According to Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, the 99 stands for the belief that Allah has 99 attributes but thats pretty much the biggest difference between Western or Japanese heroes and his Islamic ones.
The rest of the 99s backstory, says Al-Mutawa, is very much in keeping with Western superhero archetypes.
He adds, They are all orphans who are called by a sign to a higher purpose.
Al-Mutawa says Peter Parker and Bruce Wayne Spiderman and Batman, respectively are both examples of orphans called to the superhero life.
As far as teaming up with Superman, Al-Mutawa says partnering up with DC and Marvel Comics will help that happen soon, God willing.
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