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Marvel 75th Anniversary

Reading List: The Marvel 75th Anniversary Special

Prepare for this one-of-a-kind comic's October debut by checking out these Marvel milestones!

To celebrate their 75th anniversary, Marvel Comics will release a 64-page epic pairing up legendary creators with equally legendary characters!

The MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL arrives this October, featuring new work from Stan Lee and Bruce Timm, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Len Wein and Paul Gulacy, James Robinson, Tom DeFalco, Stan Goldberg, Scott Hanna, and more. Since the contents of this anthology spectacular span the company's entire history, from the early days of CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS to modern masterpieces like ALIAS, we've put together a list of the five comics you should check out to prepare for this special Marvel experience.

You can't celebrate 75 years of Marvel without including work from Stan "The Man" Lee. The MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL will put a new twist on a little known Stan Lee classic, as the writer's first ever published work—a two-page text story from 1941 starring Captain America—will be turned into a full-blown comic book by critically acclaimed artist and storyteller Bruce Timm. You can read Lee's first Marvel work, "Captain America Foil's The Traitor's Revenge," in this highlighted issue!

The modern Marvel Universe kicked off in 1961 with the publication of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's FANTASTIC FOUR #1. This special will include a nod to that momentous moment with a story written by current FANTASTIC FOUR writer James Robinson. In it, Robinson will reveal just where a multitude of Marvel heroes were when the FF took their fateful flight into space!

The MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL will bring former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Len Wein back together with his most famous creation: the Wolverine! You can check out the clawed Canadian's debut appearance in INCREDIBLE HULK #181, wherein Wolvie goes head to head to head with the Hulk and the ferocious Wendigo.

The anniversary special will also reunite fan favorite creative teams to produce one more story with the characters they love. Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, the creative team behind ALIAS, will join forces again to give private investigator Jessica Jones an all-new case to solve. Bendis and Gaydos have revisited Jones a number of times over the years, most notably for this storyline in THE PULSE wherein Jessica gives birth!

The special's eye-catching cover not only depicts an iconic illustration of a bespectacled Peter Parker, but it also features panels showing dozens of Marvel characters and iconic Marvel moments. Artist Paolo Rivera has special ability to bring Marvel history to life, an ability that he first demonstrated in his painted work on the MYTHOS line of comics. Revisit Marvel's mot compelling origin story told through Rivera's illustrations in MYTHOS: SPIDER-MAN #1!

The MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL arrives this October!

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