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In Egypt, Comics Laud Arabic Heroes

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In Egypt, Comics Laud Arabic Heroes

In Egypt, Comics Laud Arabic Heroes

In Egypt, Comics Laud Arabic Heroes

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Once a bastion of Western culture, comic books have been created from scratch in Egypt that feature Middle Eastern super-heroes. While some of the art may seem familiar to American eyes. But the names — and super-powers — may not. Among the characters: Jalila, Defender of City of All the Faiths; Rakan the Lone Warrior; and Zein the Last Pharaoh.

Guest:

Marwan El-Nashar, managing editor, editor, AK Comics

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