Marvel Creates “The Blue Ear” To Help Hearing-Impaired Boy

Lexington School for the Deaf

Five-year-old Anthony Smith is deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other — but he doesn’t want to wear his blue hearing aid.

Why?

Because superheroes don’t wear hearing aids, he says.

Desperate, Anthony’s mom sent a letter to the general email address on the Marvel Comics website, inquiring as to if there were any superheroes that wore hearing aids.

She was not expecting a response, but a few weeks later, she received two comic book covers in the mail from artists Manny Mederos and Nelson Ribeiro, who had created comic book covers featuring… “The Blue Ear”!

The-Blue-Ear

“The Blue Ear” is a new honorary Avenger, inspired by Anthony, “whose blue earpiece gives him the power to hear a pin drop from the other side of a state.”

“Oh my God, it’s me!” Anthony said, when he saw the covers.

On March 5, little Anthony will also be the special…

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