Here are ten Marvel ladies ready to leap from the page to the screen
Ms. Marvel - ABC Family series
From the brief glimpses fans have gotten of the new Ms. Marvel debuting as part of All-New Marvel NOW! it seems the Muslim teen will be a very "Buffy"-like hero, combining normal suburban angst with the complications of being the bearer of the Ms. Marvel legacy -- plus a dash of social commentary on racial prejudice and marginalization. This would be the perfect story engine for a show aimed at teens over on ABC Family. If Disney and Marvel want to grab the next generation of fans, they better start planting the seeds over on some of their other, younger skewing networks. They have been doing a good job over on the animated side of things on Disney XD, but there is a whole tween crowd that Marvel can reach via ABC Family. This age group, voracious consumers of Manga and other media, could be the Marvel fans of tomorrow. The new Ms. Marvel, with her origins tied into classic Marvel continuity, can grab young fans by the hand and lead them to the world of comics or film. The Muslim teen can reach audiences looking for a young, relevant hero for the modern world. Marvel could also introduce other teen heroes into the series, building a foundation of young heroism on a channel with young eyes already watching. Connecting the new Ms. Marvel to any conceived "Captain Marvel" film would make the character seem like she "matters," and allow young people a relatable voice in the Marvel media universe.