Coming For 2025: The MARVEL CLASSIC BLACK LIGHT Poster Calendar

Coming full circle…

Some years ago came word that Abrams ComicArts was going to release a calendar featuring 12 of the original 1971 Marvel black-light posters published by Third Eye. Then it went away and morphed into a two-part series of high-end portfolios with posters closer in size to the originals than a calendar page. There was also the re-release in 2023 of Third Eye’s Marvel black-light notecards.

Well, here we are, back to the beginning: Abrams will be publishing the Marvel Classic Black Light 2025 Posters Calendar.

Dig the official description below — and click here for two other groovy retro Marvel calendars Abrams ComicArts has planned:


Printed in fluorescent inks on high-quality paper, this calendar features 12 reproductions of the original Marvel black light posters, first published in 1971 by Marvel Comics and The Third Eye, Inc. A removable grid transforms each image into an easily frameable 11 x 14-inch art print.

Fans will light up with this deluxe calendar featuring 12 black-light images of celebrated Marvel Comics characters, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, illustrated by legendary artists Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., Gene Colan, and others.

Printed in fluorescent inks on high-quality paper, this over-sized calendar features a perforated grid to transform the images into 12 easily frameable 11 x 14-inch art prints.

First published in 1971 by Marvel Comics and famed novelty publisher the Third Eye, Inc., the original Marvel black light posters are legendary among comics fans, and this vibrant, far-out collection is sure to brighten lives.

Features include:

11″ x 17″

Remove the calendar grid to create a frameable 11″ x 14″ print

Printed on high quality paper with UV fluorescent inks

Spans January–December 2025

Information about each work of art shown

Viewable under black light

A few thoughts:

— The calendar is due July 9, 2024, and lists for $26.99. Click here for ordering info.

— This is welcome news. I own the portfolio sets, but they’re very large and require lots of wall space. Doing these as a calendar was a great idea then and is still a great idea.

— Abrams and Marvel could milk this for years: There were a total of 24 posters, plus the notecards.


— 1975’s Classic MIGHTY MARVEL CALENDAR to Be Re-Released — For 2025! Click here.


Author: Dan Greenfield

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