Marvel has unveiled the first two of several September variant covers highlighting National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Done in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, five Marvel titles will feature the company's heroes in light blue-colored costumes to raise awareness about one of the world's most common cancers among men.
“Working with The American Cancer Society, we learned that more than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors and it’s an honor to continue bringing awareness to further increase the survival rate,” said Marvel's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, David Gabriel. “We hope that all our fans take a moment during the month of September to educate themselves, as well as their loved ones, on how they can work with their healthcare provider on how to combat this disease.”
The five titles sheduled to have these variants are All-New All-Different Avengers #14, Captain America: Steve Rogers #6, Captain Marvel #9, Invincible Iron Man #13, and Mighty Thor #11. Marvel did not name the artists that illustrated the variants.
“The American Cancer Society is honored to be invited to work with Marvel to raise awareness of prostate cancer this September,” said Dr. Richard Wender, Chief Cancer Control Officer for the American Cancer Society. “This campaign will allow us to share critical information with Marvel fans on how to take positive action to ensure better health for both themselves and their loved ones.”