The Love Commandos

Superheroes, Marriage

In a country where 90% of the population can’t fall in love, a motley group of middle aged men fight to protect those who do.

AN ARMY IN PINK

Superheroes

If you're a woman born in rural India, the odds are stacked against you. Unless you live in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, where a group of women called the Gulabi Gang (Pink Sari Gang) and their bamboo sticks keep the men in check.

MiracleBusters

Superheroes

A meeting with Rationalists United, a secret Mumbai group that works towards busting gurus and godmen who claim to have supernatural powers.

DIVERSITY IN SPANDEX

Superheroes, Race

Comic books are getting a dose of political correctness, as publishers race to add gay, latino and black superheroes.

Wham! Bam! Islam!

Superheroes, Religion

Can the world of fictional superheroes have a positive impact on real life? Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, a Kuwaiti psychologist, thinks so: he's designed an Islam-inspired comic book series, The 99, to create exemplary role models for Muslim youths.

Named after the 99 attributes of Allah, such as justice, kindness and patience, the international cast of characters promotes Islam’s positive messages, as…