Marvel will launch a new Ms. Marvel title under its All New Marvel NOW! banner in February, featuring a teenage Muslim girl from Jersey City as the title character, according to the New York Times.  The series will be written by novelist and comic scribe (Cairo, Air) G. Willow Wilson, who revealed on her site that art on the book will be by Adrian Alphona (Runaways). 

Alphona concept art
Wilson, a convert to Islam, told the Times that the series will deal with conflicts between familial and religious edicts and superheroics.  "I do expect some negativity, not only from people who are anti-Muslim, but people who are Muslim and might want the character portrayed in a particular light," she said. 

A female Muslim as the title character of a book by a Big Two publisher is a new step toward a more diverse cast for such books.