KUWAIT:
The 99


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Move over Batman and Superman; the most popular comic book in the Arab world today is The 99, tales of Muslim superheroes based on Islamic culture. It was created by Naif al-Mutawa, a 36-year-old from Kuwait who was educated in the United States.

FRONTLINE/World reporter Isaac Solotaroff follows al-Mutawa as he runs his publishing enterprise in Kuwait and markets his comics throughout the Middle East, hoping to spread a moderate, modern image of Islam.

AIRED ON PBS JUNE 26, 2007 | CHECK LISTINGS Check Listings