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Syrian mother becomes Marvel’s latest superhero

After following the story of one Syrian woman and her five children in Madaya, ABC News teamed up with Marvel Comics to share her story in a free digital comic.
In this setup photo a woman looks at the cover of the comic book "Madaya Mom" in Washington, DC on October 7, 2016.
The book, titled "Madaya Mom," is available online for free on the ABC News website. ABC News has been in contact with a woman from the syrian town of Madaya, near the lebanese border. Madaya has been held under siege by the syrian regim army for the better part of the last two years. The woman, who's a mother of five, has sent messages to describe her everyday life. These messages were used a
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Marvel Comics usually publishes comic books about superheroes who save the world from villains, but this time, they've decided to do something different. "Madaya Mom," a Syrian mother of five living in the besieged Syrian city of Madaya, has become Marvel's latest superhero.

“A hero, or a superhero, is a matter of heart and determination, and not about special powers. So if in the midst of war, you keep the strength to be a calm and loving mother to your family, and take the role of spokesman for all the mothers caught in a war, I think you fit the category of a superhero,’’ Dalibor Talajic, the comic's illustrator from Zagreb, Croatia, told Al-Monitor. ABC News managed to establish contact with a Syrian woman and chronicled her testimonies in a blog on its website. For her own protection, she was called “Madaya Mom.”

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