The Marvel 85th Anniversary Wraparound Variant Cover features a collection of Marvel Variants. The cover reads: “MARVEL 85th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL,” and “CELEBRATING MARVEL.”

Marvel Comics Tribute to 85 Years of Super Hero Stories

By Cecilia Sarantopoulos

Marvel Comics commemorates 85 legendary years with a special comic-book release on August 28. The Marvel 85th Anniversary Special showcases captivating covers by Kaare Andrews for the Marvel 85th Anniversary Main Cover and Luciano Vecchio for the Marvel 85th Anniversary Wraparound Variant Cover.

The Marvel 85th Anniversary Main Cover features Wolverine, Captain Britain, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Ms. Marvel, and Nightcrawler. The cover reads: “MARVEL 85th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL,” and “CELEBRATING MARVEL.”

Featuring a diverse array of writers including Ryan North, Alan Davis, Christopher Priest, Iman Vellani, Sabir Pirzada, Steve Skroce, and more, alongside artwork by Alan Davis, Steve Skroce, Josh Cassara, Stephen Byrne, Yuji Kaku and Carlo Pagulayan, this issue delves into the history of Marvel stories.

Set in the distant future of 85th century, the comic takes readers on a cosmic journey, exploring relics of Marvel’s past—from the Contest of Champions to Ms. Marvel’s triumphs.  The 72-page comic book one-shot promises a captivating read for fans.