Nostalgic San Diego Comic-Con Photos from the 1970s
The first comic book convention to take place in San Diego was a small affair. The three day convention, Golden State Comic Con was founded by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, and Greg Bear and organized by Dorf, drew in 300 people in August 1970.
EXPLORE THE ORIGINS OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE WITH MARVEL FAMOUS FIRSTS: 75TH ANNIVERSARY MASTERWORKS SLIPCASE SET
On September 3rd, you can buy the massive Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set weighing in at over 33 lbs. and containing 11 hardcovers totaling more than 3,000 pages! This set doesn’t come cheap with a list price of $500 and will appeal to the more serious collector.
Take a look at what your money will buy you below!
In celebration of Marvel Comics’ 75th Anniversary, Marvel proudly presents a deluxe collection of its 10 mightiest Masterworks hardcovers – plus the all-new, long-in-demand NOT BRAND ECHH VOL. 1 and the AVENGERS 75TH ANNIVERSARY BY ALEX ROSS POSTER signed by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee!
Make Yours Marvel With the Special
MARVEL 75Th ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE!
Marvel Comics is celebrating their 75th year with a special Marvel 75th Anniversary Magazine, with Alex Ross variant covers, available in September 2014.
The biggest characters, the best stories, and the most iconic moments. Celebrate over seven decades of Marvel myth-making with September’s commemorative MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE, a fitting tribute to the storied history of the House of Ideas! Featuring a look back at the comics that started it all, and a look forward at the universe they spawned, this keepsake edition is not to be missed by any mighty Marvel fans True Believers!
Celebrate The 50th Anniversary of the X-Men – Your First Look at X-Men: Gold #1!
This November, celebrate the milestone anniversary of the Children of the Atom as the X-Men turn 50 years old! Marvel is proud to present your first look at X-Men: Gold #1, featuring all-new stories by legendary creators from the 50 years of rich X-Men history!
“Over the last 50 years, the X-Men have changed people’s lives, myself included.” Says X-Men Senior Editor Nick Lowe.
“Through Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Kitty Pryde and the rest of the X-Men, the creators of these merry mutants taught us that it’s not only okay to be different, but that difference is to be celebrated! To honor the characters and the creators we wanted to do something special… hence X-MEN: GOLD!”
Todd McFarlane Appearances at the 2013 San Diego Comic-con Set for July 19 and 20th
Todd McFarlane will be at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19-20, 2013. He will be attending autograph sessions and a panel, and we’ll be getting an exclusive look at new McFarlane Toys action figures.
San Diego Comic-Con is quickly approaching and we want to make sure you know where to find everything McFarlane. Todd will be at some of the hottest SDCC events for autograph sessions and a panel. He’ll be signing a special exclusive Assassin’s Creed poster giveaway (yes, that does mean free!) for a few hundred lucky fans.
For all the hordes of The Walking Dead fans, Skybound (booth #2729) is bringing you an exclusive limited edition The Walking Dead Comic Governor in Riot Gear action figure. Created, developed and designed by Todd McFarlane and his award-winning McFarlane Toys design group, in conjunction with Robert Kirkman and Skybound for only $25. This action figure shows The Governor, wearing his famous riot gear from the classic “Kill Them All” scene in issue 42. This figure comes with some great accessories; two pistols, Michonne’s bloody sword and a bullhorn. Toys “R Us and Entertainment Earth (booth #2343) are bringing fans the launch of The Walking Dead Comic Penny Blake The Governor’s Zombie Daughter action figure complete with fish tank and a bucket of body parts all for only $20.
Your First Look At The Final Issue Of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN!
Here’s your first look at the final issue of Amazing Spider-Man.
Amazing Spider-Man #700, by Dan Slott & Humberto Ramos, arrives in stores on December 26th, 2012 and is jam-packed with additional stories – weighing in at a whopping 104 pages!
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Amazing Spider-Man #700, from the blockbuster creative team of Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. It’s the most anticipated comic of the year, and on December 26th, fans will truly see the end of Amazing Spider-Man!
In the comic book industry, the Silver Age refers to a particularly successful time in comic book production. Between 1950 and 1970, comic books gained major commercial and critical success in America. Today, these now vintage items are extremely valuable for collectors, store buyers and comic book enthusiasts. There’s many reasons why Silver Age comics are heavily sought after and popular amongst the masses. For Marvel, comic book industry pioneers, their Silver Age introduced unforgettable characters and stories to popular culture.