Check Out Marvel’s 33 10th Anniversary Posters

Next year’s ‘Avengers 4’ will be the culmination of ten years worth of cinematic storytelling that grew from just another group of comic book genre films into a worldwide phenomenon.  Fans have fallen in love with the Marvel Studios style, which blends huge action sequences with a healthy dose of humor, heart, and humanity.  It is believed that ‘Avengers 4’ might be the swansong for several of Marvel’s biggest stars, like Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans, but the studio has plans beyond that to continue mining the classic Marvel Comics mythology for new stories, heroes, and villains that could carry on for many decades to come.

But for now, Marvel is paying tribute to the heroes, villains, and sidekicks that helped build this brand into the powerhouse it is now, by releasing 33 solo posters.  Each bears the slogan “More Than A…” with the “A” being the famous ‘Avengers’ logo.  Iron Man, for instance, is “More Than A Suit,” while Doctor Strange is “More Than A Doctor.”  Black Panther is “More Than A King,” which I think trumps all the rest.

The posters don’t only showcase the headliners, but fan favorite supporting characters, like Wong from ‘Doctor Strange’, Nakia, Okoye and Shuri from’Black Panther’ and Korg and Valkyrie from ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.  And in some cases, the descriptions are humorously tied back to the original movies.  Korg is, after all, ‘More Than A Friend Of Doug’s’, while Rocket Racoon is ‘More Than A Trash Panda’.  The one character whose poster breaks from the format of the rest is Groot, whose poster simply reads “I Am (A) Groot’.

You can view each one, including a group photo below:

As you can see, Loki is the only villain to get his own poster, unless you count Nebula.  No Thanos, though?  Interesting, considering that his daunting shadow lingered over many of the Marvel movies.  And as far as supporting characters, the selection definitely skews more toward the recent pictures.  Heimdal, Korg, and Valkyrie got posters, but The Warriors Three and Sif didn’t.  Poor dead Quicksilver didn’t get one.  Neither did Yondu.  Nor the characters that migrated from the films to TV, Agents Phil Coulson and Peggy Carter.

One enterprising fan created his own designs for Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), M’Baku (Winston Duke) and Eitri (Peter Dinklage).

Are there any other character that you think should have gotten posters but didn’t?

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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