Marvel Comics was the company that got me into collecting comic books back in 1984 with Uncanny X-men #181. I was in Fifth Grade and some kid came up to me on the playground and said, “Hey, wanna buy a comic?” I was like, “Yeah, cool!” (that is how we talked back in the 80′s). Of course he ripped me off, but I have been collecting and reading ever since. All of this just to say, Marvel Comics is celebrating a major milestone this year, their 75th Anniversary!

75th AnniversaryIt is hard to believe that 75 years ago this year Marvel Comics #1 was released introducing some great characters and beginning a rich heritage of heroes and villains that have a special place in all of our hearts. Marvel Comics has branched out to touch nearly every area of the entertainment industry. From comic books to videogames, TV to movies, and everywhere in between, it is hard to find someone who does not recognize Spider-Man, Captain America, or the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.

To kick off this year-long celebration, Marvel Comics has provided us a great video with a review of their awesome history and news about what this year will hold for all fans.

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This 75th anniversary celebration looks huge. Lots of things to look forward to. Keep your eyes here for more as things become available. You can also check out Marvel’s 75th Anniversary site and join in the conversation on Twitter using #Marvel75. Thanks to all our friends at Marvel Comics for bringing us this great year-long celebration. Here’s to another 75!