This news couldn’t come on a more inappropriate day, as the world seems more senseless than ever, but perhaps a comic book teaming Spidey and the UN can bring some smiles:

In a move reminiscent of storylines developed during the World War II, the U.N. is joining forces with Marvel Comics, creators of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk, to create a comic book showing the international body working with superheroes to solve bloody conflicts and rid the world of disease.

The comic, initially to be distributed free to 1 million U.S. schoolchildren, will be set in a war-torn fictional country and feature superheroes such as Spider-Man working with U.N. agencies such as Unicef and the “blue hats”, the U.N. peacekeepers.


  1. The Hulk (unless he was in his Pantheon days) definitely wouldn’t be of any help. I suppose Spider-Man’s spider-sense could be of use.

  2. They published a manga series last year, which wasn’t too bad.
    I would like to see something similar to Tales From The Heart. Pekar’s Macedonia is what the UN should offer adults.
    Batman gets a pass. He helped enact that gun law in Virginia, and he publicized the dangers of forgotten landmines.