Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will unveil a new fire safety comic from the creative team at Marvel Comics featuring two of Marvel's top characters and several of the FDNY’s top fire safety tips on Tuesday, April 5 at Midtown Comics, 200 West 40th Street at 10 a.m. Joining Commissioner Cassano will be Captain America and Spider-Man.
“Comics and Marvel super heroes are increasingly popular with both children and adults and making the fire safety message entertaining is a great way to bring it to an even larger audience,” said Commissioner Cassano. “We know that the work done by this Department and the FDNY Foundation to teach people of all ages how to make themselves and their homes fire safe has had a direct relation to the decrease of fire deaths in New York City.”
The FDNY Foundation, the non-profit arm of the FDNY, and Marvel Comics collaborated to produce this comic for Marvel fans, both young and old. The comic book features FDNY firefighters and Marvel super heroes together they battle both fire and super villains. Along the way, Marvel super heroes teach valuable fire safety knowledge learned from the FDNY. The ten page comic features a cliffhanger ending, which sends the reader to the newly redesigned FDNY Foundation website, www.fdnyfoundation.org, to see the story’s resolution.
These limited edition comic books will be distributed free at FDNY Fire Safety Education events, and at the FDNY Fire Zone in Rockefeller Center, while supplies last.
WHO: Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff, members of the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit, representatives from the FDNY Foundation, Bill Rosemann and John Denning from Marvel Comics, “Captain America” and “Spider-Man”, students and teachers from PS 51 Elias Howe
WHERE: Midtown Comics – 200 West 40 Street, corner of 7th Avenue
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.