This will rile a segment of the nation….you just watch and see.
Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero – a Muslim boy with superpowers who uses a wheelchair.
U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus, Syria, to meet a group of disabled young Syrians, and one of their goals was to come up with story lines for the new superhero.
Liquid Comics is now turning the young people’s ideas into pictures and a story for the first comic.
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 land-mine accident and later becomes the Silver Scorpion after discovering he has the power to control metal with his mind.
Sharad Devarajan, co-founder and CEO of Liquid Comics, said the goal is to release the first comic book – launching the disabled Muslim superhero – in early November in both Arabic and English.
Initially, 50,000 Arabic-language comics will be distributed throughout Syria, and subsequent issues will be distributed elsewhere in the Middle East, Snyder said.