Anthony Smith, a 4-year old boy in Salem, New Hampshire, needs to wear his "blue ear" -- his hearing aid. But he stubbornly refused to do so because superheroes don't have hearing aids. So his grandmother, Lou D'Allesandro, emailed Marvel Comics and asked for help.
First, Marvel employees dug through their archives and found a 1984 cover of West Coast Avengers that shows a hearing impaired superhero wearing a hearing aid. Later, they created the above cover image to fit Anthony's needs precisely:
Then another email arrived from Marvel, this one with Anthony as his own superhero, Blue Ear, drawn by Nelson Ribeiro of Marvel.
"Thanks to my listening device, I hear someone in trouble," Blue Ear says.
Then in comic book letters, it says, "When DANGER makes a sound, the Blue Ear answers the call."
No surprise, that went over big - with everyone. [...]
"It's just so captivated Anthony and his little buddies," Christina said. The only downside is that Anthony and his friends want their hearing devices to look like Blue Ear's.
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