If you’re a female-identifying fan of superhero comics, then Sana Amanat is probably someone you’re familiar with. Comic book editors aren’t always (or even often) household names, but Amanat has transcended her role at Marvel to become one of the faces of diverse and representative comics. As the Director for Content and Character Development at Marvel, she’s also a role model for young women aspiring to break into the comics industry.
Amanat co-created Kamala Khan, the feisty Pakistani-American superhero who answers to the name Ms. Marvel. She has brought countless new fans into comics and delighted long-time readers of the medium. The comic Ms. Marvel, written by G. Willow Wilson and drawn by Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa and more, has been lauded for its positive representation of people of color - and especially for its depiction of a Muslim family.
Now, Amanat reveals her own personal history on SYFY WIRE's Origin Stories podcast, which celebrates SYFY's 25th anniversary.