Eighty years ago, the Marvel Universe roared into existence with the publication of the now-historic Marvel Comics #1, and now in 2019 Marvel has announced that it is set to celebrate eight decades of stories with a year-long anniversary event.
Throughout 2019, Marvel will be honoring its iconic characters and stories across every decade of the company’s rich history – from the early years as Timely Comics, to the latest adventures in the Marvel Universe fans know today.
Starting this month, Marvel will bring back some classic and reimagined superhero teams with facsimile editions and trade collections of classic issues and storylines, along with special 80th Anniversary-themed variant covers, and an extra-special, extra-sized publication of a Marvel-ous Millennial Milestone that promises to change the course of Marvel history.
In addition, Marvel’s digital shows and podcasts will feature special tributes for the publisher’s 80-year history, as well as launching Today in Marvel History, which promises to take fans through the past 80 years of the Marvel Universe.
Later this year, Marvel will also release a series of curated 80th Anniversary merchandise inspired by Marvel’s signature art and storytelling that have defined Super Hero fans for generations. Products will include retailer exclusive collectibles, fashion and apparel, accessories, specialty products, and limited-edition toys, such as exciting new products from Hasbro, Funko and more. Here’s a sneak peek at two 80th Anniversary Marvel Legends products…
Keep up to date with all of Marvel’s 80th anniversary events via the official website here or by following #Marvel80 on social media.