During the New York Comic Con, Marvel Comics invited attendees to sign a giant birthday card to celebrate Spider-Man’s 50 years in comics.  The stunt paid off in a big way, landing the company, the character, and everyone who signed the card in the Guinness World Records book.

2,707 people signed the 8′ x 6′ greeting card created by Hallmark Cards during the convention, which topped the previous record held by The Closer.

”There was never any doubt in our mind that Marvel’s devoted fans would ensure that Spider-Man’s birthday was anything short of historic!” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “It was a pleasure to work with our friends at Guinness to break this record and create a truly unique event in the entertainment world.”

Marvel goes down in the record books for “Most Contributions to a Greeting Card.”

via Marvel


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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. GeorgeDubya
    October 19, 2012 at 10:48 am — Reply

    And this is why I have to shake my head at the people over at Guiness. This is a pointless record. Felix Baumgartner’s 24 mile jump was a notable record (a crazy one), but the things like this or “Most Eggs Crushed with Head in One Minute” (yeah, that’s a record) seem like silly things to keep track of.

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