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February 22, 2016

Ms. Marvel Wins Second Dwayne McDuffie Diversity Award

I'm a little bit late to this mostly out of confusion as to how it was disseminated -- it felt like a product announcement rather than a news story -- but once my confusion dimmed I was happy to hear that the Ms. Marvel title won the second Dwayne McDuffie Award For Diversity In Comics. This was announced at a ceremony held during the Long Beach Comic Expo. The award was accepted on behalf of the creative and publishing teams via a video presentation by writer G. Willow Wilson.

In general, the award has positioned itself well to point out multiple positive developments for diversity in comics at a time when the industry continues to struggle with a sustained commitment to concepts, characters and series that embody those issues in a positive way.

As the article notes, the title has enjoyed recent success at both Angouleme and at the Eisners, and the character is starting to have her presence felt in popular team books.
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