List of Middle Eastern superheroes

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The following is a mixed list of fictional West Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Jewish, Turkish, Persian, Israeli, and North African superheroes. The characters are sorted by the comics publishing house where they originated.

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Valiant Comics[edit]

  • Armstrong (Aram Anni-Padda, one of three immortal brothers from ancient Sumeria)
  • Eternal Warrior (Gilad Anni-Padda, one of three immortal brothers from ancient Sumeria)
  • Timewalker (Ivar Anni-Padda, one of three immortal brothers from ancient Sumeria)

Teshkeel Comics[edit]

  • Ramzi Razem
  • Rughal
  • Jabbar the Powerful
  • Noora the Light
  • Darr the Afflicter
  • Jami the Assembler
  • Raqib the Watcher
  • Mumita the Destroyer
  • Bari the Healer
  • Soora the Organizer
  • Hidayeh the Guide
  • Sami the Hearer

Independents[edit]

  • Bromisnar (Arab superhero from Chilean comic)[2]
  • Iman (The Adventures of Iman), a Muslim girl-hero who uses faith as the source of her power[3][4][5]
  • Zahra The Shadow Flame, a teenage girl living in United Arabia with fire powers. Appears in a self-titled series published by Adam Comics in 2018.[6]
  • Wayl, created by Zaid Adham and Yasser Alireza and published out of Dubai, is an Arab antihero comic based in Amman. Wayl is capable of harnessing his body's electrostatic discharges to create weapons. Wayl debuted to great acclaim at the 2016 Middle East Film and Comic Con.[7][8][9][10][11]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Incredible Hulk #250
  2. ^ International Hero
  3. ^ Iman: Young Teenage Muslim Girl Super Hero, IslamicVoice.com
  4. ^ Iman to the Rescue!, Idol Chatter on Beliefnet, October 18, 2006.
  5. ^ The Adventures of Iman official site
  6. ^ Zahra The Shadow Flame official site
  7. ^ Wayl Comics official site
  8. ^ In a time of upheaval, the superheroes of the Arabic world are closer to Batman than Superman Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2016
  9. ^ Wayl comic creators aim for realism in Arab superhero tale Gulf News, April 4, 2016
  10. ^ Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2018
  11. ^ Fact Magazine May 12, 2016
  12. ^ Lewis, A. David (20 March 2017). "Kismet Seventy Years Later: Recognizing the First Genuine Muslim Superhero". ISLAMiCommentary. Archived from the original on 14 February 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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