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Enderwitz, Susanne. "“The 99”: Islamic superheroes – a new species?." Transcultural Turbulences. Towards a Multi-Sited Reading of Image Flows. Eds. Christiane Brosius and Roland Wenzlhuemer. Transcultural Research. New York: Springer, 2011. 83–95. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-18393-5_4
BibTeX citation key: Enderwitz2011
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Keywords: "The 99", Al-Mutawa. Naif, Arabia, Islam, Kuwait, Representation, Superhero
Creators: Brosius, Enderwitz, Wenzlhuemer
Publisher: Springer (New York)
Collection: Transcultural Turbulences. Towards a Multi-Sited Reading of Image Flows
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This article deals with an “Islamic” comic strip which started in May 2006 as the flagship series of “Teshkeel Media Group, KSC” under the Arabic title “The 99” (tis‘a wa-tis‘ūn). An Islamic comic strip seems at first sight to be an outright contradiction in itself, given the dominating features of comics on the one hand and Islam on the other, i.e. the ostentatious presentation of muscle-bound heroes in comic strips and the Islamic iconoclasm which tends to disapprove of physical representation altogether.
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