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U.S. Census Bureau August 1: Spider-Man at 50

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile America - Wednesday, August 1st. Spider-Man continues to stay near the top of the heap in the superhero game, as his latest movie opened last month, this time in 3-D. And his Broadway musical, after a costly and controversial development phase, continues its run on the Great White Way. Actually, Spidey gets around pretty well for his age. It was 50 years ago today that "Amazing Fantasy Comics" appeared with the first story about Spider-Man. Bitten by a radioactive spider, teenager Peter Parker finds he has super powers and has to deal with the responsibilities that come with them. About 40 new shows open on Broadway each year, drawing audiences of more than 12 million. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at http://www.census.gov.

Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 385

Hasbro's Comic-Con Marvel Reveals & Press Pictures

July 18, 2012 - Hasbro has sent along press images of their Marvel action figures unveiled at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International - we've posted all 17 of them in a gallery for your enjoyment.

Hasbro has also uploaded a few videos from Comic-Con to their http://www.accesshasbro.com/ web site.

Here's a Jean Grey action figure from the second wave of 2013 Marvel Legends:

AFX Peavey McFarlane Spider-Man Rockmaster Electric Guitar

Action Figure Xpress Rocks SDCC 2012 with Exclusive Peavey McFarlane Spider-Man Rockmaster Electric Guitar

(HONOLULU, HI) - (July 7, 2012) - For this year's SDCC, AFX is proud to debut something perfect for those wanting to bring together their love of comics and music - the Peavey McFarlane Spider-Man Rockmaster Electric Guitar, featuring Spider-Man #1 artwork from comics legend Todd McFarlane.

Peavey McFarlane Spider-Man Rockmaster Electric Guitar

This San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Guitar is only available from the Action Figure Xpress SDCC booth (#3345), and is limited to only 100 numbered pieces worldwide. The Rockmaster Guitar is a full-size electric guitar with a high-gloss finish on a basswood body which provides excellent balance and tone. The maple neck and rosewood fretboard enable fast rhythm and lead playing. Each guitar comes with a strap and amplifier cord and is priced at $275.

4 New Hasbro Marvel Pictures

April 2012 - Hasbro has sent along four new pictures of upcoming Marvel action figures:

Marvel action figure from Hasbro

6-inch Spider-Man Ultimate Comics Spider-Man

Marvel action figure from Hasbro

Marvel Universe Spider-Man variant

Marvel action figure from Hasbro

Loki's Army 3.75-inch figure

Marvel action figure from Hasbro

Loki's Army 3.75-inch Power-Up Mission Packs

Marvel Teams with Visa to Teach Children about Money

Marvel's Spider-Man and the Avengers Team Up with Visa Inc. to Help Children Become Financial Superheroes

New Comic Book Brings Unique Approach to Financial Education

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2012 -- Marvel Comics and Visa Inc. have teamed up to create a new, one-of-a-kind financial literacy comic book called Avengers: Saving The Day. Combining Marvel's iconic characters, including the Avengers and Spider-Man, with Visa's financial literacy expertise, this free comic introduces children to basic money concepts.

"In today's increasingly complex financial world, we must find creative ways to help parents and educators teach children the fundamentals of money management," said Jason Alderman, Senior Director of Global Financial Education, Visa Inc. "A comic book with Spider-Man and the Avengers is the perfect device for making the sometimes dull subject of financial literacy entertaining and educational," Alderman added.

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