Segments in this Video

Geeky Lizard (07:21)


Omar Sharif Al Ali owns the comics, gaming, and collectibles store in Dubai. He and other comic book store owners opened their stores because few existed in the Middle East. A comic community has developed around the stores in Dubai.

Comics in the Arab World (06:55)

Saeed Arjumand is a comic illustrator and store owner in Dubai; comic books can help children with learning disabilities. Yasser Alireza grew up in Saudi Arabia and used comics to escape the oppressive culture.

Arab Superhero (06:52)

After the success of Marvel's "Black Panther," comic fans in Dubai hope an Arab superhero gains popularity. Comic artist Fatima Almheiri creates Emara as a representation to other Emiratis.

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Comic Book Heroes

Part of the Series : Inside The Middle East
DVD (Chaptered) Price: $129.95
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Meet the region's animators and comic book writers whose work is now in the spotlight thanks to the conversation about race, gender, and identity sparked by Black Panther.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL187275

ISBN: 978-1-64623-180-5

Copyright date: ©2018

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