Marvel Comics seeks to inspire minds with STEAM Variant covers

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Marvel is Proud to Introduce STEAM Variants this Fall
November Variant Campaign to Promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

New York, NY—Aug 22nd, 2016 — Marvel’s best and brightest heroes are stepping to the head of the class for a series of special variant covers! Marvel is pleased to announce 5 special STEAM Variants coming to some of your favorite Marvel titles this November!

“Our characters have been exciting fans for ages,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales & Marketing, Marvel Comics. “With our new STEAM Variants, we plan to continue to motivate our fans to explore their passions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math and present these disciplines through some of our favorite young heroes who are doing just that – following their dreams and preparing for the challenges that await them ahead.”

We are excited to reveal the following STEAM Variants by some of Marvel’s great cover artists:

  • S (science) – MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR #13 by Joyce Chin
  • T (technology) – SPIDER-MAN #10 by Pasqual Ferry
  • E (engineering)— INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 by Mike McKone
  • A (art) — CHAMPIONS #2 by Pascal Campion
  • M (math) – GWENPOOL #8 by Will Sliney

Through Marvel’s STEAM Variants, this campaign plans to ignite the spark of creativity and innovation that fuels and empowers the very heroes that have helped inspire generations around the world.

This November, join Marvel at your local comic shop as we continue to inspire champions of education, seekers of enlightenment, and the next generation of visionaries with Marvel’s STEAM Variants.

To find a comic shop near you, visit or call 1-888-comicbook.

Disney & Big Hero 6 calling on young inventors for XPRIZE Challenge!

One of the most highly-anticipated films of the year is “Big Hero 6” from Disney. Based on a Marvel comic, the movie features young robotics inventor Hiro and his creation Baymax. This is a film that has been getting shuffled around a bit, but is now getting a proper promotional push and is even being celebrated with the XPRIZE Challenge.

The XPRIZE Challenge is a contest that is calling on inventors ages 8-17 to THINK BIG. As explained on the XPRIZE Challenge website: “Think of a big idea that uses science, technology, engineering or math, and use your creativity to help make the world a better place.” Youths are then encouraged to produce a short 1-3 minute video explaining the idea. Seems simple enough, except for that part about changing the world, right?

Of those who are up to the challenge, 6 winners will be chosen and be treated to some great prizes, among them a trip to walk the red carpet and see the premiere of Big Hero 6 in Hollywood; a tour of the Disney Animation Studio and Disney Imagineering; they’ll get to experience innovation at XPRIZE headquarters; receive special a special NASA space kit from littleBits; and get free registration for the next First LEGO League season!

There’s going to be a panel on Big Hero 6 at New York Comic Con this weekend, and the deadline to enter the contest is October 12th. So if you’re a young inventor or know of one, don’t delay and share your idea that can change the world today!

For more details and information on how to enter, visit the XPRIZE.ORG website!