Marvel is celebrating its 80th anniversary on the airwaves. During its Saturday panel at D23 Expo 2019, Marvel announced plans with SiriusXM and Pandora to launch a new, exclusive, limited-time channel: Marvel’s 80th: The Road to Marvel Comics #1000. The channel launches Thursday, August 29 (just one day after Marvel Comics #1000 hits stores) on Pandora, SiriusXM Channel 4, and SiriusXM On Demand.

Marvel’s 80th: The Road to Marvel Comics #1000 will feature eight decades of music, pop culture, and the Marvel Universe, starting in 1939 with the debut of the Human Torch. Host Mike Rubens (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will guide listeners through each year as he ties each song to defining events in the Marvel U, as well as real-life history.

Marvel Comics #1000 goes through each year of Marvel’s history and embodies the spirit of the times, the culture, and our Super Heroes in a way fans have never seen before. Music has always been a crucial element to capturing that feeling,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski in a statement. “As we continue to tell our stories and celebrate our 80th anniversary, we couldn’t be more excited to launch these music platforms for fans to enjoy and take a trip through some of the biggest milestones of the Marvel Universe.”

For more, visit marvel.com/marvel80.

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  1. Sounds like a missed opportunity to me. Just songs with some commentary?

    This sounds like a great opportunity to bring in some of the old guys from 1960s and stuff. Bring on people like Al Bellman, or John Romita Sr. Larry Lieber is still around too!

    Bring in Roy Thomas or Walt/Louise Simonson. (I realize this is male-heavy, but we can’t change the past.)

    Hell, bring in Jack Kirby’s grandson, who does an awesome job of archiving and posting his work on the web.

    Doing it with just some music and some hosting stuff is honestly, really lame, and is once again showing us that this is more a cash grab for the #1000, than it is to honor any history around this medium and this company.

    Eat a sock, Marvel.

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