UN Teams with Marvel
The Financial Times reports that the United Nations Office for Partnerships will be working with Marvel Comics to create "a comic book set in a fictional war-torn country with superheroes working alongside UNICEF aid workers and U.N peacekeepers."
Notes UPI somewhat sarcastically, the partnership is designed in part to bolster the UN’s "international image damaged by the unilateral diplomatic efforts of some Western countries by teaching children the value of international cooperation."
And by "some Western countries, " read "the scary guy with the mustache who wants to lop off the building’s top ten floors yet somehow got a recess appointment to be our ambassador to the organization, and who was forced out in deserved disgrace about a year ago." The UN hopes to distribute the comics to about 1 million US children initially, and one can only hope Spider-Man & co. are more powerful than Ornery Moustache Dude.