Comic Book Heroes Fight Bullying

Cover image for Avengers: No More Bullying #1 courtesy of Marvel Comics in Yes! magazine, and retrieved from

Cover image (by Pascal Campion for the upcoming Avengers: No More Bullying #1) courtesy of Marvel Comics in Yes! Magazine, retrieved from

Many libraries are preparing for next year’s summer reading clubs for teens and children.  The 2015 theme for New York State Reading Clubs (part of the New York State Department of Education) is “Every Hero Has a Story.”

Whether or not your library is preparing with the ‘hero’ theme, take a look at an article in Yes! Magazine (Bainbridge Island, WA: Positive Futures Network, 2014, October 31).  In the article, Christopher Zumski Finke writes about an upcoming single-issue comic book which depicts Marvel Comics heroes who fight bullying.

Finke comments that earlier in October, Marvel Comics published a collection of comics with “antibullying” covers.  Finke’s article, “The Avengers Join Guardians of the Galaxy and Other Marvel Heroes to Make Bullying History” includes images of a number of those comic book covers.

The Marvel series resulted from a partnership of Marvel Comics with STOMP Out Bullying, a “bullying and cyber-bullying prevention organization for kids and teens.”

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