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.”