Marvel Comics’ patriotic hero Captain America is gracing our gay blog for leading the fight against suicide today. The hero stars in Captain America: A Little Help, an all new story available for free on the Marvel Comics App. The story will also be featured in print as a co-feature in I Am An Avenger #5. Both versions are available today.
The comic follows a year of highly publicized suicides by gay teens in America, and while the issue doesn’t directly address the LGBT community, the timing is obviously thoughtful and considered.
The story, which deals with a young man on the brink of suicide, features contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. To contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please call 1-800-273-TALK or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
What do you think of Captain America’s heroic effort?