Marvel Comic Supports Troops?
Our buddy at Lucky Dawg News, Chris, pointed to this story
about a comic that Marvel is producing which will be distributed free of charge at military exchanges.The book is a normal-sized edition of The New Avengers, written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by Dan Jurgens and Sandu Florea.
Virtually every major Marvel hero is involved in an encounter with an alien army. The ads are tailored for soldiers.Both DC Comics and Marvel have published special issues before on topics such as drug abuse, land mines and the heroes of 9/11.
This latest effort dwarfs those in size, and is in partnership with "America Supports You," a Defense Department campaign that encourages private citizens, communities and businesses to reach out to troops and their families, "especially those serving in harm's way."
We'll see. Marvel has not been above the PC nonsense before; here's a discussion
of an explicitly anti-war on terror comic featuring none other than Captain America. I suspect somewhere in the comic will be an articulation of the argument that those who are anti-war are not anti-military.
One thing's for sure; this guy's
not going to be happy that a comic is being distributed which supports the troops.