Kids like comics! Even Marvel comics! So here comes MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, an all-new, all-ages comic book series arriving in April that ties in with the young readers initiative of the same name announced last Fall, which includes a 10-episodes anmated series. Writer Jim McCann, artist Dario Brizuela and cover artist Guruhiru are the creative team.
Marvel has tinkered on and off with all-ages material for quite a while. Marvel themed books sell well at Disney so why not try it in-house? The Marvel Supeheroes Adventure program is aimed at preschoolers – what better age to get readers hooked on Marvel. The preview art shows MIni-mates style versions of Spider-Man, Black Panther and the Dora Milaje in action, so obviosuy tying in to the MCU is part of the appeal.
Written by Jim McCann (New Avengers: The Reunion) with art by Dario Brizuela (Avengers: No More Bullying, Avengers Vs), the five-issue series features all the classic action and adventures of Marvel’s greatest heroes in kid-friendly versions. McCann’s work on the Marvel Press children’s series 5-Minute Spider-Man Stories as well as junior novelizations for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok help make MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES the perfect new tale for readers of all ages to enjoy. Through stories that touch upon aspirational themes of friendship, helping others, and heroism, preschool kids and young readers will have a gateway into the Marvel Universe.
“Marvel Super Hero Adventures is a chance to introduce the great heroes of Marvel to a brand new generation in exciting stories with lessons, adventures, and action that readers of all ages have come to expect from the House of Ideas!” said McCann. “Each issue features Spider-Man teaming up with characters both classic, such as Black Panther and Doctor Strange, and popular new faces like Ms. Marvel. Together they battle villains like Doc Ock, Taskmaster, Venom and more. This is the book you can pick up and share with anyone from your kids to your friends!”
“I’m excited about the Super Hero Adventures project because I just love comics that are really for kids, for early readers,” added series editor Sarah Brunstad. “They’re a great way for kids to beef up their reading skills, and make for perfect ‘tuck-me-in’ reading moments for parents to share. Both Jim McCann and Dario Brizuela are experts in that category; they’re incredibly talented and really get the core of Marvel characters and how to introduce them to new audiences. We want to entertain and inspire with this series, and I can’t wait for the first issue to hit the stands.”
Catch the newest adventures, starting with Spider-Man swinging into Wakanda, in MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, on sale this April!
Check out more Marvel Super Hero Adventures programming including early reader chapter books and picture books at book sellers everywhere. Watch the Marvel Super Hero Adventures animated shorts on MarvelHQ.
MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES #1 (of 5)
Written by JIM MCCANN
Art by DARIO BRIZUELA
Cover by GURIHIRU
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.