Every year at the San Diego Comic Con there has been cause to celebrate something within the comic/pop culture industry. Whether it was Batman’s and Superman’s 75th anniversary or Star Wars’ 30th anniversary this year will not be any different.
At this years San Diego Comic Con within the pages of the Comic-Con International 2015 Souvenir Book we will have a look at the following:
75th Anniversary of Will Eisner’s The Spirit- Will Eisner created the The Spirit in 1940. For twelve years, the original adventures of masked crime fighter Denny Colt appeared in newspapers and comic books across the United States.
75th Anniversary of Robin, The Joker, and Cat woman-
75th Anniversary of Shazam!, the Original Captain Marvel- is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word “Shazam”, can transform himself into a costumed adult with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight, and other abilities. His name is an acronym of the six figures from whom his magical powers derive: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury.
75th Anniversary of the First DC Comics Heroes-The Justice Society of America is the original DC Universe super-hero team, premiering during the Golden Age and fighting during World War II as part of the All-Star Squadron. Their founding members were the Atom, Doctor Fate, the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Hourman,Sandman and the Spectre.
50th Anniversary of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.-Created by writer/artist Jack Kirby and writer Stan Lee, Fury first appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May 1963), a World War II combat series that portrayed the cigar-chomping Fury as leader of an elite U.S. Army unit. A popular character over a number of decades
50th Anniversary of The Inhumans-The Inhumans first appeared in Fantastic Four #45 (December 1965), though members Medusa and Gorgon appeared in earlier issues of that series (#36 and #44, respectively). Their home, the city of Attilan, was first mentioned years earlier, in a Tuk the Caveboy story written and drawn by Jack Kirby that appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941).
But lets not forget other properties that are also having an anniversary:
75th Anniversary of The Flash-The Flash first appeared in the Golden Age Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940), from All-American Publications, one of three companies that would eventually merge to form DC Comics. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, this Flash was Jay Garrick, a college student who gained his speed through the inhalation of hard water vapors. When re-introduced in the 1960s Garrick’s origin was modified slightly, gaining his powers through exposure to heavy water.
25th Anniversary of Valiant Comics- is an American company that publishes comic books based on the Valiant Universe of characters. The company was founded in 1989 by former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter and former Marvel Comics writer/editor Bob Layton.
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