As a lifelong Marvel fan & as an employee, I have been able to spend my life living in a universe full of heroes. Well, on February 27, 2013 it all got even better when I finally got to meet Anthony Smith, the real life boy whose amazing story inspired me to create the original Blue Ear drawing.
On Feb. 26, Anthony was at the Center for Hearing and Communication in New York City along with his brother Dominic, his grandmother Patricia and his mother Christina for a huge event--the announcement of a partnership between Marvel and Phonak. The event celebrated the debut of an exclusive poster featuring Iron Man! As Marvel's very own Custom Solutions Editor, Bill Rosemann described it, "It was our honor to work with writer Christos Gage and artist Paco Medina to create this exciting and educational poster that we hope will help spread the word that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, and that we all have the capability to unleash the hero within."
But Anthony wasn't the only hero on hand. Iron Man himself was there and made Anthony the youngest honorary Avenger in history!
So imagine my surprise when I, the trusty 'ol TradesJanitor, was given the honor to give a private tour of the Marvel offices to the newest Avenger and his family! Everyone at Marvel was so excited to meet the real life Blue Ear! I was even able to introduce the newest Avenger to the people he'd be getting his missions from--Nick Fury's bosses, Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonso! Anthony & his family's visit brought a smile to everyone's faces & he took the office by storm! He even gave me some great tips on how to better fight off super villains using my broom!
And of course, what kind of Trades Blog would this be if I didn't mention all the great MARVEL TRADES available now!
AVENGERS INFINITY CLASSIC
SPIDER-MAN: THE DEATH OF JEAN DEWOLFF
ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL.10: NORTHSTAR
ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN
X-TREME X-MEN VOL. 1: XAVIER MUST DIE
MARVEL MASTERWORKS: CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL.1
MARVEL NOIR: WOLVERINE & THE X MEN
And Check Marvel's Release calendar for even more upcoming TRADES! (LINK)
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