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Marvel Reveals Variant Covers For “Marvel Comics” #1000

Last year, both “Action Comics” and “Detective Comics” from DC Comics reached their milestone 1000th issue and to celebrate them had a wealth of variant covers for fans to scramble to collect. Clicking the highlighted text will bring those articles up in case you’re still hunting for a particular variant. Now its Marvel’s turn to celebrate as their milestone “Marvel Comics” #1000 will soon hit the stands and they’ve unveiled a crop of variant covers for the issue. As new reveals come to light I will add them into this same post, let’s go.

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The Press Release:
In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary this year, scores of comic creators – some Marvel icons, some first-timers – are assembling for an epic comic book story in honor of the very first issue of MARVEL COMICS. This August, get ready for MARVEL COMICS #1000, a massive collaborative effort that will see 80 different creative teams weave together one, expansive story. In honor of an 80-year legacy, we’re proud to present an incredible lineup of variants, all by an exceptional roster of artists, that exemplify the richness and scope of Marvel history. Collect these iconic covers soon!

MARVEL COMICS 1000 40’S VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS

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Comics Legend Steve Ditko Has Died (1927-2018)

Good morning my dear comic book aficiondos, it’s with great sadness that I am posting these words very early to your Internet streams but the industry has lost another great as the legendary Steve Ditko has passed away. Ditko was 90 years of age and it is believed to have been a heart attack. He was found unresponsive in his apartment several days ago but the news only began circulating last night. Ditko was the co-creator of the Amazing Spider-Man who first appeared in “Amazing Fantasy” #15 and Doctor Strange whose first appearance was in “Strange Tales” #110 Both characters began their eventually historic adventures back in 1963. Stan Lee was the other side of this co-creative coin in case you didn’t already know that. I’ve snagged the two incredible issues down below for you.

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“Amazing Fantasy” #15

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“Amazing Fantasy” #15 & Spider-Man Celebrate 50 Years (1962-2012)

Has it been fifty years already?

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Hey there my fine feathered comic book fans; so in answer to my own question up above, yes it is because believe it or not we are at the 50th Anniversary of the very first appearance of the one and only Amazing Spider-Man who began his adventures in “Amazing Fantasy” #15. The issue was actually the very last one for the title and Spider-Man would get his own book in the early months of 1963 and while I will do a posting about that when the time is right, I did want to raise a glass to toast such an anniversary for this fantastic super-hero. According to the Wikipedia page for the title, writer Stan Lee was given the go ahead to run the story about this unusual hero since the book was going to be cancelled anyway and it was felt that they would not lose anything by publishing it. Pretty funny to see how this idea actually panned out in the end. Spider-Man’s origin story did not run the full issue of the comic book but instead only a few pages and while its interior art was done by the great Steve Ditko, the cover was actually penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Ditko. For those who might be wondering, this first appearance is valued at around 1 million dollars in Near Mint condition. That is amazing without a doubt.
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