It's a sobering thought to think that, once upon a time, all Marvel comics were considered all-ages. Even the horror books. But tastes change.
In April, Marvel is publishing a new all-ages title, Marvel Super Hero Adventures written by Jim McCann (Mind The Gap, Zombie Christmas Carol) with art by Dario Brizuela (Avengers: No More Bullying, Avengers Vs), the five-issue series features classic Marvel's heroes in kiddier-friendly versions.
McCann's credentials include 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. Marvel Super Hero Adventures well tell 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."
Marvel Super Hero Adventures #1 will see Spider-Man in Wakanda, on sale in April.