It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... well, this time it's something a bit different: The latest comic-book hero will be a wheelchair-bound Muslim boy who lost his legs in a landmine accident, reports the AP. The Silver Scorpion began to take shape when a US philanthropist, inspired by President Obama's outreach to the Muslim world, gathered a group of disabled American and Syrian kids to talk storylines.
When the kids were asked what superpower they'd want, no one asked that their disability be cured: "They were empowered by their own disabilities, and they should not be seen as a source of weakness," says the co-founder of Liquid Comics. The Silver Scorpion hasn't taken final shape yet, but will likely have the power to control metal with his mind. The comic is set to launch in English and Arabic.