In this comic book cover image released by Marvel Comics, "Avenging Spider-Man #1," is shown. Marvel Comics will sell nearly all of its comics digitally the same day theyre out in print, shoring up a growing platform for readers who want their superheroes on the go. The publisher said Friday it aims to have nearly all of its titles available for download by April 2012. (AP Photo/Marvel Comics)
“A blaze of blue. A crash of crimson. A gleam of gold. The heroes of Marvel Comics bounded and flew and swung into our minds and hearts from richly-colored covers under proudly emblazoned titles that hinted at unparalleled excitement: Fantastic. Amazing. Invincible. Incredible. For seventy years, Marvel has thrilled readers with some of the most original heroes and villains ever created for comics.”
Celebrate seventy years of pulse-pounding action with this series of eco-friendly calendars and stationery featuring classic covers from the mighty Marvel Age of Comics! All artwork has been carefully reproduced on heavy, archival-quality 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks. The calendar series includes images that are perforated to fit an 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, disguised as a calendar. "Excelsior!"
It must be noted that the Marvel Comics empire was predominantly built upon the work of two men, both of Jewish ancestry — writer (Stanley Martin Leiber) and artist (Jacob Kurtzberg). Of course, other writers and artists, including later younger ones who rose in rank to editor, were important, and many of these were Gentiles. However, it was Lee and Kirby who laid the groundwork for all that followed, and who set Marvel down the particular ideological paths outlined here, emphasizing racial tolerance, opposition to bigotry, and a wholly aracial form of American constitutional patriotism.