Marvel and ABC News collaborated on ‘Madaya Mom,’ a comic about a Syrian mother and hero

Marvel has no shortage of superheroes under its creative branch, but perhaps none are more heroic, or relevant, than Madaya Mom. The new comic book series comes from a collaboration between Marvel and ABC News (both owned by Disney), detailing the real-life accounts of a mother living in the war-torn Syrian city of Madaya.

Marvel and ABC News collaborated on ‘Madaya Mom,’ a comic about a Syrian mother and hero

The comic is based on a series of blog posts from the mother — who, for safety reasons, has chosen to remain anonymous — published on ABC beginning in January with “Syria Starving: A Family’s Fight for Survival.” The Madaya Mom comic takes into account some of her real-life exchanges with ABC’s journalists; she would text them updates about her and her family’s situation.

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