2014 Vintage Marvel Comics Calendar
- Collector's Fifth Edition
- 12 frame-ready 11"x14" reproductions of classic Marvel Comics covers
- Large format 11"x15" wire-o calendar opens to 11"x30"
- Printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks
- Each month's image perforated for easy framing
- ISBN: 9781603688079
- UPC: 724638058706
From the back cover: “Team players: that’s what makes the Marvel heroes the best at what they do. They don’t just flash their Avengers, Defenders, X-Men, or Fantastic Four membership cards for perks. Even solo super-types that usually contain their crusading to the New York streets are always ready to pitch in when their amazing assistance is needed. The Marvel heroes are one big extended family; they may have their disagreements, but when innocents are threatened on the local, global, or universal level, the Marvel heroes will be there in all their multi-colored glory to wage a never-ending battle against villainy … together.” —Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg
Celebrate over seventy years of pulse-pounding action with this collection of twelve classic covers from the mighty Marvel Age of Comics, printed on FSC-certified paper with soy-based inks. This unique, eco-friendly edition includes images that are perforated to fit an 11"x14" frame. It's a wire-bound collection of archival-quality prints, cleverly disguised as a calendar. "Excelsior!" This is a true 12-month calendar.
About the Images
The images featured in this calendar are archival-quality reproductions of the covers of vintage Marvel Comic books. In some cases the images have been digitally repaired and restored where creases, tears, marks, or other damage would have otherwise distracted from the appreciation of the artwork as it appeared at that time. Some images have been cropped and/or resized to fit this format.
This calendar is part of a collector's series featuring archival-quality reproductions of twelve different vintage Marvel Comic covers each year.
This is an officially licensed product.
||The X-Men #28 |
"The Wail of the Banshee!"
Cover Art: Werner Roth, John Tartaglione, Sam Rosen, Art Simek
While the X-Men are welcoming Mimic into their ranks, the sonic-powered Banshee makes himself known via a glass-shattering art heist. His colleague, the Ogre, is focused on assaulting the X-Mansion and kidnapping Professor X, but the blasé Banshee draws attention with petty thefts like paintings and pipe tobacco. When the two rogue mutants finally attack the X-Men, their plan to nab Xavier is thwarted and the Banshee reveals that it was all the brainchild of Factor Three, an organization dedicated to dominating Earth!
|Tales Of Suspense #74|
"If This Guilt Be Mine! / The Final Sleep"
Cover Art: Jack Kirby
It’s Pepper Potts to the rescue when Iron Man needs recharging after a devastating encounter with the Black Knight. Attempting to heal Happy Hogan with an Enervation Intensifier, Stark manages to metamorphose his friend into a nightmarish “Freak.” Why does that always happen? Meanwhile, Captain America has enlisted NATO’s aid in fighting the Nazi Sleeper robots, now joined together into a chilling apparition of the
Red Skull’s face and programmed to destroy the entire planet! Can Cap sabotage
this doomsday machine in time?
||The Mighty Thor #151 |
"To Rise Again! / Inhuman at Large"
Cover Art: Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta
A powerless Thor is doing his best in his mortal state to defeat the armored automaton known as the Destroyer, but he doesn’t know it contains his lover Sif’s soul! Fortunately, Thor’s dad Odin is watching and restores his son’s godly powers in the nick of time,
but that just means Sif may be doomed to die by Thor’s hand … or hammer! In a
back-up adventure, Triton the Inhuman has to escape a film crew that captures him
for a trip to New York.
||Amazing Spider-Man #14 |
"The Speedster and the Spider"
Cover Art:John Romita
In the middle of a long-running saga about a sought-after tablet, Quicksilver arrives in New York hoping to ingratiate himself with the currently absent Avengers by bringing the fugitive wall-crawler to justice. While the mutant’s speed initially overwhelms Spidey, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger regains the upper hand via his spider-sense and by using his opponent’s own ego against him. The authorities try to arrest the super-powered combatants, but Spider-Man saves Quicksilver from police custody and makes a new friend in the process.
||Daredevil #27 |
"Mike Murdock Must Die!"
Cover Art: Gene Colan
In this star-studded issue, Spider-Man joins ol’ Horn Head in a fight against the united might of the Masked Marauder and Stilt-Man. The masked mastermind thinks he knows the true identity of Daredevil – Matt Murdock’s fictional swingin’ twin, Mike – and he’s determined to track him down. Everyone close to Matt is in danger, but another shocking reveal adds to a final showdown in a force-field encased helicopter that puts pain to the Marauder while the webbed one helps take out the towering Stilt-Man.
||Captain Marvel #14 |
"When a Galaxy Beckons …
The Wonder of the Watcher"
Cover Art: Frank Springer, Vince Colletta, John Romita
Earth authorities have Mar-Vell trapped, but it gets much worse when the Puppet Master takes control of Iron Man and sends him to attack the Kree hero. The fight triggers a heart attack for poor Tony Stark! This enrages a confused Puppet Master as he loses control of the armored Avenger, which causes the villain to make a near-fatal blunder. Captain Marvel teleports away but quickly runs afoul of the deceitful Zo, who wants Mar-Vell to obey him and fulfill a dastardly plan.
||Tales of Suspense #67 |
"Where Walks the Villains!
Lest Tyranny Triumph!
Cover Art: Jack Kirby, Mike Esposito
Iron Man’s glove repulsors debut as Count Nefaria, now called the Dream Master,
conjures a phalanx of foes like the Unicorn, the Crimson Dynamo, and the Melter to attack Shell-Head in his dreams while he’s trying to retrieve Happy Hogan from an Irish sojourn. Meanwhile, Bucky has to rescue a brainwashed Captain America, who has been transformed by the Red Skull into a Nazi agent. London is under attack and Cap is supposed to assassinate the Allied commander … but will he do it?
||The Incredible Hulk #118 |
"A Clash of Titans"
Cover Art: Herb Trimpe
Drifting at sea, Bruce Banner is brought to the undersea kingdom of Atlantis by
Lady Dorma only to become a pawn in a deadly game arranged by Dorma’s rival,
Mistress Fara. When Dorma’s true love – Namor, the Sub-Mariner – finds her with
Banner, the scientist with anger issues has another reason to be glad for stretchy purple pants. The battle between the jade giant and the fishy monarch conveniently dooms Fara before Banner is sent back to the surface to await further adventures.
||Silver Surfer #1 |
"Origin of the Silver Surfer!
The Wonder of the Watcher"
Cover Art: John Buscema, Joe Sinnott
The star-faring former herald of planet-eater Galactus gets his own series as he saves
the life of astronaut John Jameson, thinks back on run-ins with a green goliath known
as the Hulk and a green-cloaked despot dubbed Doctor Doom, and ruminates on his carefree days as Norrin Radd on the planet Zenn-La. The nigh-omnipotent Watcher Uatu and his father Ikor appear in a back-up feature that reveals the tragic reason the Watchers pledged never to interfere in the affairs of other races.
||Amazing Spider-Man #23|
"The Goblin and the Gangsters"
Cover Art: Steve Ditko
The Green Goblin tries to consolidate his criminal control of New York City by leaking the financial misdeeds of local mobster Lucky Lobo to the Daily Bugle. He even manages to maneuver his own foe, the web-slinger himself, into fighting Lobo and helping the Goblin to take out the competition, but the nefarious plan goes awry. The gliding gargoyle is forced to flee to fight another day when Spidey battles him to a standstill and Lobo’s
entire gang is taken into custody.
||Iron-Man #1 |
"Alone Against A.I.M.!"
Cover Art: Gene Colan, Whilce Portacio
After years of sharing space with Captain America in the anthology series,
Tales of Suspense, Tony Stark’s metallic alter ego finally gets his own title after a
one-shot shared with Namor called, Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1. In his premiere
issue, Iron Man struggles against duplicates of his own armor constructed by the alarming army known as A.I.M. while Jasper Sitwell meets Whitney Frost, the secret leader of the Maggia criminal organization. And yes, Shell-Head’s solo debut ends with a bang!
||Fantastic Four #27 |
"The Search for Sub-Mariner!"
Cover Art: Jack Kirby
In his first crossover appearance, Dr. Strange is asked by Ben and Johnny to help them
and a distraught Reed in the search for Sue, who has been kidnapped by Namor after
the Atlantean offered to treat her better than the aloof Richards. A raid on Namor’s underwater palace follows, with Strange magically monitoring the battle and rescuing
the Fantastic Four from worsening odds. Sue is less than grateful and brushes off her stretchy beau; life at the Baxter Building is never dull.
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