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.

What’s happening:

  • 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:
  • Publishing
  • Animation
  • New media
  • Collectibles
  • Games
  • 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
    • Accessories
    • Specialty products
    • Limited-edition toys from Hasbro, Funko and more
    • Plus a special sweet collaboration with Ample Hills Creamery is coming later in July!

More Marvel:

  • Marvel’s 80th Anniversary will feature exclusive:
    • Merchandise
    • Experiences
    • Live events
  • Laughing Place will keep fans updated of the latest happenings at:
    • Comic conventions
    • Museums
    • D23
    • Disney Cruises
    • And Disney Parks throughout the year