Party (and schedule appointments) like you're Stan Lee and it's 1975
January 3, 2014 5:47 AM   Subscribe

If you haven't hung your calendars for 2014 yet, why not take advantage of repeating dates and use the 1975 Mighty Marvel Calendar -- featuring important milestones like Sal Buscema's birthday, the exact moment fans started protesting Dr. Strange's first costume change, and all the Doctor Doom appearances a mortal mind can handle?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish (34 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

I will say that using these as desktop wallpapers, although gorgeous, will make your eyes hurt after a few minutes.


dammit, Spiderman.
posted by Katemonkey at 6:11 AM on January 3

Also, if you keep on looking at the faces on the calendar, you start to slowly go mad.
posted by Katemonkey at 6:16 AM on January 3 [4 favorites]

Or, you turn into a supervillian
posted by clvrmnky at 6:18 AM on January 3

I never knew that about repeating calendars!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 6:20 AM on January 3

Nothing on my birthday! Bummer. Although it could have been worse, I could have got Rick Jones.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:24 AM on January 3

Oh. My. God. I owned this, but the memory was stolen by Magneto or something.... you have restored my memory!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:25 AM on January 3 [2 favorites]

Um, sorry, I would, but I got this totally sweet 1986 Boris Vallejo calendar hanging right now, and there's no room for anything but man chunks, smooth ladies, and rad dragon things.
posted by redsparkler at 6:45 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]

Those teeth! THOSE TEETH!
posted by happyroach at 6:56 AM on January 3

My birthday has Son of Satan on it.

posted by Harvey Jerkwater at 6:57 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]

Calendar hoarders everywhere can rejoice.
posted by emjaybee at 7:02 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]

Looking at December, I'm a little disappointed to see that my birthday's set aside for a Rick Jones replacement... but that disappointment is more than offset by the thing earlier in the month where they say that General Thunderbolt Ross' favorite photo is of a mushroom cloud.
posted by COBRA! at 7:09 AM on January 3

See, kids? The X-Men weren't always popular! Why, there's nary a Wolverine in sight!
posted by entropicamericana at 7:14 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]

I share my birthday with BIG JOHN BUSCEMA, I hadn't heard of him but he had quite a long career at Marvel.
posted by Harpocrates at 7:15 AM on January 3

See, kids? The X-Men weren't always popular! Why, there's nary a Wolverine in sight!

One of my favorite things about this is that Luke Cage gets a month to himself but there's not a mention of mutants. Bronze Age!
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 7:34 AM on January 3 [2 favorites]

the repeating dates link is great for knowing which year i should save my 2013 Hark a Vagrant Calendar for (2019) but apropo of the FPP link to the 1975 calendar, is there an easy way to work backwards?
posted by rebent at 7:39 AM on January 3

also: Where can i buy one of these for my dad?
posted by rebent at 7:45 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]

"Diamond Back - He rattles then he strikes!" Birthday. Cool! THANX!
posted by xtian at 7:50 AM on January 3

If anyone can explain November 12 to me I will be very grateful.
posted by Shepherd at 7:56 AM on January 3

Meet Ivan Petrovitch, a friend and guardian of the Black Widow and chauffeur for her and Daredevil when they were an item.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:00 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]

Wikipedia says:

"Ivan the Terrible (comics), the powerful Pakhan of the Russian mafia in Marvel Comics"

EDIT: Curse you, Holy Zarquon!
posted by magstheaxe at 8:01 AM on January 3

Ooh! The Hulk and I share a bday.

posted by sio42 at 8:08 AM on January 3


I was born in 1974, you know.
posted by Artw at 8:25 AM on January 3

A reminder of how gorgeous and out-of-time BWS's Conan work was. The etheral strangeness of it sublimated out of its cheaply printed pages to alter and warp those who read it, ultimately destroying them. No, srsly.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:52 AM on January 3 [2 favorites]

All the comic fans in my building will be receiving a nice wirebound copy of this. With a note pointing out not to use it for booking Easter holidays
posted by gnuhavenpier at 8:56 AM on January 3

For comparison, two more scans: February 1980 and May 1985.

rebent: also: Where can i buy one of these for my dad?

Well, here's a tribute/revival of the 1970s format/theme for 2013, and you could possibly talk to the artist about getting a print of it.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:04 AM on January 3

I was born in 1974, you know.

1975. Never let me type anything before coffee.
posted by Artw at 10:23 AM on January 3 [1 favorite]

Perhaps you'd rather a 1986 Release Mandela Campaign calendar? It's also currently accurate.
posted by facesonflags at 10:22 PM on January 3

Yes, I do remember Xemnu The Living Titan (February 3), Yandroth damnit. Why do people keep asking me that?
posted by Mezentian at 11:55 PM on January 3

Also from February:
Doctor Strange tries on his new costume: Feb 27
Fans complain about Doctor Strange's new costume: Feb 28.

Nothing much changes, does it?

Of course in those days you'd have to take ink to paper, and mail off your nerd rage.
posted by Mezentian at 12:00 AM on January 4

"CHAINS, once a symbol of SLAVERY now a symbol of POWER, MAN!"

So that's okay then.
posted by GameDesignerBen at 7:57 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]

Don't fuck with Luke Cage, man. Also if you owe him money, pay up.
posted by Artw at 9:26 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]

Doom is not a deadbeat.
posted by Mezentian at 10:57 PM on January 11 [2 favorites]

Not if he knows what's good for him.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 5:53 AM on January 12 [2 favorites]

For those not in the know...

(no attempt should be made to take inflation into account for proper enjoyment of this story)
posted by Artw at 10:57 AM on January 12

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