New York, NY— April 19, 2023 — On August 31, Marvel celebrates 84 years of stories and characters that have shaped pop culture as we know it. To mark the occasion, Marvel will be releasing MARVEL AGE #1000, a massive commemorative issue that includes contributions from some of the most storied creators in Marvel history, as well as a few surprises!
Marvel’s big day honors the release of MARVEL COMICS #1, the one that started it all! The groundbreaking issue opened the doors to the Marvel Universe for the first time ever, creating a tapestry of Super Heroes and stories that have gone on inspire generations of fans around the world. The stories featured in MARVEL AGE #1000 will be a grand tour of the Marvel mythos with stories that explore the classic days of Marvel in exciting new depth!
· J. Michael Straczynski and Kaare Andrews create the Marvel Universe in a backyard!
· Dan Slott and Michael Allred depict a crucial turning point for Captain Marvel!
· Rainbow Rowell and Marguerite Sauvage explore the blossoming relationship between Cyclops and Jean Grey!
· The original Human Torch finds his purpose thanks to Mark Waid and Alessandro Cappuccio!
· The Silver Surfer confronts Mephisto under the guidance of Steve McNiven!
· Jason Aaron and Pepe Larraz detail Thor’s impact on a mortal life!
· Ryan Stegman explores the support network of Spider-Man’s friends and family!
· Armando Iannucci and Adam Kubert pit Daredevil up against a very human problem!
· And more!
In addition, MARVEL AGE #1000 will bring back a classic and beloved Marvel Comics tradition: The Marvel Comics Value Stamp! Who or what will the ultimate Marvel Value Stamp, #1000, feature?
Check out Gary Frank’s awe-inspiring cover below and stay tuned for more details about MARVEL AGE #1000 in the months ahead! For more information, visit Marvel.com.