Budget like a superhero
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 7:40a.m.
Attention, comic lovers who find that budgeting’s their Kryptonite: Marvel Studios and Visa have teamed up to produce a finance-focused comic book starring Spider-Man and the Avengers.
In ‘Avengers: Saving the Day’, Spider-Man, whose superpower is not money management, teams up with the Avengers to stop a bank robbery and ends up learning more than he expected about how best to manage his finances.
Superheroes and financial planning might seem like an unlikely pairing, but the team manage to pass on savings advice while trading blows with Mole Man and his evil henchmen.
Marvel writer James Asmus says the comic contains “introductions to both financial principles and Marvel’s mightiest heroes” as well as humour, spectacle and character moments.
“I know that, as a kid, I would have been completely thrilled to get a comic like this,” he says.
Visa’s New Zealand manager Sean Preston says the “unique partnership” combines Marvel’s popularity with Visa’s expertise, and aims to “help young people to master the vital skills of managing their money”.
The full comic is available online and 100,000 print copies, in eight different languages, will be distributed internationally for free.
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