The Evolution of the Female Action Figure: A Journey from Doll to Hero

Miss Marvel

Ms. Marvel is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was originally conceived as a female counterpart to Captain Marvel. Like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel title gain their powers through technology or genetics. Marvel has published four ongoing comic series titled Ms. Marvel, with the first two starring Carol Danvers, and the third and fourth starring Kamala Khan. 
When Carol Danvers, the first character to use the moniker Ms. Marvel, first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 in March 1968, she meant so much more than a simple action figure. That was the first female action figure in the history, and a masculine one, symbolizing anther important and visual step toward gender equality.

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