See covers: Boy turned into superhero

Published On: Feb 25 2013 12:25:20 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 25 2013 12:34:59 PM CST

A hearing-impaired 5-year-old boy has been made an honorary Avenger by Marvel Comics. Avenger Blue Ear, inspired by Anthony Smith, has a blue earpiece that gives him the power to hear a pin drop from the other side of a state.

The Blue Ear
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The other shows an older version of Blue Ear perched on a rooftop, tapping into his superpower and listening to a faraway call for help.

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