At Marvel’s HQ in New York City, Marvel staffers Sana Amanat and Jon Ennis used Lorelei’s own words to start shaping the story for her own comic. Lorelei said, “If you give love, you get love. If you give happy, you usually get happy.” Amanat and Ennis saw this love as Lorelei’s super power, and Ennis describes how they decided to incorporate this power into the thread she uses to create her pillows, actually transferring her love to everyone who gets a pillow. Earlier in the show, they compared Lorelei to Tony Stark AKA Iron Man, who suffered an injury to his heart and used his craftiness to heal himself and become one of Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes. Lorelei’s comic follows her heroic origin story, from the moments before she was born, to her surgeries and her idea to make smaller pillows for smaller patients, to her making her pillows with super-powered thread and spreading love all over the world.
After proving she was a hero through her hard work and selfless nature, it was time to initiate Lorelei into Marvel’s Hero Project! At her birthday party held at the service dog facility where her service dog Mandu was trained, Lorelei was invited to name a new litter of future service dogs – but that wasn’t her only surprise. After meeting the puppies, the surprise was revealed and Lorelei’s father read the letter of initiation into Marvel’s Hero Project. When Lorelei took out her own comic, she was excited to see that Mandu was featured alongside her on the cover – and she and her parents all agreed that the best part was the depiction of children from all over the world holding their heart pillows.
To show how much Lorelei inspired all of us, Marvel’s Hero Project is making a donation in the amount of $10,000 to the Association of Child Life Professionals in recognition of their work providing comfort to children in hospitals.
Now is your chance to look inside the comic that was made for Lorelei by real Marvel creators! Writer James Asmus and artists Craig Rousseau (pencils and inks) and Ian Herring (colors) worked together to shape Lorelei’s entrance into Marvel Comics! You can read Lorelei’s comic, DAZZLING LORELEI #1, for free, right here!
For more information about the Association of Child Life Professionals, visit http://www.childlife.org.
There are so many heroes in the real world to celebrate, and Marvel’s Hero Project is going to bring their inspiring stories to people of all ages across the globe! Tune in to Marvel’s Hero Project, now streaming, only on Disney+, every week to learn about new young heroes making a difference in their communities and beyond!