Marvel will pay tribute next week to Jacoby Latta, a 3-year-old who died May 31 after being struck by a falling tree limb during a church picnic at Community Park in Irmo, South Carolina.
Known for his infectious smile, Jacoby loved superheroes, particularly Captain America. “He would pretend to be Captain America, he would wear Captain America outfits, everything was Captain America,” his sister Jasmine told WTLX.
So Jacoby’s father Stuart Latta reached out to church member Sanford Greene, a professor at Benedict College who also happens to be the artist of Marvel’s Uncanny Avengers, in hope of making his son’s dream of being a superhero come true. He in turn contacted Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.
“It was a long shot but I knew that it was worth it to try to reach out to them in that sense. His response was — Axel, the editor-in-chief — his response was, ‘Well, what do we need to do? What would you like to do? What would theylike to do?’”
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