Marvel asking fans to help pick the best comics of the past 75 years

Marvel has been cranking out funny books for the past 75 years, and they need your help to choose what makes the cut in the company’s super-sized anniversary edition.

The company is gearing up to make a 1,200-page omnibus that will include the cream of the crop when it comes to Marvel comics. To choose which stories will be included, the company is asking fans to email in their recommendations. If you have any ideas, drop 'em a line.

Here’s what Marvel's senior VP of sales and marketing David Gabriel had to say when announcing the initiative:

“Marvel’s 75th anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to our creators and everyone behind the scenes.” He added that, from the very beginning, fans have been “an integral and vocal part of making Marvel the company it is today.”

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, this isn’t the first time Marvel has pulled a crowdsourcing stunt. Back in 2001, the publisher held a poll asking fans to vote for their favorite Marvel stories to craft a four-volume series titled 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time.

Top stories at the time included Spidey’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15, along with Fantastic Four #1 and the Uncanny X-Men’s Phoenix Saga also getting a lot of love. It’ll be interesting to see if anything released in the past decade might give those classics a run for their money.

The Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus is slated for release this November. Along with the omnibus, the 75 most popular stories from reader recommendations will also be released as a digital exclusive collection.

But now the big question — which comics would you put on the list?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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