Marvel introduced at the moment that it was teaming up with protection programs producer Northrop Grumman for a brand new all-ages comedian guide, lastly combining the American youngster’s two favourite issues: Flashy comedian guide superheroes, and very costly missile protection programs and “battle administration” expertise. The corporate did so by revealing a brand new staff of heroes powered by the corporate’s army expertise, the awkwardly backronymed Northrop Grumman Elite Nexus (or N.G.E.N.). Teaming up with the Avengers, they mainly appear like the at present discontinued Incredible 4, besides with numerous real-world protection tech for numerous superheroes to ooh-and-ahh over. Shockingly, although, various the corporate’s followers didn’t take information of this specific sponsorship very properly:
Northrop Grumman payments itself because the world’s fifth largest protection contractor, promoting bombers, cybersecurity programs, and different army , principally to the U.S. authorities. The partnership with Marvel will apparently lengthen past this single guide, too; the corporate has stated it’s planning some form of large N.G.E.N. reveal at its sales space at New York Comedian-Con tomorrow.
In the meantime, Marvel just lately pulled its deliberate panel for the upcoming Punisher TV present from the identical conference, over fears that it could be seen as an endorsement of gun violence. (To be truthful, Northrop doesn’t appear to fabricate weapons, simply different, extra superior protection programs; additionally, we now have to confess that “Begin Your N.G.E.N.s,” the identify of the storyline within the just-announced guide, is a few top-notch dangerous comedian guide title punning.) The corporate can be operating a “code-breaking” contest throughout the promo guide’s pages, to be able to enable children to earn an opportunity to be drawn into the guide, the higher to get America’s youths actually excited for each youngster’s favourite kids-friendly weapons producer, these wacky, fun-loving clowns at Northrop Grumman.
[by way of Bleeding Cool]