Should I bust out that walker, old man? Nah, I’m just kidding. You’ve only got 40 years, and 356 days on me. Congratulations. Regardless, why this is a special occasion for me is I’ve followed X-Men comics since literally 1986.
My first memory is an ad with Wolverine that had a banner over it saying “Serious?” and I thought that was the character’s name. Soon after, somehow, my parents bought me a poster of Wolverine slashing with blood streaked claws. To say this was inappropriate for a six year old to have is just putting it mildly. However, I’ve been hooked on Marvel, and especially X-Men comics, ever since.
(Insert Beatles music here) So today is your birthday, so happy birthday to you. In celebration Marvel is having parties everywhere. Here are some of the parties happening at participating Barnes and Nobles around the country:
SPECIAL GUESTS IRON MAN AND SPIDER-MAN
150 E 86TH Street
New York, NY
Fred Van Lente
SPECIAL GUEST WOLVERINE
2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
SPECIAL GUEST HULK
The Grove at Farmer’s Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
SPECIAL GUEST ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
Clackamas Towne Center
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Brian Michael Bendis
SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN AMERICA
2675 NE University Village Street
Seattle, WA 98105
I’ll be making it to the NYC party, because I really have no excuse, its about four blocks from my apartment.
Hey, readers: pipe up and let us know what are some of your first Marvel memories?