Marvel’s newest superhero Amulet is a Lebanese American from Dearborn, Michigan

The gentle giant with defensive and healing powers is set to debut Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13

Marvel’s newest superhero Amulet is a Lebanese American from Dearborn, Michigan 14
ADVERTISEMENT

Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel is getting a superhero ally this year.

Marvel will introduce the brand new character of Fadi Fadlalah, aka Amulet, in the upcoming Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13.

Co-created by the Magnificent Ms. Marvel writer Saladin Ahmed and Jordanian-American illustrator Sara Alfageeh, Amulet is a Lebanese American high schooler from Dearborn, Michigan.

Marvel’s newest superhero Amulet is a Lebanese American from Dearborn, Michigan 15
Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13 cover

“Amulet is a fun, mysterious new character,” said Ahmed in a statement to Marvel. “We’re keeping most of the details of him close to our chests, but I can tell you that his powers are magical in nature.”

Over on Instagram, Alfageeh described the new superhero as “a gentle giant with defensive and healing powers that come from a family heirloom.”

Marvel’s newest superhero Amulet is a Lebanese American from Dearborn, Michigan 16
Amulet character design

As seen in the cover for Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13 and the character design made by Alfageeh, Amulet is a hulking hero with fiery blue hair and glowing hands. He also has a sky blue bulky top armor that matches his hair color.

“The blue and white color palette and the circular design [of Amunet’s look] were pulled from the Nazar, a symbol that pops up all over the Middle East that protects the wearer from the evil eye — the harmful intentions of others,” explained Alfageeh. “[It’s] a bit of a historical, supernatural touch.”

Alfageeh added: “We tend to associate sharp corners and edges with evil, and rounded designs and circles with good. This character is a gentle giant, so I wanted to make sure that even with his size he was shaped like a friend!”

Both Ahmed and Alfageeh have Arab roots, so creating Amunet for Marvel is something that is very close to their hearts.

READ  Uniqlo drops the second set of its UT Demon Slayer collection

“This one means a lot to me. Superhero comics helped teach me to read, but as an Arab American kid I never quite saw myself in them. To be able to add a character with a name like mine, that shares my heritage and my hometwon to this pantheon…whew!,” Ahmed wrote in a tweet.

Alfageeh, meanwhile, tweeted: “4 years ago reading Ms. Marvel vol 1 convinced me to become an illustrator. AMULET means so much to me as a nerdy lil Arab kid.”

Written by Ahmed with art by Minkyu Jung, Magnificent Ms. Marvel #13 will go on sale in March 2020.

Source: CNN