80th Anniversary: The 70s

Celebrating 80 years of Marvel! From legions of monsters, a Kung Fu craze, to a new class of X-Men and Heroes for Hire, sample the sensational stories of Marvel Comics in the 70s!

MARVEL COMICS: 1970-1979

Dracula, Lord of Vampires

The supernatural stalker takes flight! Everyman Frank Drake falls to financial ruin – thankfully, he’s just come into a Transylvanian castle with no strings attached.

Jack Kirby’s Eternals

The maestro’s imagination is in full force in this original series about a race of godlike beings. Ancient alien theorists will rejoice.

Werewolf by Night

Teenage Jack Russell inherits a lycanthropic curse on his 18th birthday. Read the origin of this primal man-monster and continue the thriller in Werewolf by Night (1972)!


Whatever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch! Scientist Ted Sallis transforms into an unthinking being of mud and muck in Man-Thing’s first appearance. Continue the Shambling One’s story in Man-Thing (1974)!

Luke Cage: Power Man

Wrongfully charged inmate Carl Lucas agrees to an experiment that leaves him with the strength of a tow truck and bulletproof skin. Now, vengeance is his for the death of his beloved Reva!

Ghost Rider

Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze resorts to bartering with Satan for the life of his mentor. Introducing the Spirit of Vengeance, hound of Hell and servant to Mephisto!


The half-human Vampire Slayer unleashes his rage for the first time against Count Dracula…er, Vlad, at a swanky soiree.

Frankenstein’s Monster

English literature’s most spine-tingling read gets the mighty Marvel treatment in this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!

Howard the Duck

A quack-tacular debut! While defending the Nexus of All Realities, Man-Thing witnesses a convergence of time and space that ushers in Howard, maladapted mallard and foul-mouthed fowl!


Fu Manchu’s ‘fallen’ son Shang-Chi learns the full extent of his father’s evil. Thus begins a quest to abandon his lineage – and restore honor as the Master of Kung Fu!

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu

Looking for a retro read you’ll totally dig? Try this black-and-white ongoing with all the cannon fists, Dragon stances, and questionable fashion choices from 70s Kung Fu movies!

70s Strange

Tapping into the psychedelic counterculture of its day, this Strange series is saturated with the trippy and cosmic. Here, the Doc falls into Agamotto’s Orb and meets a hookah-smoking caterpillar.

Iron Fist

Danny Rand’s first appearance! K'un-Lun’s Mystic One relives the trauma that led him on the path to becoming the Immortal Iron Fist! Read through #19 to meet Colleen Wing!

Introducing Wolverine

No one could have anticipated the meteoric success of the ‘short stack’ clawed Canadian that showed up at the end of this issue. Creator Len Wein presents the legendary Wolverine!

Next Gen X-Men

After the original team goes missing on Living Island Krakoa, Professor X travels the globe to recruit an international team for a recovery and rescue. The first appearances of Storm, Nightcrawler and Colossus!

Moon Knight

For three nights in a row, it’s Jack Russell vs. caped crusader Moon Knight! The avatar of Egyptian moon god Khonshu crashes onto the scene to collect a bounty against the Werewolf!

Peter Parker’s Spectacular Spider Run

Readers devoured this exceptional Spidey series featuring some of Peter Parker’s most memorable showdowns. See the Web-Slinger take on Count Dracula in #6!

Jack Kirby’s Black Panther

Kirby takes the helm as both writer and artist on Black Panther’s first solo venture! This series oozes with the creator’s signature ‘crackle’.

Heroes for Hire

Following their solo series, unlikely buds Iron Fist and Luke Cage take to the streets as the Heroes for Hire! And Daughters of the Dragon Misty Knight and Colleen Wing prove powerful allies!