By J. Jonah Jameson
Publisher, The Daily Bugle
SUGAR LAND – Spider-Man, that masked menace to society, teamed up Friday with the fugitive vigilante Black Widow of the notorious gang known as the Avengers, and struck terror in the hearts of youngsters everywhere in Kidtropolis inside the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center.
Police were once again unable to apprehend the dangerous duo of Marvel Comics infamy before they could spread the sphere of influence across the panic-stricken community. Parents were forced to stand in a line with their little ones who were eager to meet the costumed characters, many of the tykes in costumes and Spidey apparel of their own.
Conducting what he called a Spideyverse Art Workshop, artist Christian Navarrete was busy teaching youngsters how to make police sketches of the red and blue clad arachnid while others attempted to infiltrate the gang by making masks out of paper and string. Among the daring secret superagents was 3-year-old Liam Rosario, aided by his mother, Mickey Rosario of Missouri City.
Arriving already in disguise as Spider-Man and Spider-Girl were Sebastian, 5, and Anna, 3, along with their brave mother, Lauren Cano of Katy. The two were able to get close to the fugitives but all they did was pose for pictures! Fortunately Daily Bugle photographer Peter Parker was there to capture the scene, although he stayed mysteriously hidden.
Spider-Man and Black Widow somehow managed to escape the mayhem and officials with the Discovery Center confirmed that there will be other guest appearances through Sept. 7 as they celebrate Sci-Fi Summer. The Daily Bugle has learned that Ash and Pikachu will be there Aug. 4 from 1-4 p.m. On Aug. 11 from 1-4 p.m. beings from a galaxy far, far away will take over the center as Jedi knights fight it out with Darth Vader and other Star Wars characters. We are informed by highly reliable sources that youngsters can go trolling for fun on Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m. with Branch and Poppy.
To learn more, visit www.childrensdiscoveryfb.org.