Sunday, October 21, 2007

Muslim superheroes: The 99

NPR's Studio 360 covers The 99, a comic about 99 heroes who each embody one of the 99 attributes of God (AKA Asma’ Allah al-Ḥusná, or the 99 most beautiful names of God). Conceived by Naif Al-Mutawa, founder of Teshkeel Comics, The 99 is written by Fabian Nicieza and illustrated by John McCrea and James Hodgkins. A preview issue (and a long one, 68 pages) is available as a free PDF here.
Hear Studio 360's coverage here.


Saleem Siddiqui said...

This is an amazing Idea. I grew up reading comics just like many kids in the US. This is one of the concepts that I had been thinking of to help change the perception of Muslims in the West. Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa has put together an excellent team to produce this high quality work of art.

Check it out here and listen to the interview!

SolShine7 said...

That's interesting.

Anyhow, just stopping by to say hi.

Anonymous said...

As intersting as this is, this is going to be a complete fail.

So complete it's actually embarressing.

There are already a good few hardcore Sunni & shiite leaders laying into this film...

"the fact that they all go around in 3's means that the writer is working for the pope and is trying to promote holy trinity."

Oh have mercy.

Muslims are PROPER crazy - they dont even let women vote in some hardcore ISlamist countries - people think they are going to like a film promoting American type super heros who are meant to be Muslims?

Wars have been started for less!

Viagra said...

this is a very interesting idea, if it is well developed it go pretty far, hopefully I would read the PDF in a while and check it better.