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Marvel Comics Celebrates its 80th Anniversary With Controversial Issue 1000

Marvel Comics is celebrating its 80th anniversary in a number of ways in 2019, but the release of Marvel Comics #1000 ranks among the most ambitious, with each page of the 80-page special featuring a different creative team telling a story inspired by a particular year in Marvel’s history. The stories range from the debut of a major character to the appearance of a seminal storyline to the release of a landmark movie including the...

Marvel And The Folio Society Team Up For Golden Age Collector’s Edition

Legendary comics publisher Marvel and The Folio Society are teaming up for a Collector’s Edition of Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949, available for pre-order now, to be published on 25th September 2019. In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, the volume presents five specially curated comic books, selected, edited and introduced by Marvel stalwart Roy Thomas, including a painstakingly produced facsimile of the comic that started it all back in 1939. This...

Celebrating Batman’s birthday – Detective Comics reaches a collectable Issue 1,000

With the current popularity of movies based on comic-book superheroes, it’s no surprise that rare and collectable comics are appreciating in value. If you own a classic such as Action Comics 1 (1938), featuring the first appearance of Superman and worth $3,200,000; or Detective Comics 27 (1939), the first appearance of Batman and worth $2,230,000; you wouldn’t just read it then throw it under your bed. No modern comic will reach anything like that value...

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