Walt Disney's "Prep & Landing" Team up with Marvel's "Avengers" to Cure Christmas

Marvel Comics has just announced that Earth's Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, will team up with Disney's acclaimed "Prep & Landing" for an all new comic book adventure. The story will run as back-ups in several of Marvel's November shipping titles. See below for the full press release.

Official Press Release

This November, Walt Disney Animation Studios' Emmy Award-winning Prep & Landing enters the world of the Avengers, Marvel's most popular super heroes, in an all-new comic book adventure. Certainly Santa doesn't just visit the ordinary citizens of the world - even super heroes should have a shot at making it onto the "nice" list. Join Wayne and Lanny, members of an elite unit of elves who prepare homes for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve, in their not-so-ordinary task of preparing the Avengers Headquarters for the "Big Guy's" arrival. The significance of readying the Earth's Mightiest Heroes for a visit from Santa is lost on his stealthiest elves - for them, it's just another night on the greatest job ever.

"I love Prep and Landing. I love the whole concept of Santa having these high-tech, stealth, elf squadrons that help him get each house prepared for Christmas," commented John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios. "It's already so much fun combining this super secret spy world mixed in with the North Pole, and then to add the Avengers into the mix - spies, Christmas and comics - three of my favorite things!"

This all new Prep & Landing story, from writer Kevin Deters & artist Joe Mateo will be available exclusively in the following November on-sale comics:

· Avengers #19

· Super-Heroes #20

· Spider-Man #20

"We're all big fans of Prep & Landing, so bringing them into the Marvel Universe was a no-brainer," said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor in Chief. "I just hope that Lanny and Wayne have an easier time at my house this year than they do at the Avengers' Mansion!"

And don't miss Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, a full-length special premiering on ABC this Christmas! Wayne and Lanny find themselves up to their pointy ears in trouble, as they race to recover classified North Pole technology... which has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Now they must turn to a Coal Elf named Noel in order to prevent Christmas from falling into chaos. You can bring home the original Prep & Landing when it releases on DVD this November 22.

This winter, the team of Prep & Landing enter the world of the Avengers-'Nuff said!

AVENGERS #19 (SEP110506)


Pencils & Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA

Rated T ...$3.99

FOC-10/24/11, On-Sale-11/16/11

SUPER HEROES #20 (SEP110572)

Written by JEFF PARKER


All Ages ...$2.99

FOC-10/24/11, On-Sale-11/16/11

SPIDER-MAN #20 (SEP110571)

Written by PAUL TOBIN


Cover by ALE GARZA

All Ages ...$2.99

FOC-10/31/11, On-Sale-11/23/11

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