Comic Book Creator Draws Up Animal Rescue Superhero
When you think of comic book heroes, you might think of Superman or Batman, Wonder Woman or Black Panther. These super-humans leap and soar across cities in flashy costumes and dark masks, working outside of the law, but always with the primary objective of saving people, of helping those in need.
Matt Miner, lifelong comic book fan and animal activist from Far Rockaway, New York, had an idea. "I thought, maybe these people would also identify with somebody kind of doing the same thing, but for animals," he recalls of the time when he first started dreaming up his story.
The concept of a comic book hero who saves animals in need really coalesced for Matt after Hurricane Sandy. Matt and his wife decided not to leave Far Rockaway after the hurricane hit, despite the widespread damage, because they knew that there would be tons of abandoned animals in their community; they wanted to save those animals. As the couple responded to call after call and extricated dogs and cats from dangerous situations, Matt knew that he had to write his superhero story.
So he created Liberator, a hero in the pages of a comic book of the same name, who draws inspiration from the classic masked vigilantes of comic book history, but whose laser-focus is on rescuing animals.
Matt uses all of the proceeds he receives from sales of the comic book. for his animal rescue work.
"I felt it was the right thing to do," Matt says, "to make sure that a comic book about heroes helping animals was actually helping animals in real life."
Watch the full story of this couple who live out their desire to help animals any way they can like a couple of real-life superheroes.
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