Every so often I check out the official blog of Disability.gov. A recent post was about a new comic book, The Silver Scorpion. This comic book is the brainchild of youth who attended the “Youth Ability Summit,” held in Damascus in 2010. The youth collaborated during the Summit to create the comic which tells the story of a Muslim boy named Bashir who loses his legs in a landmine accident and later gains the powerful ability to bend metal with his mind. This comic is the first ever cross-cultural superhero with a disability.
The summit was sponsored by the Open Hands Initiative (OHI), a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 by American businessman and philanthropist, Jay T. Snyder. To read the full article visit, Disability.Blog.
- New Muslim Comic Book Superhero On The Way (thehandiestone.typepad.com)
- MTV Voices Launches Silver Scorpion Superhero Web Series (sfinclusiveschools.wordpress.com)