Female Thor and Black Captain America: Strong characters beyond the suit

July 17, 2014 5:23 PM

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Marvel comics revealed a female Thor Tuesday, and Wednesday revealed a new Captain America who is African-American. The change is progressive, but includes a lot of responsibility to reach deeper than skin color or gender.

Captain America is Black, Thor is a woman with Titanic attributes, Ms. Marvel, whose latest issue came out yesterday, is a modestly dressed Muslim teen hero. Parents face a host of new role models and issues to navigate with kids as Marvel Comics continues to expand its universe of superheroes.

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