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Old August 2 2009, 10:12 PM   #67
Re: Superman and Batman to join forces with Islamic superheroes

TheBrew wrote: View Post
I like how this thread went OT to cover for the fact that some people just don't want DC Superheroes interacting with Arabic Superheroes.
And this outbreak of Islamophobia is particularly ironic considering that neither the people behind "The 99" nor the characters in that comic are purely Islamic/Arabic to begin with.


Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa is the founder and CEO of Teshkeel Media Group. A PhD in clinical psychology and former newspaper columnist, Dr. Al-Mutawa was presented with a UNESCO prize for children's literature for his first children's book, which later extended into a series.

Fabian Nicieza, writer of THE 99, has been a well-known figure in the American comic book industry for over 20 years. Fabian is best-known for his work on top-selling Marvel titles as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable, Deadpool and New Thunderbolts.

Dan Panosian began his career in New York drawing for Marvel Comics titles such as X-Men, Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain America and DC Comics titles such as The Flash, Green Lantern and Batman. He also lent his skills to Image Comics' Spawn, Prophet and Pitt. From there, Dan branched out into commercial art and movie character design.

John McCrea has worked for Marvel, DC, Wildstorm, 2000AD, Dark Horse and CrossGen. McCrea won a prestigious Eisner award in 1999 for his work on DC Comics Hitman. He has also drawn for Hulk, Spider-Man, Demon, Superboy, Teen Titans, Judge Dredd, Batman, Wonder Woman, Punisher and Star Wars Tales.

Monica Kubina, colourist for THE 99, brings her own unique mix of talent, style and experience to the table. Born in Tehran, Iran, she was raised by Armenian, artist parents who had studied in Florence, Italy.,ckl

It's basically an Islamic mythology-inspired comic book series about a half-Islamic/half-Western group of superheroes which is primarily written and drawed by American artists, gets published by a Kuwaiti company, and is intended for an Arabic readership. In other words, it was all hideously PC even before the DC superheroes were brought in for a crossover.

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