Meet Sliver Scorpion, the new Muslim wheelchair-bound super hero from Liquid Comics, who was “inspired by President Barack Obama‘s effort to reach out to the Muslim world in his January 2009 inaugural address,” the AP says. (The character lost his legs in a landmine disaster.) Some 50,000 Arabic-language copies of his comic will be circulated in Syria. In the second issue, Silver Scorpion will burst into a Britney Spears number.

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