Ah, the 1980s. A great decade for comics? Or the greatest decade? U-Decide!
Either way, in April, Marvel’s 80th-anniversary Decades celebration reaches the 80s, featuring some of the best comics stories every told by Chris Claremont, Chris Claremont, Chris Claremont, and a bunch of others too. See James Rhodes don the Iron Man armor in Iron Man #170, Mariko dump Wolverine on their wedding day in Uncanny X-Men #173, She-Hulk join the Fantastic Four in Fantastic Four #265, Spider-Man marry Mary Jane in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 and don the black suit on Earth after Secret Wars in Amazing Spider-Man #252, the Hulk turn grey again in Incredible Hulk #324, Loki act like a hero in Thor #378 (an X-Factor crossover), John Walker become Captain America in Captain America #333, and Warren Worthington become Archangel in X-Factor #24.
Okay, so maybe we just spoiled it all for you. But still, lots of great stories in a nice hardcover collection.
Check out the solicit below, and view Marvel’s full April solicitations here.
DECADES: MARVEL IN THE ’80S – AWESOME EVOLUTIONS TPB
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL, CHRIS CLAREMONT, JOHN BYRNE, ROGER STERN, TOM DEFALCO, AL MILGROM,
WALTER SIMONSON, MARK GRUENWALD, JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE & LOUISE SIMONSON
Penciled by LUKE MCDONNELL, PAUL SMITH, JOHN BYRNE, RON FRENZ, AL MILGROM, SAL BUSCEMA,
TOM MORGAN, PAUL RYAN & WALTER SIMONSON
Cover by TOM MORGAN
Celebrate 80 years of Marvel Comics, decade by decade — and witness major shakeups for iconic heroes in the Awesome Eighties! A new generation of creators crafting character-defining runs changed everything, with new faces donning Iron Man’s armor and slinging Captain America’s shield! Bold makeovers were everywhere — including Spider-Man’s black costume, Storm’s mohawk, Thor’s battle armor, the Hulk’s return to gray, and the transformation of original X-Man Angel into Apocalypse’s metal-winged Horseman of Death! The sensational She-Hulk joined the Fantastic Four, and Peter Parker faced the biggest life-altering event of all: marriage to Mary Jane Watson! Collecting IRON MAN (1968) #170, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #173, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #265, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #252 and ANNUAL #21, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #324, THOR (1966) #378, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #333 and X-FACTOR (1986) #24.
240 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99