Oh...goody? Wait it gets better..the hero is not only a muslim teenager..he's disabled. Which means of course that anything derogatory I say about the new super hero will be consider anti muslim...well duuhhhh, and social inept, and hateful towards the disabled. Oh boy.
"The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open Hands Intiative, a non-profit organization founded by U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay T. Snyder."
Now this here should be your FIRST warning. Yep a rich Philanthropist..who is also a Democrat Party activist.
"From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Snyder served as Public Delegate, United States Representative to the 55th United Nations General Assembly, functioning as a representative on general policy matters, reform issues, and the Millennium Summit, and formulated and presented statements before the U.N. on a variety of public diplomacy questions."
Yep now why? oh why? does this not fill me with 'happy joy joy feelings"?
"Snyder says he was inspired by President Barack Obama's effort to reach out to the Muslim world in his January 2009 inaugural address. Last month, Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus to meet their Syrian peers, and one of their main goals was to come up with ideas and story lines for the new superhero."
That was not an effort to reach out. That was opening ceremony of the "Apology Tour" and...I'm sorry but that did not go well. Everyone Obama 'reached out' to was either annoyed, laughing their asses off or hold us in complete contempt for showing weakness.
Oh and by the way..the Silver Scorpion? Someone should have pointed out the story of the Scorpion and the Frog to the children. It didn't end well.
Finally on the bad side of this:
"The new superhero is Muslim, who loses his legs in a tragic landmine accident and must learn to come to terms with the reality of his disability while learning to use his newfound power to fight for social inclusion, equity and justice."
How about the superhero fights for freedom, Liberty and justice. Sorry someone including you in their group, their life etc, is a personal decision. You can't FORCE it..you'll just end up pissing people off and making them hate you.
This comic and it's follow ups will be used to push and preach a liberal/progressive agenda. This does not thrill me at all.
Now to end on a happier note.. kudos to the kids, for using their imaginations and NOT letting their disabilities completely control their lives, or dominate their spirits.