In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month and Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention in October, Marvel Comics — in partnership with STOMP Out Bullying — will release special anti-bullying variant covers for seven select titles, including “Rocket Raccoon” #4 and “Hulk” #7 by Pascal Campion, “Guardians of the Galaxy” #20, by Stephanie Hans, “Avengers” #36 by Sean Chen, “Inhuman” #7 by John Tyler Christopher, “Captain America” #25 by Kalman Andrasofszky and “Legendary Star-Lord” #4 by Paul Renaud.
“The center of Marvel’s storytelling history is the eternal struggle between good and evil, withÂ many of itsÂ greatest Super Heroes having to contend with — and rise above — bullying, in all its forms,”Â Marvel EiC Axel Alonso said via Press Release. “We areÂ proud toÂ join forces with STOMPÂ Out BullyingÂ on its important bullying prevention awareness mission. Â We hope that all our fans take a moment this month to educate themselves on theÂ need to stop bullying among our youthÂ by checking out the free resourcesÂ STOMP Out BullyingÂ has to offer.”
The Anti-Bullying variants are the third set of covers to follow a theme for the publisher during the month of October, which will already feature Deadpool photobomb variants for Marvel’s 75th Anniversary and recreations of classic Marvel covers using Hasbro’s Marvel Legends figures.
Check out five of the anti-bullying variant covers below.