Marvel 70th Anniversary Parties

Tue, August 11th, 2009 at 9:46am PDT | Updated: August 11th, 2009 at 9:46am

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

NEW YORK – To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Marvel Comics will commemorate the milestone event on Tuesday, August 11th with special anniversary parties taking place around the world! Over 500 comic shop retailers will be hosting parties to celebrate the comic book giant’s 70 year history from 1939 to today.  These events will be offering: early on sale release of The Marvels Project #1, an all new series detailing the origins of super heroes in the Marvel Universe by the creative team behind the worldwide sensation The Death Of Captain America; exclusive limited edition variants, a remastered version of the very first comic Marvel published, Marvel Comics #1, special sales, and more.   To download a full list of retailers participating in Marvel 70th Anniversary parties, visit www.marvel.com/70thparty!  All retailer parties begin at 9pm local time.

In addition, at 7:00 PM local time, Barnes & Noble will be hosting five in-store events in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Portland and Seattle, with appearances by some of the biggest names in the comic book world, hosting Q&A sessions and a chance to get your favorite comics autographed.  Also appearing at these events are some of the most beloved characters from the Marvel Universe.

Barnes & Noble locations include:

NYC  SPECIAL GUESTS IRON MAN AND SPIDER-MAN

150 E 86TH Street
New York, NY

Creators:
Joe Quesada Marvel Editor in Chief
Chris Claremont
Greg Pak
Klaus Janson
Fred Van Lente

ATLANTA  SPECIAL GUEST WOLVERINE

2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Creators:
Daniel Way
Paul Jenkins
Mark Bagley

LOS ANGELES SPECIAL GUEST HULK

The Grove at Farmer's Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Creators:
Jeph Loeb
Craig Kyle
Chris Yost
Mark Waid 

PORTLAND SPECIAL GUEST ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Clackamas Towne Center Mall
2000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266

Creators:
Brian Michael Bendis
Jeff Parker
Rick Remender 

SEATTLE  SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN AMERICA

2675 NE University Village Street.
Seattle, WA 98105

Creators:
Ed Brubaker
Clayton Crain

And after you’re done at participating Barnes & Noble stores, follow your favorite heroes to participating local comic shops around the country for parties beginning at 9pm!

NYC  SPECIAL GUESTS IRON MAN AND SPIDER-MAN

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 W 40th Street (Corner of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10018

ATLANTA  SPECIAL GUEST WOLVERINE

Great Escape Comics & Games
1050 East Piedmont Road
Suite D
Marietta, GA 30062

LOS ANGELES SPECIAL GUEST HULK

Golden Apple
7018 Melrose Ave
LA, CA 90038

PORTLAND SPECIAL GUEST ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213

SEATTLE  SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN AMERICA

Comic Book Ink
1625 East 72nd and Portland ave.
Suite 800
Tacoma, WA 98404

For more information on Marvel’s 70th Anniversary, head over to www.marvel.com/70.

All comic shop events start at 9:00 PM local time and will run from one to two hours.  To learn more about parties in your area, please visit www.marvel.com/70thparty  And remember—Make Mine ’39!

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