Hannah Smith, journalism major at the Univeristy of Memphis. Memphis, TN. December 6, 2013

What do Batman, Superman, and the Flash all have in common? They're white guys. The new Ms. Marvel is not.

Introduced as Kamala Khan Captain Marvel #17, Kamala is a teenager, who lives in Jersey City. She's also a shape-shifting super-human, who struggles with teenage life in America as a Pakistani-American. Also fighting super-villains. Kamala is getting a proper debut in All New Marvel Now! #1 sometime in January of next year as the new Ms. Marvel.

Comics, action figures, and tons of lego bricks were abundant at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy convention. From November 15-17, the Memphis Comic and Fantasy convention convened at the Hilton of Memphis. Discussions about Harry Potter, Dr. Who, steampunk, and superheroes were held in conference rooms on the first floor lobby of the hotel. Cosplayers flocked and fluttered around the convention, striking poses for pictures and goofing off with one another.