While the Marvel banner hasn’t been around for 70 years (Marvel proper began in 1961, but Timely Publications goes all the way back to 1939), Marvel will host a 70th Anniversary celebration at comic book stores across the nation on August 11, 2009.  Sounds like a good time, until the announcement that Marvel was sending creators and Marvel characters not to the LCS, but to Barnes & Noble book stores.  That’s sure to cause some controversy among all the fun.

The complete list of participating stores can be found here, while the Barnes & Noble breakdown is after the jump.

NYC
SPECIAL GUESTS IRON MAN AND SPIDER-MAN
150 E 86TH Street
New York, NY
Joe Quesada
Chris Claremont
Greg Pak
Klaus Janson
Fred Van Lente

ATLANTA
SPECIAL GUEST WOLVERINE
2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Daniel Way
Paul Jenkins
Mark Bagley

LA
SPECIAL GUEST HULK
The Grove at Farmer’s Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Jeph Loeb
Craig Kyle
Chris Yost
Mark Waid

PORTLAND
SPECIAL GUEST ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
Clackamas Towne Center Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Brian Michael Bendis
Jeff Parker
Rick Remender

SEATTLE
SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN AMERICA
2675 NE University Village Street.
Seattle, WA 98105
Ed Brubaker
Clayton Crain

via Marvel

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6 Comments

  1. A shop in my area is there but not my shop.

    I know the guy who owns the shop listed tho.

    WTF are they going to do tho? I really dont need an excuse to hang out at my LCS. i think a group of M:TG or D&D players could get me there just as easily if i had time to go at all

  2. Hmmm…The Source in Eagan, MN sure isn’t local, but at least I’ve been there a couple of times. I’m just not sure what I’d be driving 45 miles to see…

  3. Thanks Marvel! If you really wanted to give us something good why not sent them to Mississippi, Kansas, Ohio, New Mexico…anywhere but the unusual, somewhere that people don’t get to see these things. I get it everywhere the b and n list is, is that the creators hometown but seriously come on.

  4. Kurt Fenreer on

    Heh. None of the shops in my area are on the list.

    Oregon, Washington, and California? I need to get my eyes checked. I thought the Northeast and Midwest were traditionally the strongest regions for Marvel sales.

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