10/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'The 99': First Allah-Inspired Superheroes

Collectively, Mutawa's heroes are known as "The 99," a title that references the 99 names that Muslims have for God. A Kuwaiti national, and a clinical psychologist with three master's degrees and a doctorate ("I'm the only licensed psychologist in Kuwait"), Mutawa created his series to showcase the positive aspects of Arab and Muslim culture and Islam's historic embrace of other religions' intellectual traditions.

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