Triple-A Baseball Join Forces with Marvel for Free Comic Book Day

Official Press Release

New York, NY – Triple-A Baseball and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up for an exclusive partnership that brings together two true forms of Americana– baseball and comic books. The first wave of the partnership hits throughout August where on select dates all 30 Triple-A teams will be handing out an exclusive baseball-themed comic book featuring Marvel characters Spider-Man™, Iron-Man™, the Fantastic Four™ and the Incredible Hulk™.

The book, entitled "Triple-A Baseball Heroes," puts the Marvel Super Heroes in the middle of the Triple-A all-star event alongside the League's ever-popular mascots. The book is penciled by Marvel artist Robert Adkins, inked by Rick Ketchum and Drew Geraci, and written by Chris Eliopoulos. The books will ONLY be available at the stadiums and will have the teams logo embossed on their particular cover. In addition, one of the top up and coming artists, British painter John Watson (Uncanny covers for the events in Buffalo, Durham and Memphis. In each of those cities the cover of their book will be completely unique and exclusive to their cities.

The "Triple-A Baseball Heroes" comic book sees Marvel's legendary Super Hero family the Fantastic Four and their children, Franklin and Valeria enjoy a day off at the ballpark for an exciting game between the International and Pacific Coast leagues. Peter Parker (Spider-Man) is also making a day of it with Aunt May and hoping to get in a few photos for the Daily Bugle as well. Additionally, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, is on hand to throw out the first pitch. Seeing the excitement of the fans and the potential financial windfall, Stark also considers making an investment in the League; however, fans, players and heroes all get more excitement than they bargained for when the villainous Sandman appears and the Incredible Hulk is there to tag him out! It all adds up to a Marvelous day for an amazing sport and fantastic League.

For Triple-A Baseball, which prides itself on delivering a family friendly experience on and off-the-field, the partnership brings to them one of the most family friendly brands in the market in Marvel. Randy Mobley, International League President commented, "Triple-A Baseball is not only pleased, but honored to be taking this first step in a partnership with Marvel Entertainment. The opportunity to unite our two industries for the benefit of our collective fans is quite exciting. With both Triple-A Baseball and Marvel being known for creativity in their own right, the sky is the limit on where this relationship can go. "

Bob Sabouni, VP Business Development, Marvel Entertainment added, "It is exciting that Triple-A baseball sees the Marvel Universe as a captivating way to enhance its relationship with families. We look forward to building a partnership with them that goes well beyond this initial comic book program."


All teams listed with their giveaway date.

Albuquerque Isotopes - Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Buffalo Bisons - Sunday, August 12, 2007

Charlotte Knights – Sunday, August 19, 2007

Colorado Springs Sky Sox - Sunday, August 12, 2007

Columbus Clippers – Sunday, August 5, 2007

Durham Bulls – Thursday, August 16,, 2007

Fresno Grizzlies - Friday, August 03, 2007

Indianapolis Indians - Saturday, August 11, 2007

Iowa Cubs – Sunday, August 5, 2007

Las Vegas 51s - Saturday, August 11, 2007

Louisville Bats - Sunday, August 12, 2007

Memphis Redbirds - Saturday, August 11, 2007

Nashville Sounds - Friday, August 17, 2007

New Orleans Zephyrs - Saturday, August 18, 2007

Norfolk Tides - Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Oklahoma RedHawks - Friday, August 17, 2007

Omaha Royals - Monday, August 20, 2007

Ottawa Lynx - Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Pawtucket Red Sox – Friday, August 31, 2007

Portland Beavers - Sunday, September 02, 2007

Richmond Braves – Sunday, September 02, 2007

Rochester Red Wings - Sunday, August 12, 2007

Round Rock Express - Monday, August 20, 2007

Sacramento River Cats - Sunday, August 05, 2007

Salt Lake Bees - Monday, August 13, 2007

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees - Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Syracuse Chiefs – Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tacoma Rainiers – Saturday, August 4, 2007

Toledo Mud Hens - Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tucson Sidewinders - Saturday, August 11, 2007

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