Marvel turns 80 on August 31st and to celebrate this milestone anniversary, they have plenty of celebrations and releases planned for the rest of this year. Fans all over the world can join the celebration of starting with the D23 Expo 2019 starting on August 23. 

What’s happening:

  • With just weeks until Marvel kicks off its official birthday festivities, Marvel has announced even more 80th anniversary celebrations in honor of their rich legacy!
  • Marvel announced plans to Marvel’s official birthday celebration takes place on August 31, the day Marvel Comics #1 gave the world its first look at the Marvel Universe.
  • To celebrate the worldwide impact that followed, there will be activations and retailer events around the globe.
  • Visit marvel.com/marvel80 or follow #Marvel80 for more information.

Events include:

  • D23 Expo (August 23-25):
    • Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center, attendees can shop, snap Marvel-themed photos with friends, and discover hidden surprises around every corner in the Marvel section of the “Uptown Disney” booth on the show floor.
    • Don’t miss Marvel’s exciting lineup of film, television, animation, and comic book guest appearances, panels, stage events, and more!

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  • Marvel Comics #1000 Releases (August 28)
    • Soon to be available at your local comic shop, don’t miss the historic debut of this massive, oversized special-edition book featuring luminaries from both classic and current comic books (and beyond!), revealing a long-kept secret of the Marvel Universe and some startling discoveries along the way.
  • Marvel Birthday Celebration at Dragon Con (August 31)
    • Dragon Con and Marvel will be celebrating Marvel’s 80th anniversary this year on August 31, Marvel’s official birthday!
    • Attendees can join the party during the annual Dragon Con Parade, on Dragon Con’s social media channels, and a cosplay meet-up complete with birthday cake provided by DecoPac and Kroger, candles, and photo opportunities!

Funko Pop! Marvel 80 Years

Funko Pop! Marvel 80 Years

  • Commemorative Merchandise (August – December)
    • Fans will be able to get their hands on limited-time Marvel 80th anniversary apparel, accessories, collectibles, books and more from:
      • Hasbro
      • Funko
      • LootCrate
      • Diamond Select
      • Mattel
      • DecoPac
      • Mad Engine
      • Bioworld
      • C-Life
      • Citizen
      • Disney store|shopDisney
  • Retail Activations for Marvel’s Birthday (August – December)
    • Visit retailers around the country for in-store activations, new merchandise, special offers, and celebratory fanfare. Retailers include:
      • Amazon
      • Walmart
      • Target
      • Party City
      • Box Lunch
      • Hot Topic
      • Uniqlo
      • GameStop
      • FYE
      • And more
    • On August 31, be sure to stop by your local participating FYE for an in-store Marvel birthday party celebration; Amazon for special items celebrating Marvel’s anniversary; participating comic shops for exclusive Marvel birthday party events and a free Marvel Universe Magazine (while supplies last); and Disney stores for in-store activities throughout the day.
    • Disney stores will also launch a new product line this fall in stores and online at shopDisney.com.

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  • Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes! (ongoing)
    • Take a tour of the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes! The exhibition, currently extending its run through September 11 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, showcases more than 300 artifacts from Marvel’s past and present.
    • The exhibition will reopen on October 19 at the Telus World of Science Edmonton in Canada.
  • Global Experiences (ongoing)
    • Look for Marvel 80th anniversary merchandise at pop-up shops throughout China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
    • Also, keep an eye out for special events at Disney Parks & Resorts, Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. locations and exciting displays and exhibits in Australia, Mexico and Brazil.
    • And don’t miss the exhilarating Marvel Universe Live! show with Feld Entertainment, now touring internationally!

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More Marvel fun:

  • Throughout the month of August, Marvel fans will also be able to celebrate Marvel’s 80th anniversary through their favorite Marvel Games!
  • Marvel will be collaborating with its partners to bring limited-time in-game activations to celebrate key characters, stories, costumes, and other extras from Marvel history in:
    • Marvel Strike Force
    • Marvel Future Fight
    • Marvel Puzzle Quest
    • Marvel Contest of Champions
  • Commemorative art – drawn exclusively by legendary comic book artist Adam Kubert to celebrate Marvel’s birthday – will be available as featured on select merchandise and t-shirts through the Marvel Design Vault on Amazon, shopDisney, and other retailers.
  • Symbolizing decades of the Marvel Universe, Kubert’s art is the perfect way to celebrate the expansive roster of classic and iconic Marvel Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Thor, Shuri, Wolverine, and many more.
  • Fans can visit Marvel HQ to find favorite episodes of Marvel Mash-Ups including redubbed moments from:
    • Marvel Super Heroes
    • Fantastic Four
    • Spider-Man
    • The Incredible Hulk
    • The Super Hero Squad Show
    • Ultimate Spider-Man
    • Marvel’s Avengers Assemble
    • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Marvel’s Spider-Man
    • Marvel Rising,
    • Marvel Super Hero Adventures
  • To learn more about Marvel’s Super Heroes and keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe, pick up the new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia!

Ample Hills Marvel Ice Cream

Ample Hills Marvel Ice Cream

  • Finally, scoop up three brand new flavors from Ample Hills Creamery inspired by:
    • Black Panther
    • Captain America
    • Spider-Man

Happy 80th Anniversary Marvel!

 
 

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