Marvel Comics #1000 is an awkward blend of event set-up and anniversary tribute

Marvel has never been a company to pass up a trend. DC has seen considerable success with Action Comics #1000 and Detectice Comics #1000, and Marvel wants a piece of that pie despite not having any books that have run for 1000 issues. Enter: Marvel Comics #1000 (Marvel), celebrating the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics with a book that would have maybe been the thousandth issue of Marvel Comics if it ran monthly for 80 years with a couple years of accelerated shipping. But it didn’t. It ran for 92 issues and ended in 1942, so the book lacks the triumph of Action Comics and Detective Comics #1000, two titles that endured for decades.

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