Marvel Comics on-going program to provide free comic books for members of the US Military just got its 15th installment and this time it features the Armored Avenger.
Marvel produces these books exclusively for the Army and Airforce Exchange Services and are made available at exchange stores on military bases world wide. Marvel began this program in 2005 after receiving a letter from a young reader who said he could no longer afford to send books to his brother serving in Iraq. The program is said to be extremely popular among the soldiers and the books go quickly once they hit the shelves. Over one million comics have been distributed in exchanges so far.
This 36-page issue pits Iron Man against Fin Fang Foom after he is awaken by an evil energy conglomerate. The monster makes his way to Seattle (maybe looking for his morning cup of coffee) where Stark along with James Rhodes/Iron Patriot must halt his path of destruction. This issue is written by William Harms with Tom Grummett (pencils), Cory Hamscher (inks), Chris Sotomayor (colors) and Joe Sabino (letters) and a cover by Adi Granov.
Marvel Custom Solutions Editor Bill Rosemann spoke about the program, "Everyone here at Marvel truly appreciates the men and women of the US military, so we pulled out all the stops to top ourselves and deliver an action-packed adventure starring the world's most popular movie star! Who will win the Battle for Seattle? Stop into your local Exchange and find out!"