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SILVER SCORPION

As seen in hundreds of major media outlets around the world, the "Silver Scorpion" comic book is based on the creative ideas of the Youth Ability Summit participants, and tells the story of an Arabic teenager who loses his legs in a tragic accident, and later becomes the custodian of an ancient and magical superpower.

WHO IS THE SILVER SCORPION?

The "Silver Scorpion" is more than a superhero; he represents a new phase of U.S.-Arab public diplomacy efforts, and serves as a cross-cultural hero for the world, promoting tolerance, inclusion, and equality. Our Silver Scorpion comic book series is the first of its kind to raise awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and employ a cross-cultural approach to promoting inclusion and diversity.

It was developed by 26 American and Syrian youths with disabilities as part of our Youth Ability Summit and under the guidance and leadership of Liquid Comics. The Silver Scorpion comic book was honored at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2010 as part of our global Commitment to Action.

Learn more about the Youth Ability Summit.

Youth Ability Summit participant
Comic Launch event

EXPERIENCE THE "SILVER SCORPION"

In February 2011, the Silver Scorpion debuted at the Dar al-Assad Opera House in Damascus, Syria. More than one thousand people attended to watch the animated premiere. The comic book was later released in the United States on Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2011. In 2012, the comic was transformed into a fully animated version, broadcast on television and on the web through a partnership with MTV Voices. Watch the first episode on our YouTube channel or read Issue 1 of the "Silver Scorpion" comic book by clicking on the links below. You can also send us an email to request your very own copy.Want more Silver Scorpion? Head to Amazon to purchase the next issue! Issues two through six introduce new characters and adventures for the Silver Scorpion and his friends.

Read the series in English or Arabic.

WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING

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"Comics as global peace initiative with a high-minded pedigree."
– Glen Weldon, NPR’s Monkey See

"A great example of not only great ideas in comics, but of how young minds across different cultures can come together and tell a great story on equality and inclusion."
- Tim Robinson, Comic Book Fury

“…surprised the heck out of me, because I enjoyed it so much…”
– Big Shiny Robot

One of the “10 Coolest Free Comic Book Day Titles."
- WIRED

"…the surprise of the bunch and high quality."
– Michael Sangiacomo, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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