Marvel Comics Celebrates 80th Anniversary with Special D23 Cover
Marvel Comics was built by the luminous likes of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema, Gene Colan, and countless others. The House of Ideas turns 80 this year, and to celebrate, Marvel is releasing a special comicbook titled Marvel Comics #1000.
The main story in issue #1000 will be written by scribe Al
Ewing (Immortal Hulk, 2000 AD), but will
feature work from a plethora of Marvel Comics mainstays and celebrity guest
contributors such as Chris Claremont, Neil Gaiman, Walt Simonson, Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar, Jason Aaron, Adam Goldberg, Rob Liefeld, Brad Meltzer, Roy
Thomas, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Gerry Conway, Peter David, Erik Larsen, George
Perez, and so many more that we can’t list them all out here.
Disney’s D23 Expo, happening August 23-25 in Anaheim,
California, just so happens to be holding a special panel to commemorate
Marvel’s milestone. The panel, titled Marvel’s 80th Anniversary,
will be hosted by current Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and long-time
Executive Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort. The two will take a walk down Marvel
memory lane Saturday at 5:30pm on Stage 28.
In addition to the presentation, Marvel has announced that
everyone in the panel’s audience will receive a free copy of Marvel Comics #1000 that will feature a
very rare event-only variant cover. The gorgeous cover features Mickey Mouse
handing a birthday cake to Marvel heroes Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black
Panther, Iron Man, and Captain America with Marvel history Easter eggs filling
out the entire background.
The cover was drawn by artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man) with colors by Edgar Delgado (Star Wars: Darth Vader). Ramos tweeted, “This is a milestone cover for me.” He continued by instagramming a number of photos chronicling the process of creating the cover, discussing his inspiration in the caption:
Marvel Editor-In-Chief C.B. Cebulski also tweeted some comments, saying:
“Such a beautiful cover by @humberto_ramos & @delgaduck! Look at all the Marvel history included in the artwork!! Honored to be able to give this special version of Marvel Comics #1000 to the fans who join our 80th Anniversary panel at D23 on August 24th. Hope to see you there!”
We’ll definitely be in attendance for Marvel’s 80th
Anniversary panel to snag one of these beautiful variant issues of Marvel Comics #1000!
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