CAPTAIN AMERICA Gives A LITTLE HELP To Suicide Prevention
by Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
Date: 12 January 2011 Time: 12:20 PM ET
CAPTAIN AMERICA & Suicide Prevention
A new Captain America story dealing with a rather heavy subject — suicide prevention — is being made available for free on Marvel's digital platforms, the publisher announced Wednesday.Captain America: A Little Help depicts a man on the verge of suicide who has a chance meeting with the Marvel Comics hero. The story is written by psychologist and comic book newcomer Dr. Tim Ursiny, and illustrated by Nick Dragotta (recently of Captain America: Forever Allies).
“Super heroes fight a lot of battles, but there are few more important than combating suicide,” said Tom Brevoort, Marvel's senior vice president of publishing, in the company's official press release. “That’s why we’re making Captain America: A Little Help available for free via our digital comics outlets. If even one person calls this number instead of doing something very tragic, we know that means we succeeded.” The 11-page story is available now on Marvel's app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, plus their web-based Digital Comics Unlimited. It also can be found in print in anthology title I Am An Avenger #5, which went on sale Wednesday. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the agency listed in the comic, call 1-800-273-TALK or log on to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.