Marvel’s 70th Birthday Party Near You

Well, maybe. Marvel’s celebrating their 70th anniversary this year and are bringing the party to you. If you live in the U.S that is.

MARVEL CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONE

MARVEL COMICS 70th Anniversary Parties Nationwide

On August 11, 2009, Over 500 Comic Shop Retailers and Select Barnes & Noble Stores Across the Country Are Set to Celebrate

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, go here. 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:

Celebrating70YearsOfMarvelNYC 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, go here.

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 go here. And remember—Make Mine ’39!

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