Ms. Marvel Wins Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics

The excellent Ms. Marvel won the second annual “Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics” at the Long Beach Comic Expo this past weekend. On top of honoring the best in diversity in comics, the event also was an opportunity for friends and associates of the highly regarded McDuffie, a veteran comic-book and cartoon writer, to share stories about their late friend and celebrate his accomplishments.

Appearing via video, Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson told a story about a disagreement she had with McDuffie over DC comics Vixen, who they were both writing on separate books at the time.

Ms. Marvel covers the exploits of Kamala Khan, a teenage, Muslim, Pakistani-American superhero defending her hometown of Jersey City.

The other nominees were Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur, by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, and Natacha Bustos; Andre The Giant Closer to Heaven, by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri; Zana, by Jean Barker and Joey Granger; and Fresh Romance, edited by Janelle Asselin.

via Comics Alliance