Arab Superwomen Fight Convention as Comics Draw New Middle East

By Salma El Wardany and Caroline Alexander - 2013-11-06T08:20:59Z

Image courtesy Mai El Shoush

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“Solid female characters, not just superheroes, are essential for the Arab world at this time of unprecedented violence against women” says Lebanese artist Joumana Medlej who in 2006 created Malaak, a girl with magical powers who saves her country from evil spirits masquerading as militias.  “We can create in our literature the equal and balanced society we aspire to.”