Epic Celebration Planned for Marvel’s 80th Anniversary

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