Visa introduces a new Marvel comic - Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - to Help Students Become Financial Superheroes

05/16/2016

Visa is committed to promoting the importance of financial knowledge through innovative ways, making more learning resource available to local schools

In conjunction with the second year of the Liberal Studies-Financial Literacy Online Quiz sponsored by Visa, today Visa announced the release of an exciting new educational comic book which teaches readers of all ages about personal finance.
 
The comic, Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Powerful Plan combines Marvel’s iconic superheroes with Visa’s financial literacy expertise to introduce readers to fundamental money management concepts in an entertaining and engaging way.   This new comic book will be distributed to over 1,000 students participating in the upcoming financial literacy school tours hosted by St. James’ Settlement, as well as to winners of the Liberal Studies-Financial Literacy Online Quiz in July, 2016.  This new, limited edition Marvel comic book is now open to all schools dedicated to financial education.
 
“At Visa we believe that financial education is most effective when schools and private sectors work together,” said Caroline Ada, Country Manager of Visa Hong Kong and Macau.  “Young people should start early on making sound financial decisions.  Over the years we have partnered with various organisations, which include government bodies, non-profit organizations as well as schools to explore new ways in promoting basic concepts of financial management.  This year we are proud to bring our financial literacy expertise and Marvel’s storytelling into Hong Kong community.”

Other than Hong Kong, the new comic, Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Powerful Plan, will be available in 16 languages. It is a collector’s item financial literacy comic with fast-paced plot where the characters learn the importance of saving and managing personal finances while defeating the evil Collector and Robo-Pests. This is the second time Marvel Comics and Visa have teamed up to create a comic focused on financial education. The first comic, Avengers: Saving the Day, launched in 2012 and is available in nine languages. More than 497,000 copies have been distributed worldwide.

As part of Visa’s financial education program, Practical Money Skills for Life is another educational tool to help teach consumers of all ages about personal finance management. For details, please visit: www.practicalmoneyskills.com.hk.

Limited copies of the Chinese comic in print is available to schools at no cost. Interested schools can email to canchan@visa.com1


1Complimentary copies are limited to local schools on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Individual schools should indicate quantity required and arrange their own delivery upon successful comic book request submission.  Separate notification will be sent to successful schools by end of June 2016. For further information, please email to Candy Chan via email: canchan@visa.com

 

About Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/about-visa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.