Move over Ironman and Captain America, Marvel has a new superhero!
It’s true that all heroes don’t wear capes, some of them wear scrubs. And the creators of superhero series are all ready to salute such heroes. So this year when Coronavirus has overtaken everything else, Ironman, Superman and Captain America can take a break as the real-life superheroes are steadily at work.
The health care workers have emerged as heroes risking their own health every day to save the lives of others. And one of the ways to appreciate them would be to write their stories.
Marvel Comics has teamed up with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pennsylvania to illustrate the stories of “real-life superheroes” in a new comic book about nurses who have worked throughout the pandemic.
The Vitals: True Nurse Stories tells three different stories based on the experiences of health care workers at 13 different medical centers within AHN. Each character and story stems from the experiences of real people who provide health care throughout AHN’s 13 hospitals.
The comic book’s three stories, selected by Marvel writer Sean Ryan, are based on eight nurses’ experiences at AHN’s 13 hospital facilities in Western Pennsylvania. One depicts the extent the hospital staff goes through to save a patient who is struggling to breathe. The second is about nurses assisting isolated COVID-19 patients to stay connected with their loved ones through technology, while the last one shows the pandemic’s impact on nurses’ personal lives.
The comic book is available digitally and physical copies will be distributed by AHN.
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