marvel 75th anniversary
Marvel it celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year, using Timely dating, and part of the celebration involves a 1200 pages omnibus collecting the best Marvel comics from those 75 years. and to chose at lease some of the contents, they are turning to YOU. You can send your choices for what should be in the book to [email protected], although there really should be a 100-page thread arguing about this on Reddit, if there isn’t already.

We want to hear from you, true believer! Tell us what you think are the best stories in Marvel Comics’ 75 years of history, and they’ll have the chance to be printed in this oversized, commemorative omnibus! From 1939’s Marvel Comics #1 to 2014’s All-New Marvel NOW!, we want the best of the best. The most iconic stories, the biggest moments and fan-favorites – we want it all!
“Marvel’s 75th Anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to our creators and everyone behind the scenes,” says Marvel SVP of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “From day one, Marvel fans have been an integral and vocal part of making Marvel the company it is today and we want their help in celebrating. The 75th Anniversary Omnibus is the perfect way to celebrate with our marvelous fans. Email your picks for the best Marvel comics of all time to [email protected] – and see if yours makes it to print!”
The first appearance of Captain America, the Death of Gwen Stacy, the coming of Galactus, Civil War and everything in between! From the first time four adventurers flew a fateful mission to outer space to the epic clash of Avengers vs. X-Men. Tell us what you think the best Marvel stories of all time are! Email your picks to [email protected] to help us decide which stories to print. It’s that simple! Pick your top 75 or just your number #1. Once the votes are in, we’ll choose the best ones to print in this enormous 1200 page book and we’ll release the top 75 as a special digital exclusive collection!

The book will come out in November.  


  1. I’d love to give my picks, but I’m afraid if I give my opinions to Marvel they would claim ownership and then turn them into movies that make people who’ve never read a comic millions of dollars.

  2. Every so often, I come across an issue from this series, iosued in 2001:

    Most of those picks have since been forgotten.
    (I wonder why Marvel hasn’t made a digital omnibus from these issues? Especially for the top 25 titles, which were all printed in paper editions.)

    Could I pick ten Marvel stories?
    Most of the historical stuff isn’t great comics, to me. First appearances, deaths, events… *YAWN* Gimmee good storytelling! Preferably done-in-one!

    “The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man” (Amazing Spider-Man #248)
    I (heart) Marvel: Web of Romance
    “No Time Like the Present! Or It Ain’t Funny How Time Slips Away!” (FF#352) (And 353 and 354)
    “And Now For Something Completely Different!” (Uncanny X-Men #153)
    “Pizza Is My Business” (Hawkeye #11)
    “”Bullseye: Perfect Game” (two issues, should have been an annual)
    “This Is a Plot?” (Fantastic Four Annual #5)
    “Improbable As It May Seem–The Impossible Man Is Back in Town!” (Fantastic Four #176)
    “With Great Power Comes Great Coincidence” (Deadpool #11 (1997))
    “A Day in the Life of Marvel Comics” (Marvel Age #35)

    And then there’s the series/runs discussion…
    One Month To Live
    Avengers Academy
    Damage Control
    Byrne’s Fantastic Four
    Simonson’s Fantastic Four
    Simonson’s Thor
    Claremont/Byrne X-Men
    Claremont/Davis Excalibur
    David Hulk
    Slott She-Hulk

  3. ASM #33 should definitely be in there. I’ve seen other good suggestions including FF #1, Simonson’s first issue of Thor, and the first Milligan/Allred issue of X-Force (the book that killed the Comic Code).

    The Night Gwen Stacy Died and the end of The Dark Phoenix Saga should probably go in there for historical context, even though I’m not a fan of either one. I guess there should probably be some McFarlane Spider-Man and Jim Lee X-Men too, if we’re going for stuff that had a major impact rather than stuff I personally like.

    It’s tempting to suggest a bunch of origin stories but I think it’s probably safe to stick with Spider-Man’s, Iron Man’s, and maybe the Hulk’s. I’d recommend putting in Avengers #2 rather than #1.

    I don’t know much about Golden Age Marvel but I think the fight between Namor and the Human Torch would be a good one to include, since it was the book that really got the “shared universe” ball rolling.

    There should probably be an issue of Marvels in there too. I’m going to say #3. That’s the Galactus one, right? The other issues would be good contenders too, though.

    Let’s say Ultimate Spider-Man #1 and Ultimates #1 too. And something from the Morrison/Quitely New X-Men. (The issue where Genosha gets wiped out is probably the big Statement of Purpose issue, though my favorites are the Quentin Quire and Magneto issues.)

    Definitely some Steranko Fury.

    How about an issue of the Ellis/Granov Iron Man? Given that it introduced the costume that would later be used in the movies.

    And if we could get some stuff in there that was Marvel-published but not Marvel-owned, I’d suggest some Star Wars, Conan, and Groo. But that’s pretty unlikely (except maybe Star Wars); if I’m throwing out pie in the sky wishful thinking I guess I can say ROM, too.

    Ooh, definitely needs some Howard the Duck.

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