DK links with Orbital Comics to celebrate International Women's Day

News - Bookselling Wednesday, 06 March 2019

The comic book shop takeover will feature a gallery of female Marvel Super Heroes

DK has partnered with Orbital Comics for a comic book shop takeover to celebrate International Women's Day and the theatrical release of Captain Marvel. Marvel Fearless and Fantastic! Female Super Heroes Save the World, written by Sam Maggs and published by DK, will take over the Great Newport-street shop with a gallery showcasing the comic artwork that appears in the book, alongside in-store promotions and activities.

The new book profiles dozens of aspirational female comic-book characters, all of whom use their intelligence, strength, and courage to help others and save the world. Further details here. The takeover runs until 31 March, with the special in-store event taking place all day on 9 March.

Julie Ferris, DK's licensing publisher, said: "What struck us when we published Marvel Fearless and Fantastic! was that the heroes possessed super powers that every woman and girl can relate to and attain: daring, compassion, determination and curiosity. The stunning artworks in the book speak to these powers, and we are delighted to partner with Orbital Comics to showcase and celebrate these inspirational Super Heroes in their gallery space."

Maggs said: "What I loved about working on Marvel Fearless and Fantastic! was learning about all of the incredible females within the Marvel universe. This gallery showcases just some of the most daring, compassionate, and determined Super Heroes that we can all be inspired by."

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