BBDO, Marvel team for diversity-themed comic book

BBDO's Diversity Council, a group charged with promoting acceptance in the agency and beyond, is teaming with Marvel to create the custom comic book "Avengers: Heroes Welcome." The comic book will feature Nova, a young hero who seeks advice from seasoned heroes about their place in a troubled world. "I'm African American, and when I was a kid, many of the stories I read about Marvel Heroes helped me. They were regular people but had super powers and went through all the things I went through," said J.D. Michaels, a BBDO senior vice president and the council's founding member.

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