Marvel has done a really good thing in creating titles aimed specifically at the younger crowd (Hey, DC has done the same thing with their Johnny DC stuff, but this is a Marvel story, okay?). and yesterday announced a brand new Spider-Man series aimed at the all ages crowd.Â The company also announced Super Heroes #1 that will feature Iron Man, Captain America and more.
In Spider-Man #1, join Peter Parker as he balances homework, family and saving New York from the deadliest villains around! Acclaimed scribe Paul Tobin and fan favorite artist Matteo Lolli join forces to bring you Spideyâ€™s newest ongoing series!
Join Iron Man, Marvelâ€™s box office sensation, as he unites a team of super stars in Super Heroes #1! Tobin and dynamic artist Ronan Cliquet send the newly formed Avengers against Magnetoâ€™s Brotherhood of Mutants in a battle you canâ€™t miss!
The first issues of both of these books will be $3.99, which seems rather steep for a 10 year old, who can get four Match-Box cars for that price, or rent a video game from their local store for a buck or two.Â Fortunately, Marvel did state that future issues will be lowered to regular page-count size and feature a $2.99 cover price.
â€œThe Marvel Adventures line has been a runaway success for over 5 years now,â€ said Marvelâ€™s Senior Vice President of Sales David Gabriel. â€œWeâ€™re extremely proud of not only the longevity of the line and the strength of the brand, but also of the quality of all the series. These are the perfect starting point for the youngest of readers. Youâ€™re going to see all the biggest Marvel heroesâ€”Thor, Iron Man, Captain America and moreâ€”appearing in Super Heroes. Along with Spider-Man, these books are a fresh new start for the Marvel Adventures lineâ€”but with the same unparalleled all ages storytelling youâ€™ve experienced!â€
As my son gets older, he’s started to take an interest in “Daddy’s books”, and I’d much rather sit down and read kid friendly books from Marvel and DC, than the stuff that is going on in Punisher MAX.