Marvel Comics creates custom superhero to inspire hearing-impaired boy.

Marvel Comics creates custom superhero to inspire hearing-impaired boyAnthony Smith, a 4-year-old hearing-impaired New Hampshire boy, was confident superheroes didn’t wear hearing aids. So his mother emailed Marvel Comics to see if there were any superheroes who might be able to help.

Editors at the company sent Anthony an image of a 1984 comic book cover featuring Hawkeye, a superhero whose hearing was temporarily destroyed by a sonic arrow. In the image, the character is wearing a small hearing device in his ear. But it didn’t stop there…

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