An organization dedicated to supporting individuals who have been injured while serving in the armed forces, the Wounded Warrior Project includes a community of veterans and military servicemembers who many of us would consider heroes. In its continued efforts to lift up combat-wounded servicemen and women, the organization partnered with Marvel Entertainment to launch a program called Marvel Make Me a Hero.
A weekly show that first aired in 2018, Marvel Make Me a Hero began as a way to feature comic book fans who dreamt up new superheroes. The initial episodes included a variety of original superheroes, like a geologist who gained power over fire from a volcanic god, as well as a man with a magical beard. More recently, episodes have highlighted real people who do heroic things, such as essential workers.
In partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project, Marvel Make Me a Hero will shift to honor combat-wounded military servicemembers and veterans. Each episode will focus on how a Wounded Warrior is making a positive impact on their community while a Marvel artist drafts a comic book superhero inspired by their story.
The Wounded Warrior Project-themed episodes aim to drive awareness about the organization and its many programs to support our country’s wounded veterans and military servicemembers, as well as their families and caregivers. These initiatives assist eligible Wounded Warriors with recovery and provide other services at no cost to them. Since it started in 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project has managed to invest $1.7 billion into its efforts and hopes to continue its mission with help from generous Marvel fans.