Marvel Comics create superhero inspired by hearing-impaired US boy
Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): Marvel Comics has created a superhero called Blue Ear in honour of a four-year-old boy from Salem, who was born with a chromosomal disorder that left him with severe hearing loss.
Anthony Smith, who has no right ear and only partial hearing in his left, wears a blue hearing aid that has enabled him to speak and attend school.
According to WFXT-TV, Smith, who is a devoted comic book fan, told his mother three weeks ago that he was no longer wearing the device because "superheroes don't wear blue ears."
Alarmed by the boy's refusal, his mother, Christina D'Allesandro, emailed Marvel Comics in New York City, asking for assistance.
The comic book publisher sent D'Allesandro a picture the next day of "Hawkeye," a superhero who lost 80 percent of his hearing and wears aids.
The company then sent an image of its newest creation, a character called "Blue Ear," who it said was named after the boy, News.com.au reported.
"It's amazing," D'Allesandro said of the company's response. She said her son brought the comic book pictures to his pre-school, which prompted teachers to hold a superhero week. (ANI)
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