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Marvel Comic-Con: Inside Marvel’s first official convention

What you would have seen at the short-lived official Marvel Comic-Con

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There’s no denying that conventions are a special experience. Conventions bring fans together to celebrate their hobby, meet their favorite creators, and find coveted collector items. Have you ever felt the joy of finding that missing back issue after years of searching? How about the euphoria of having a great conversation with one of your favorite creators? It’s a feeling many of us have had, and it’s why we love the con experience.

It's virtually impossible to go to a comic convention without seeing something Marvel related. From cosplay, original artwork, merchandise, and more, Marvel has a large presence at every show. But what would it be like if Marvel had their own convention? The premiere episode of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel featured a fictitious event called AvengersCon, devoted to celebrating Marvel’s heroes. This has led to some speculation about what it would be like if Marvel organized their own convention. Believe it or not, this has already happened.

Decades before Kamala Khan visited AvengersCon, Marvel held two conventions in 1975 and 1976. If you missed them, here’s what they were like…

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Joshua Lapin-Bertone

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Joshua is a pop culture writer specializing in comic book media. His work has appeared on the official DC Comics website, the DC Universe subscription service, HBO Max promotional videos, the Batman Universe fansite, and more. In between traveling around the country to cover various comic conventions, Joshua resides in Florida where he binges superhero television and reads obscure comics from yesteryear.

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