A special issue of Captain America is being released by Marvel to combat and raise awareness for suicide prevention. Titled ‘Captain America: A little help’ this special issue is for a very serious cause with a special cover for the readers.
Marvel is proud to announce the release of Captain America: A Little Help, an all-new story free to all fans via the Marvel Comics App (for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited in an effort to help raise awareness of suicide prevention. Written by Dr. Tim Ursiny, PH.D., CBC, RCC and illustrated by Nick Dragotta, this powerful story shows what happens when one man on the verge of suicide is drawn into a chance encounter with Captain America—and he may be the Avenger’s only hope! This story is also available in I Am An Avenger #5, in comic stores nationwide today—both digital and print versions include contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
“Super heroes fight a lot of battles, but there are few more important than combating suicide,” said Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice-President of Publishing. “That’s why we’re making Captain America: A Little Help available for free via our digital comics outlets. If even one person calls this number instead of doing something very tragic, we know that means we succeeded.”
How awesome is it for these guys to make create issue that brings something to everyone’s attention instead of leaving it in the background of your mind. Where most stories in Marvel involve a threat from villains wanting world domination and to conquer a galaxy this is about a person’s internal villain. Something very real for anyone that has been involved with such a tragic event, this is a must read for anyone touched by such tragedy. If a hero dies in the comic books they either get resurrected or replaced by their protege (like Captain America), we however are not so lucky.
Captain America: A Little Help is available right now on the Marvel Comics App and Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited or pick up a copy of I Am An Avenger #5 at your local retailer.
To contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please call 1-800-273-TALK or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org