Marvel Turns 81 On August 31st With Variants, Treats, & More

by James Ferguson

In just a few days, Marvel Comics is turning 81. I know what you’re thinking. “Oh crap! I didn’t get them a birthday present!” Don’t worry. Marvel is the kind of publisher that wants you to celebrate differently. There’s a special variant cover for next week’s Miles Morales: Spider: Man #18 by Ron Lim and colorist Israel Silva.

This cover will be available on limited-edition shirts and apparel through the Marvel Design Vault on Amazon and on key retailers’ e-commerce sites. New products are on the way too including Eat the Universe kitchen items from Box Lunch, birthday card and cake decorating accessories, and brand-new fashions and graphic tees by Junk Food.

Marvel will be celebrating with special segments celebrating its anniversary on This Week in Marvel, Women of Marvel, Marvel’s Pull List, Marvel’s How to Draw LIVE, and Marvel’s Let’s Play. Additionally, Marvel will be sharing its top picks from its latest #MarvelMission, calling on all True Believers to share their favorite Marvel-inspired birthday treat. Follow along with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMarvel.

Finally, September 4th sees the release of the new video game Marvel’s Avengers for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, and PC. Needless to say, it’s a pretty big week for Marvel. Wish the publisher a happy birthday however you’d like.

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