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Muslim Arab-American Green Lantern adds diversity
ByREUTERS
September 6, 2012 02:05

NEW YORK - DC Comics introduced a new Green Lantern on Wednesday - a Muslim from Dearborn, Michigan, who leaves behind street racing to join an intergalactic police force.

Simon Baz, the muscular protagonist in his early 20s with the Arabic word for courage, "al-shuja'a," tattooed on his arm, is the latest example of superhero diversity in the comic book world. His debut comes after DC Comics unveiled a gay Green Lantern in June and Marvel Comics presented a half-black, half-Latino Spider-Man last year.

"In typical comic books there's a big handsome white guy and that's it. But that's not the world we live in, and comics are reflecting that," Thor Parker, social marketing and event director at Midtown Comics in New York, told Reuters. Parker's store was selling the new comic book on Wednesday.

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