A Syrian mother of 5 is Marvel's latest superhero

Updated 17 Oct, 2016 09:00am

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Named Madaya Mom, her character is endowed with superhuman patience and motherly patience

Keeping up with its tradition of diversity, Marvel's newest superhero is a mother of five children, who is living — rather, trapped — in war-torn Madaya, Syria.

The character named Madaya Mom is endowed with superhuman patience and motherly instinct, reports The Independent.

She is inspired by a real-life person who managed to make contact with ABC journalists who shared the story of her fight for survival

"Our bodies are no longer used to eating," she says in one panel. "My children are hungry but are getting sick, severe stomach pains from the food because their bodies aren’t able to digest and absorb the food because they were hungry for so long.” In Madaya, scores of people have died from starvation and the inhabitants are unable to seek help from the outside world.

The comic creator , who is famous for his work in Deadpool, said, "I didn’t want to do a war comic. I wanted to make a comic with a civilian point of view, where you’re really powerless. You can’t do anything. You’re just waiting for it to pass or for you to die."

The comic ia available to read for free here.