2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics and in true heroic fashion, Marvel is planning an epic celebration that will last all year long.
- Eighty years ago, the Marvel Universe roared into existence with the publication of the now-historic Marvel Comics #1. This year, fans are invited to join the celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary!
- For all of 2019, Marvel will be honoring its iconic characters and stories from every decade of the company’s rich history.
- Don’t miss out on the year-long celebration across:
- New media
- And more!
Celebrations throughout the year:
- Marvel fans will have plenty to look forward to in 2019 as the company:
- Brings back classic and reimagined Marvel Super Hero teams
- Revisits early classic titles, like Marvel Comics Presents and Marvel Tales
- Debuts three special One Shot Comics
- Releases facsimile editions and trade collections of favorite issues and storylines
- Delivers brand new takes on Marvel’s history, characters, and more
- Marvel will also be featuring special 80th Anniversary-themed variant covers throughout the year.
- Plus this fall, an extra-special, extra-sized publication of a Marvel-ous Millennial Milestone promises to change the course of Marvel history forever (or at least until the 160th Anniversary)!
And for the kids:
- Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest will debut January 13 on Disney XD.
- The long-running animation series follows King T’Challa as he goes on a vision quest through time, exploring the history of the Black Panthers, Vibranium, Wakanda – and the Marvel Universe itself.
Of course there’s merchandise!:
- Additionally, Marvel will 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
- Specialty products
- Limited-edition toys from Hasbro, Funko and more
- Plus a special sweet collaboration with Ample Hills Creamery is coming later in July!
- Marvel’s 80th Anniversary will feature exclusive:
- Live events
- Laughing Place will keep fans updated of the latest happenings at:
- Comic conventions
- Disney Cruises
- And Disney Parks throughout the year