Marvel’s 75th Anniversary
It is hard to imagine America without the superhero mythology that we have today. Everything from TV, movies, books, artwork, clothes, collectibles, and more are innundated with some of the illest creations of fiction our immaginations could ever enjoy. Marvel has managed to carve out an impressive 75 years of comics and content that geeks and nerds all over the globe can appreciate and enjoy.
Marvel has a number of special interviews, articles, and lists planned to chronicle their rise to nerdom power that they’ve reached today.
Think about it. Starting with the blockbuster hit Blade back in 1998, Marvel has spawned a legendary series of movie hits that eventually skyrocketed them into the media dominance that they’ve displayed today. Think about how much more Marvel we have seen in movies, TV, and other avenues since the release of Iron Man back in 2008. The uber-success of that movie paved the way for the amazing Avengers movies helmed by Paramount and Marvel Studios in the ambitious Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then there is the successful Agents of Shield television series and the ambitious Netfix hosted upcoming Defenders series’. Throw in a host of new movies on the horizon including the legendary X-men and you have an impressive run that only seems to be gaining in steam.
This year will bring the second phase of their Hollywood dominance after the recent success of Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. First up on the scene is Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4th) which is already getting some excellent reviews.
Marvel has even transitioned well into the digital comic scene where purchase of the print version provides a digital comic code that can be redeemed on their digital comic app as well as the ever popular Comixology comic book app. They’ve also created a mobile subscription service, Marvel Universe, that grants access to a chunk of their digital library, discounts galore, and a host of other members’ only benefits and exclusives for all of you dedicated Marvel fans.
Go now to Marvel.com and keep your eyes on #Marvel75 as the writers and editors there chronicle the history of Marvel and the characters that have resided in our childhood and adulthood in an amazing way.
So what’s your favorite Marvel hero?