This August marks 84 years since the release of Marvel Comics #1, and Marvel, never one to pass up an anniversary celebration, is marking the occasion with an all-new anthology one-shot. Marvel Age #1000 will feature stories from across the Marvel Universe, from some of the biggest names in Marvel Comics history.

Cover by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson

Here’s how Marvel describes Marvel Age #1000, along with the list of creators currently announced for the issue:

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?

The new one-shot takes its name from the original Marvel Age, a promotional series that Marvel published for 140 issues beginning in 1983. The final issue of that monthly series released in September 1994; had it continued, August 2023 would bring the series up to issue #487. So slightly less impressive than #1000 I suppose.

Marvel Age #1000 follows in the footsteps of other anniversary issues from Marvel, most notably 2018’s Marvel Comics #1000 (and subsequent #1001, because why not) and last year’s Amazing Fantasy #1000.

Look for Marvel Age #1000 to arrive in stores on Wednesday, August 31st.