Jordanian artist depicts election candidates as superheroes

Published August 24th, 2016 - 11:32 GMT
Jordan's parliament (AFP/Khalil Mezraawi)
Jordan's parliament (AFP/Khalil Mezraawi)

Jordan will hold general elections on September 20, 2016. And Superman, the Hulk, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman are all running. Well, not really, but a popular Facebook post by Jordanian artist Mohammad Mansour depicts Jordanian politicians as popular superheroes with Arabic slogans.

“It’s how the candidates appear to the people. They are superheroes and will help with and do everything,” Mansour told Al Bawaba. “But in the end, nothing is done as always.”

To this end, Mansour drew several superheroes on posters with Arabic slogans. “You are all in my eyes,” reads his picture of Dr. Superman of Amman. A poster with Dr. Iron Man running in the 6th district says “your voice is with me.”

“Unfortunately, all that happens is every time the people believe their slogans,” Mansour said.

Mansour posted the pictures to his page JO Creative Design on August 18. And they were a hit. To date, they’ve been liked over 700 times and shared well over 600 times.

Adam Lucente


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