Thursday, March 31, 2005


The battle for "hearts and minds": US army to produce Mid-East comic

BBC NEWS | Middle East | US army to produce Mid-East comic:
"The US military is planning to win the hearts of young people in the Middle East by publishing a new comic.

Jalila, a brainy Levantine scientist and fighter for justice
The army comic may encounter competition from Arab superheroes created by an Egyptian publisher
An advertisement on the US government's Federal Business Opportunities website is inviting applications for someone to develop an 'original comic book series'.

'In order to achieve long-term peace and stability in the Middle East, the youth need to be reached,' the ad says.

'A series of comic books provides the opportunity for youth to learn lessons, develop role models and improve their education.'


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