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March 9, 2005 Once a bastion of Western culture, many comics now feature Mideast heroes. The art is familiar, but names and super-powers may not be. Among the characters: Jalila, Defender of City of All the Faiths; Rakan the Lone Warrior; and Zein the Last Pharaoh.
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January 6, 2005 Sharad Devarajan is the CEO of Gotham Entertainment Group, which has licensed the Marvel Comics characters to be distributed in South Asia. Their first publication is Spider-Man India, featuring Pavitr Prabhakar as Peter Parker.
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January 13, 2005 She's half-Mexican, half-Puerto Rican, 15 years old, never leaves home without her cell phone - and happens to have spider senses. Araña Corazon is Marvel Comics' latest -- and most diverse -- addition to the Spider-Man legacy.
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