the 99    Alla had 99 attributes. And it is precisely through 99 superheroes that those attributes are portrayed in this comic that has become so popular in the Islamic world.
In ancient times, before getting caught by Baghdad Hulagu Kahn, the librarian Dar al-Hikma wrote all the knowledge of the world in 99 stones. After several adventures, the 99 stones called Noor were brought to Andalucia and there, they kept them in the “Knowledge Palace”. But when the guard Rughal wanted to appropriate the knowledge of the stones, the palace caught fire and the stones disappeared. Now, after centuries since that incident, the stones are appearing here and there. Whoever finds a stone appropriates its power. And of course, to add a little more intrigue to it all...the body of Rughal never appeared on the palace...
The plot is not very original. In this sense, superhero comics have never been very innovative. There is more elaboration on the personality of the superhero, as well as his inner fight and his relationship with the society. It is precisely this naked and intimate side of superheroes that makes these comics so popular. What The 99 offers is a look at religions and societies we do not know. Everything is displayed through a Muslim perspective. It deals with the virtues of the Muslim religion. In this sense, Muslims are not very original either; the comic is based on love, solidarity, generosity and all those boring etceteras we know by heart.
Teshkeel Comics, directed by Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, published The 99 for the first time in August of 2007. Since then, they have published an issue every month. It is written and drawn by Mutawa himself, Fabian Niciera, Stuart Moore, Dan Panosian, John McCrea and Sean Parsons. Considering there are 99 protagonists and that each issue deals with one of them, they have a lot of work ahead. Also, they have had great success and it is being released in different Muslim countries.