This week, at the New York Comic-Con, Marvel will be celebrating Spider-Man’s big birthday.

“Spider-Man is one of the most popular and special characters in the world, so we wanted to make sure we celebrated his birthday in a big way ” said Dan Buckley, Publisher & President of the Print, Animation & Digital Divisions, Marvel Worldwide, Inc. “From working with the New York City Mayor’s Office for a very special announcement, to partnering with our friends at Hallmark Cards to make history, we’re ensuring that New York Comic Con is the place for fans of all ages to celebrate Spider-Man!”

The schedule of events include:

  • Friday, October 12 at 10:15AM at the Marvel Booth (#1838)
    Join Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso, NYC Commissioner of Media and Entertainment Katherine Oliver, Captain America, and Spider-Man himself to kick off the celebration. Don’t miss out on the big announcements and chance to be part of Marvel history!
  • Fans can sign a 6′ x 8′ Spider-Man Birthday Card as Marvel attempts to break the Guinness World Record for “Most Contributions to a Greeting Card.”

  • Saturday, October 13 Room 1E13 – Marvel Television Presents Panel
    Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, gives you the latest on season two of Ultimate Spider-Man, the hit animated series on Disney XD, along with an inside look at the anticipated new animated series, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.!
  • Sunday, October 14 Room 1E07 – Amazing Spider-Man & Beyond Panel
    Where the minds behind your Spider-Man comics come together to give you all the news about the wall-crawler. What’s next for Spider-Man? Find out here!
  • The cast of Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark will be in the IGN Theatre to talk with fans.
  • The IGN Theatre will also show episodes of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series.

That’s a lot of events for a character who is about to turn 50, hit issue #700, and move on to the Next Big Thing…or moves on to the Big Time… ah heck, MARVEL NOW!

via Marvel

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