Greetings fangirls, fanboys and those of casual interest. This weekend Sci Fi convention season kicks off with Toronto ComiCon, running this Friday through Sunday at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Three days of costumes, swag, celebrities, shopping, gaming and various other pursuits of a geekly nature. Those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the wonderful world of conventions should take a look at one of my previous posts that give all the ins and outs of a sci fi con experience. Then check out ComicCon’s site and see what’s going on this weekend. Resistance is futile (Star Trek reference!)
So in honor of the occassion, let me throw down a major milestone in the comic book world that we’ll be celebrating in 2014. Marvel Comics is turning 75.
Yep, the House of Ideas, who’s brought you iconic characters (and some not so iconic; X-Treme, you perfect symbol of ’90s excess, I’m looking at you!), countless comic books, tv shows, movies (don’t get me started on my love for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or as I’ve been calling it since my last post, the MCU. It’ll catch on!), animated shows and just…so much more is celebrating it’s Diamond Anniversary this year. More exciting stuff to come about this, I’m sure, but let’s all take a moment to wrap our heads around the idea of a brand that started wtih something as low-brow as “Hulk SMASH!” has survived for nearly a century. Mind goes BOOM!
And what will Marvel Comics get up to next? Here’s to another 75 years and beyond. As the great Stan Lee would say; Excelsior!