Marvel Creates Superhero Comic for Hearing-Impaired Boy

Marvel Creates Superhero Comic for Hearing-Impaired Boy

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Comic book cover for Hearing impaired boySome real-life heroes at Marvel Comics created a hearing-aid-wearing superhero comic book in honor of hearing impaired little boy who didn’t want to wear his own device any more.

The creation of the new character began when Anthony Smith’s mother wrote to Marvel after her son told her he didn’t want to wear his blue hearing aid to school.

The boy said, “Super heroes don’t wear them.”

Bill Rosemann, a Marvel editor, who has a 3-year-old son, sent the email around the office and wheels began to turn on the boy’s behalf.

First, someone remembered that Hawkeye, an Avenger, once had a hearing problem — and that comic book was sent to the family. Then, they went a step further, creating a drawing of a new superhero who has super hearing when he listens through his super-device.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story in NY Daily News)

 

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