Marvel’s Heroes Reflect on 9/11 in New Story

On Wednesday, “The Four Fives,” an eight-page story from Marvel Entertainment in remembrance of the lives misplaced on Sept. 11, will publish. In the practically dialogue-free comedian, Spider-Man and Captain America are in downtown Manhattan because the Bell of Hope, in the churchyard of St. Paul’s Chapel, rings in a sample of “four fives” (5 strikes, 4 occasions): a longstanding ritual that indicators a firefighter has fallen. The comedian was written by Joe Quesada; drawn by John Romita Jr. and Scott Hanna; coloured by ​​Marte Gracia; and lettered by Joe Caramagna.

Quesada, inventive director of Marvel Entertainment, grew up in Queens and was a pure for the task: “I’m a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker,” he mentioned. Still, inspiration didn’t come instantly. “It was tough to even think about going back to that time. It was horrific for all of us. I didn’t want to relive it.” And then he thought in regards to the custom of the “four fives,” and he was impressed to make use of every strike of the bell to depict a second of remembrance throughout the United States.

He gave Romita freedom in selecting what to depict, apart from one word: “Let’s make sure we stop in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon and the memorials. It was a massive attack on our country. It wasn’t just the Twin Towers.”

The story is included, at no extra cost, in the next comics on sale Wednesday: Amazing Spider-Man No. 73, Daredevil No. 34, Excalibur No. 23, Ka-Zar: Lord Of The Savage Land No. 1 and X-Force No. 23.