Earth's Mightiest Heroes land on MarvelKids.com with exclusive games, activities, and more!

Marvel continues to expand marvelkids.com with its latest destination dedicated to the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes – The Avengers! The Avengers destination is designed to captivate the next generation of Marvel fans with digital products and destinations that younger “digital natives” will love, featuring games and immersive activities assembling Marvel’s greatest Super Hero team.

At avengers.marvelkids.com, younger Marvel fans can take on the role of Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and more in a variety of interactive games including:

Avengers Assemble: Combined Strike – Help the Avengers stop the combined forces of Red Skull and Dracula!

Avengers Assemble: Avengers Tower Rush – Help Hawkeye and the Avengers protect Avengers Tower from the invading Hydra forces!

The Avengers vs. Gamma Monsters – Defend S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters from Gamma Monsters

The Avengers: Bunker Boosters – Stop the Avengers’ arch enemies

Black Widow – The Black Widow undertakes a difficult mission for Nick Fury

Marvelkids.com’s Avengers destination has all of these games and several more!

Also included at marvelkids.com is a power pack of activities with Avengers downloadable coloring pages, mazes and word searches. Hours of entertainment to challenge the mind of any young Avenger!

In addition to the exciting games that marvelkids.com offers, fans will also be able to watch several “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” video clips from the hit animated TV series, airing Sunday mornings inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Fans will also be able to explore the Avengers’ universe through in-depth online hero and villain bios that will keep any fan up-to-date with characters from “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” and the Marvel Universe.

“Marvelkids.com launched in September as a new online experience exclusively for kids that allows them to engage with the Marvel heroes they love and even play the role of hero themselves through a variety of fun and exciting games,” said Kristin Vincent, VP of Digital Products. “We started with Spider-Man and have now expanded to include the Earth’s mightiest Super Heroes – the Avengers! Marvelkids.com will keep rolling out new games, videos and other content so kids can have fun online while in a kid-safe digital environment.”

Be sure to check out marvelkids.com here along with the Avengers and Spider-Man destinations:

http://www.marvelkids.com/
http://avengers.marvelkids.com/
http://spiderman.marvelkids.com/

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Check out an interview with the authors and an excerpt from the novel!

On March 6, 2018, join New York Times bestselling authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale for an all-new Doreen Green prose novel adventure in “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious”!

Available for preorder now wherever books are sold, the sequel to this year’s hit read “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World” finds our hero in the midst of a mysterious—and sinister—plot that threatens to overtake her hometown…and maybe the world!

What might we expect from Doreen Green as she takes on this challenge? We asked authors Shannon Hale and Dean Hale to find out.

Marvel.com: In the first novel, Doreen navigated being the new kid in school, making friends, and resolving conflicts (without super powers). What can readers expect from the second novel, “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious”?

Shannon Hale: We wanted to let her be her awesome, butt-kicking, hilarious, powerful self while still seeing her continue to develop and grow. She’s declared herself Squirrel Girl and unleashed her unbeatableness on the world, but it’s the Doreen Green part of her life that proves trickier. Just how do you be both a super hero and a middle school student at the same time?

Dean Hale: I know from personal experience that being a middle school kid with super human abilities is no walk in the park. Except for the occasional field trip to a nearby park. Also there are the evil organizations and horrifying abominations of nature to do battle with.

Shannon Hale: I’m never sure if you’re talking about yourself or Squirrel Girl, reminder: the parent organization at our kids’ school is not an evil organization.

Dean Hale: If the PTA president’s rant about the feasibility of “Alternative Ethics” didn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.

Marvel.com: You write the books together—can you tell us a bit about how that process works? Does your writing routine change from book to book?

Shannon Hale: Comedy feels like the best kind of story to write because you’re basically just trying to make the other person laugh.

Dean Hale: Did you answer the question? I don’t think you answered the question. I think you might be dodging the question! What don’t you want people to know about our process? What are you hiding?!

Shannon Hale: I was graciously leaving bulk of the question for you to answer this time because I’m a generous person.

Dean Hale: Right. Okay. Let’s see…writing process…back and forth, leaving big chunks for the other person to complete because we are generous to each other…I think we covered it.

Marvel.com: What makes Squirrel Girl such a great character for young readers to discover and be inspired by?

Shannon Hale: One of our kids wants to be Squirrel Girl for Halloween and we couldn’t be prouder. But honestly, she’s also a great character for old readers like me to be inspired by. She’s just so fun and funny and optimistic.

Dean Hale: In my life, Squirrel Girl-ish tactics like reasoned dialogue, empathy, and humor have gotten me a lot farther than punching people in the face. Which isn’t to say face-punching doesn’t have its place, especially with lunatic robots and alien parasites. But I am confronted with those less and less these days…

Shannon Hale: Welcome to middle age!

Dean Hale: Thank you. I hope I survive the experience.

Now read an excerpt from the first pages of the super hero story!

 The night was as cool as glass. Streetlamps cast orange cones of light onto the pavement, but everything in between them was darkness. Darkness so thick, you could gnaw on it.

Squirrel Girl perched atop a streetlamp, twelve feet above the quiet suburban street. Not the kind of place where you’d expect to run into a laser-blasting maniacal villain. Squirrel Girl’s bushy tail twitched. Her keen eyes raked the darkness for any sign of that dastardly ne’er-do-well.

The, her phone buzzed.

Finally! All this waiting was getting super boring. She went for the phone, scooping it out of a pouch on her utility belt. But a bunch of loose cashews spilled out of the pouched, and she fumbled the phone.

“Dang it,” she said, diving headfirst off the streetlamp. She caught the cell just before it could crack against the sidewalk, twisting to land on her feet.

On her phone was a text from Ana Sofía Arcos Romero, her BHFF [Best Human Friend Forever].

ANA SOFÍA: Are you hidden?

Squirrel Girl checked her surroundings in a super super=sleuth sleuth way. She was standing directly under the streetlamp, orange light falling over her as bright as a fire.

She leaped up into the shadowy branches of an oak tree in someone’s front yard.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale’s “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious” is available to preorder now wherever books are sold!

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Visit NOW and get Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors Friends and Foes Character Guide!

Marvel is expanding the ways its young fans can interact with the Marvel Universe in fun-filled new ways as it launches the enhanced MarvelKids.com. The refreshed site, designed to captivate the next generation of Marvel fans with digital products and destinations that younger fans will love, will be headlined by an all-new Spider-Man kids destination featuring games and immersive activities starring Marvel’s legendary webslinger.

At spiderman.marvelkids.com, younger Marvel fans can take on the role of Spider-Man in a variety of interactive and amazing games including:

Spider-Man Web Shooter – Take on the role of Spider-Man and use your Web Shooters to help defeat some of his all-time greatest rivals – Rhino, Lizard, The Green Goblin and more!

Spider-Man Wall Crawler – Help Spider-Man race to the top of the Manhattan skyline to defeat Vulture, Electro and Doc Ock and save the day!

Spider-Man Web-Slinger – Use your spider-skills to web-swing, slide and jump to avoid danger and collect coins to try to get the highest score you can!

Fans will also find an exciting web of activities including Spider-Man downloadable coloring pages, mazes, word searches and Sudoku.

In addition to the exciting games that MarvelKids.com offers, fans will also be able to watch “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man” video clips – including sneak peeks at upcoming episodes of the hit series “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors,” airing inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD.

As a thank you to our loyal young Spidey fans and in honor of the relaunch of Marvelkids.com, Marvel has created a brand new “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors” Friends and Foes Character Guide filled with over 20 pages of content – character bios, power grids and backstories – everything kids who love Spider-Man and the “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider Man” animated series would ever want to know about their favorite Web Warrior’s friends and foes. This downloadable guide is available exclusively on Marvelkids.com.

“Kids and digital go hand in hand, so we created a new online experience exclusively for kids that allows them to engage with the Marvel heroes they love and even be a hero themselves through the games,” said Kristin Vincent, Marvel’s VP of Digital Products. “We’ll keep rolling out new games, videos and other content so kids can have fun online with Spider-Man and soon with the Avengers while in a kid-safe digital environment.”

Over the next several months MarvelKids.com will be expanding even more with a marvelous Avengers kids destination with new Avengers and Spider-Man games, a digital comics section, and more digital features featuring everyone’s favorite Marvel Super Heroes – Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and more!

Be sure to check out the site here:
http://www.marvelkids.com/
http://spiderman.marvelkids.com/

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Captain America and Iron Man joined Siemens and Marvel to launch their brand new program in Times Square!

Earlier this week Siemens in collaboration with Marvel Custom Comics and Weill Cornell Imaging at New York-Presbyterian unveiled MRIamahero! This is a new program created to educate children about MRI scans and their benefits in a fun and informative way. Together these companies have developed a special MRI Heroes Kit that will be utilized to help children better understand the nature of a MRI scan and to make the process a little less scary so that they may be imaged without sedation. The unique customer MRI Heroes Kit includes:

• 100 copies of an educational Marvel Custom Solutions comic book that follows popular Super Hero Captain America through his MRI experience.

• 1 toy-size model of a Siemens MRI scanner with movable patient table and sounds.

• 1 DVD with an educational video explaining what happens during an MRI exam in a kid-friendly way through the eyes of a child.

• 100 Captain America and Iron Man plush toys for pediatric patients to take with them during an MRI exam.

• 100 superhero capes to be given to pediatric patients upon completion of their MRI exam

The launch took place in the heart of Time Squares and was showcased live on the Siemens’ Super Sign. Captain America and Iron Man were present to kick off the new program and offered plenty of super hero inspiration as well as some awesome photo opportunities. Children who attended were given examples of the capes, plush toys, and comics that are included in the MRI Heroes Kit. It was clear to see the program would be a “Hulk Smash” of a hit when all the kids began to wear the capes that were given out.

As the campaign launched on the Super Sign the crowd gave an Avengers sized celebratory cheer!

“MRIamahero! Helping superhero kids everywhere” lit up the main screen and the messages that followed detailed the new program and the exclusive MRI Heroes Kit. The the accent screens displayed images of children with capes on next to doctors, on MRI equipment, and the MRI Heroes Kit itself. From there, interviews were conducted with personnel from each company involved and a reception was held at a nearby restaurant. The launch event was exactly the high flying hit this super powered campaign deserved.

Check out the gallery below for images from the event!

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