See covers: Boy turned into superhero

Posted: 1:25 PM EST Feb 25, 2013   Updated: 1:34 PM EST Feb 25, 2013

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.

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One cover features a younger Anthony and his buddy Hawkeye ready to fight crime.

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