Marvel and D23 today revealed an exclusive new MARVEL COMICS #1000 D23 Expo variant cover to honor the 80th Anniversary (on August 31) of the comic power house. The artwork features an adorable Mickey Mouse with a birthday cake alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The cover was drawn by legendary artist Humberto Ramos with colors by Edgar Delgado!

Marvel Comics 1000 D23 Variant-verticalBut if you’re attending the D23 Expo then you have more to celebrate!

This limited-edition variant cover will be given away at D23 Expo 2019 to attendees at the MARVEL COMICS: Marvel 80th Anniversary panel on Saturday, August 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT at Stage 28. During the panel, Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort will take fans through the amazing, incredible, and uncanny history of Marvel Comics, looking back at the history of the Marvel Universe and honoring the iconic characters and timeless stories that have inspired fans all around the world.

Here’s some details about the book and the 80th celebration…

MARVEL COMICS #1000—a massive, oversized, special edition book on sale August 28—will feature the greatest array of luminaries from both classic and current comic books (and beyond!), revealing a long-kept secret of the Marvel Universe and some startling discoveries along the way.

To celebrate the 80th birthday, participating comic shops will also be hosting Marvel birthday party events with a brand-new edition of the MARVEL UNIVERSE MAGAZINE available free to customers. This magazine will feature exclusive art and behind-the-scenes content for some of Marvel’s top comic releases in the fall.

See it for Yourself

D23 Expo 2019 takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 23-25, 2019. All admission tickets for the D23 Expo are SOLD OUT.

D23 Gold Members receive special perks throughout the event weekend plus special benefits throughout the year. If you already have D23 Expo tickets, you can still sign up to become a Gold Member to receive membership perks. To learn more, visit