New Wheelchair-bound, Muslim Superhero Will Arrive First in Syria

A month ago, U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus to meet a group of disabled young Syrians, according to The Associated Press. One of their main goals was to come up with ideas and story lines for a new superhero.

Liquid Comics is now turning the young people’s ideas into pictures and a story for the first comic.

According to the AP:

The superhero’s appearance hasn’t been finalized, but he definitely will be a Muslim boy in a wheelchair. An early sketch shows a boy who lost his legs in a landmine accident and later becomes the Silver Scorpion after discovering he has the power to control metal with his mind.

The goal is to release the new comic—in English and in Arabic—in early November. As for Arabic-language distribution, the first 50,000 comics will go to Syria.Later, they should make their way around the Arabic-speaking world.

You can read more about the comic and the kids behind its creation here.

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2 Responses to New Wheelchair-bound, Muslim Superhero Will Arrive First in Syria

  1. Crip Strips says:

    I’m glad to see more and more disabled character/protagonist being used in mainstream media outlets.

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