over the reins to Saladin Ahmed after having written 60 issues.

With Ahmed at the helm, the series will now be called “The Magnificent Ms. Marvel.”

“This character… had become a cultural phenomenon that was going to outlive us both,” Willow told Entertainment Weekly in December. “Given that was true, I really wanted to be cognizant of the fact that superheroes thrive with a multiplicity of voices telling their stories. I wanted to leave on a high note.”

Willow is not taking a moment to rest, however; her third novel “The Bird King” will be released in March.