Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor will be this year's grand marshals for the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade, officials announced Friday.

The theme for the 76th edition of the highest-attended event in El Paso is "Comic Book Super Heroes and Villains," which is why the three Marvel Comics superheroes will lead the parade. The characters also will make three public appearances in the Sun City before participating in the annual Thanksgiving parade.

"We are proud to sponsor the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Parade for the eighth year," said Karl Murphy, president and CEO of FirstLight Federal Credit Union. "To enhance the theme, we are bringing in Spider-Man, Thor and Iron Man, which are appropriate for all ages and for the tradition of our parade that brings families together Thanksgiving morning."

The superheroes will make their first public appearance in El Paso from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Bassett Place and will appear from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Cielo Vista Mall.

The 76th Annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade is at 10 a.m. Nov. 22.