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Marvel’s Taco Bell comics sport beefy creative teams

Uncanny X-Men First Class #5

Apparently at Taco Bell you don’t have to decide between food or comics (insert your own beefy lawsuit joke here). The fast food chain has teamed up with Marvel to provide four different comics with its kids meals.

According to Marvel, each book includes an 11-page story with a one-page Mini-Marvels backup story. Each cover is a reprint from an existing Marvel title. Looking at who’s doing the comics, it may be worth a run to the border; I’d brave a burrito for the team behind Atomic Robo‘s take on Iron Man vs. MODOK alone. (Speaking of which, colorist Chad Fidler posted some pages from the Iron Man comic online).

Here are the details:

X-Men

11-page story:
· Writer: Alex Zalben
· Artist: Tom Grummett
1-page backup by Colleen Coover
Cover by Roger Cruz, a reprint from Uncanny X-Men First Class #5

Fantastic Four

11-page story:
· Writer: Paul Tobin
· Artist: Craig Rousseau
1-page backup by Colleen Coover
Cover by Steve McNiven, reprint from Marvel Knights 4 #1.

Invincible Iron Man

from Taco Bell's Iron Man comic

11-page story:
· Writer: Brian Clevinger
· Artist: Scott Wegener
1-page backup by Colleen Coover
Cover by Brandon Peterson, reprint from Invincible Iron Man #2

Avengers

11-page story:
· Writer: Joe Caramagna
· Artist: Derec Donovan
1-page backup by Colleen Coover
Cover by Scott Kolins, reprint from Marvel Team-Up #4

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15 Comments

Any indication when these will be available?

Mysterious Stranger

February 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Word on the Twitter is they’re available now.

……. dammit, I’m gonna have to go to Taco Bell now.

Do you actually have to eat what Taco bell calls “food?” I wish the quotation marks were ironic.

Mysterious Stranger

February 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

For a Brian Clevinger/Scott Wegener Iron Man comic, an evening sitting on the toilet is a worthwhile sacrifice.

@Mysterious Stranger

I think that was what Marvel’s marketing team was going for “How do we get people to read our comics on the crapper?” Taco Bell is the best guarantee of that happening.

Lando that is perfect.
The adline should be

When you have to run for the border, bring a Marvel Comic with you.

The Iron Man story was a blast to work on and they’re all definitely worth the risk of 38% beef.
And thanks JK, for the linkback to my site.

If Neal Adams’s Super Delicious Ingredient Force cartoons can’t get me to eat at Taco Bell, these sure aren’t going to do it.

With this and the digital Captain America tie-in comic, Marvel really seems to be trying to give their books a push.

I definitely have to applaud them on that much.

I work at Taco Bell and have all 4. I’ve only read Iron Man and Avengers so far though. I do have a complaint/question. Why is Ms. Marvel called Captain Marvel in the Avengers comic? That annoyed me.

All in all though I was pretty stoked to find out we were carrying comic books for the kids meals. Usually our toys suck.

The comics are 100% beef either! HAHAHAHAHA!

It must be grand to be an artist at Marvel and be so proud that your cover to Marvel Knights 4 #1 or X-Men First Class was reprinted in a comic given away at Taco Bell. Bell’s alright, but I prefer the Time.

Great to see Marvel using mainstream outlets to promote the books. Hopefully they start putting out some long digest sized stuff at convenient stores etc. soon.

Roger Cruz drew an amazing cover! I haven’t seen his work in years.

Which Marvel Team-Up #4 is the Avengers comic reprinted from? (There have been several)

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