Marvel superheroes oppose bullying in cover promotion (Wired UK)

Marvel Comics is about to make its
iconic superheroes live up to the title on a more personal level
than saving the Earth, with the likes of Hulk, Captain America and
the Guardians of the Galaxy making a stand against bullying.

In October, the publisher will release a series of variant
covers on some of its most popular titles, showcasing the heroes
preventing acts of bullying, protecting victims, or consoling them.
The effort is in aid of STOMP Out Bullying’s
internationally-targeted Blue Shirt Day, which aims to raise awareness of bullying –
both physical and, increasingly importantly, cyberbullying — and
provide schools, communities and businesses with tools to prevent
it.

“The center of Marvel’s storytelling history is the eternal
struggle between good and evil, with many of its greatest Super
Heroes having to contend with — and rise above — bullying, in all
its forms,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Comics’ Editor in Chief, via
press release. “We are proud to join forces with STOMP Out Bullying
on its important bullying prevention awareness mission. We hope
that all our fans take a moment this month to educate themselves on
the need to stop bullying among our youth by checking out the free
resources STOMP Out Bullying has to offer.”

The full list of titles carrying anti-bullying variants is
Rocket Raccoon #4 and Hulk #7, both by Pascal
Campion; Guardians of the Galaxy #20, by Stephanie Hans;
Captain America #25, by Kalman Andrasofszky;
Legendary Star-Lord #4, by Paul Renaud; and
Avengers #36 and Inhuman #7, with covers yet to
be revealed.

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4 September 2014 | 7:16 am – Source: wired.co.uk

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