Marvel Celebrates 80 Years at SM Supermalls
Fans honor 80 years of Super Heroes!
As we continue to celebrate 80 years of Marvel Super Heroes, we've been welcoming fans worldwide to join in on the festivities.
For the past 80 years, Marvel has told stories beyond imagination, pulling in comic book readers, moviegoers, gamers, television viewers, toy collectors, and many different forms of fandom into the fantastic realm of Super Heroes. From Marvel Comics #1’s first publication in 1939 to the release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame in 2019, this year marks a significant milestone for Marvel as it celebrates eight decades of epic storytelling.
With some of Marvel’s biggest fans in Southeast Asia, Marvel and SM celebrated this legacy nationwide through Marvel 80 Years at SM, bringing thrilling new activations for Filipino fans to share their passion for Marvel’s characters and stories. This collaboration looks back at 80 years of Marvel across comics, gaming, toys, apparel, footwear, accessories, and many other consumer products at different SM Supermalls.
An exhibit featured several Marvel Comics covers such as the first issues of Spider-Man, Captain America, The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and many more. Filipino talents who have contributed to the world of Marvel Comics were also recognized as part of the set up, including Whilce Portacio, Adrian Alphona, Mico Suayan, Kim Jacinto, Jay Anacleto, Tony De Zuniga, Elmo Bondoc, Kevin Librandia, Rico Rival, and Leinil Yu.
Marvel Games set up immersive booths that allowed gamers to step into new updates on MARVEL Future Fight, MARVEL Contest of Champions, MARVEL Strike Force, and MARVEL Puzzle Quest.
In addition to celebrating 80 years of Marvel, Southeast Asian Marvel fans were able to celebrate Marvel's new Filipina hero, Wave, and be among the first to see her in MARVEL Future Fight!
Danny Koo, senior producer for Marvel Games, was on hand at both celebrations at SM City North EDSA (see below), and was joined by Wave's co-creator Leinil Yu at SM Seaside City Cebu (see above), which is Wave's hometown.
For 80 years, Marvel has reflected the world outside your window – inspiring millions of fans with iconic characters and timeless stories that brought the Marvel Universe to the forefront of pop culture today. Celebrate Marvel’s historic 80th Anniversary all year long with your favorite Marvel comics, games, shows, collectibles, fashion, and more!
Visit marvel.com/marvel80 or follow #Marvel80 for more information.
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