MISSING MARVEL…  A Letter From Our Publisher

Dear Mighty Marvel Fans,

Thank you so much for you patronage over the years!  Unfortunately it’s true, there is no Marvel 2018 calendar in our line-up this year.  Due to changes in Disney’s licensing program, we were not able to continue this passion project. We are always hopeful that things will change and we’ll have another opportunity to travel back to the Marvel Age of Comics together with you.

We are as disappointed as you are—possibly even more so—the Marvel products represented countless hours obsessing over details that were true labors of love, and that we didn’t really publicize. First and foremost, it was all about the images, and to that end, we went to great lengths to source and restore our own cover art.

Within each Marvel calendar, we included a ‘secret bonus 13th cover’ on the inside of every year’s edition, without promoting or otherwise advertising that anywhere. The only way you knew about that bonus cover is if you bought the calendar. In recent years, we included the splash pages from inside each featured month’s comic book, lightly ghosted on the date grid pages. (We do this with the DC calendars as well, by the way, and those splash pages from the Golden Age are not easy to come by!)

You can still purchase our Vintage Marvel posters and journal books while they last, and see all of the new 2018 titles we have. I hope you will visit us again and I hope we can tempt you with some other vintage goodies like our expanded line of DC Comics calendars.

Thank you again for your support!  I sincerely wish I had better news.

Excelsior!

Pete Shin
Publisher
Asgard Press

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10 thoughts on “Missing MARVEL: A Letter From Our Publisher”

  1. should the vintage marvel calendars become available again i would very much appreciate being notified.
    respectfully,
    m. howell

  2. For the last several years I have proudly displayed your Marvel calendars. Sadly, I guess I will have to move on to DC until Disney comes to its right mind and loosens their restrictions on their Marvel merchandise.

    Christina Haley

  3. Your Marvel and DC calendars are my *absolute* favorites each year; and this makes me very very sad. I sincerely hope you folks manage to get the Marvel license back at some point. I also wanted to ask; why the extreme change in size this year? I was SO disappointed to get my two DC calendars and see how terribly small they were. I didn’t see anything noted on the site in the change in format.

    Thanks.

    1. Thanks for your feedback and we certainly remain optimistic about Marvel in the future. In regard to your comment on the sizing, please understand that we did not make this decision to redesign the format lightly. This was a result of several months of prototyping and just trying out different sizes. We feel like the new size strikes a great balance between still providing a much larger grid page than the average calendar, and a larger image, believe it or not, then the typical 12 inch calendar. I ask that you give this new size a few weeks and see if it grows on you. You can hang it up on the wall, and I bet you will end up liking it a lot. If, after a few weeks, you’re still not happy, we’ll be happy to refund your money in its entirety.

      A few other things to note is that we have used the same great materials, the same thick, luxurious paper, and the grid page spaces have only decreased by a fraction of an inch. If you compare it to the larger previous calendars, you’ll see what I mean. Also the price of the calendar did come down from $21.95 to $18.95. We do have
      the following statement posted on our website on the Calendar Shopping page: ATTENTION LOYAL CALENDAR CUSTOMERS! We’ve got a brand new format! Our new re-designed 2018 calendar layout is 9 inches by 13 inches and opens to 9 by 26 inches. Although it is a little bit smaller, this fresh new design has almost the same amount of grid space for writing important dates and family holidays as our older 11 by 15 inch calendar. There is less than 1/4 inch difference between the two calendar grid sizes. And of course you’ll be able to separate, accentuate, and decorate as all 12 months come perforated and frame-ready (each image fits a standard 9 X 12 frame)! The new calendars are also three dollars less than in the past, retailing for $18.95 as compared to $21.95. Still a great value! Please email andy@asgardpress.cvom with any other questions and thanks for your support! – Andy

  4. Extremely disappointing. This calendar has been a centerpiece of my office décor for years. Shame on Marvel/Disney for rescinding this license.

    1. Hi Craig and thanks for your support and feedback. The issue is a bit more complicated than it appears on the surface and there really is no bad guy here. We remain optimistic that we will return with Marvel in the future so keep the faith! – Andy, Team Asgard.

  5. This makes me so sad to hear. Every month I would change all of the art and comics on display in my office to match each month of your calendar. I always look forward to which covers that you choose for your Marvel calendar and look forward to planning out the next months office display. I just don’t have the same love for DC since I have never collected anything from them. If you need me to write a letter to Marvel, I will. We all need this Calendar back in our lives.

    1. Hi Pete and we sincerely appreciate your support and heartfelt comments. Should we need your assistance we will surely reach out to you. Again, thanks for your kind wordsd and have a Happy Holiday season!

      Best –

      Andy, Team Asgard Press.

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