Match.com is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year but that’s nothing in comparison to the Mighty Marvel Comics. Originally called Timely Comics, Marvel’s been leading the way in superhero comics for 75 years. And while the once bankrupt comic company is now pulling in billions from the silver screen, comic books are still near and dear to the company’s heart.
So to celebrate a near century of generating modern day mythology, Marvel Comics is asking fans to help them pick which stories to feature in a pretty awesome anniversary gift.
“Marvel’s 75th Anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to our creators and everyone behind the scenes,” says Marvel SVP of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “From day one, Marvel fans have been an integral and vocal part of making Marvel the company it is today and we want their help in celebrating. The 75th Anniversary Omnibus is the perfect way to celebrate with our marvelous fans. Email your picks for the best Marvel comics of all time to email@example.com – and see if yours makes it to print!
The first appearance of Captain America, the Death of Gwen Stacy, the coming of Galactus, Civil War and everything in between! From the first time four adventurers flew a fateful mission to outer space to the epic clash of Avengers vs. X-Men. Tell us what you think the best Marvel stories of all time are! Email your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org to help us decide which stories to print. It’s that simple! Pick your top 75 or just your number #1. Once the votes are in, we’ll choose the best ones to print in this enormous 1200 page book and we’ll release the top 75 as a special digital exclusive collection!” [Newsarama]
Their press release states that there’s no guarantee your picks will be chosen, but the chance of you helping to decide something this huge is impossible for any red-blooded comic fan to pass up, so get to emailing.