Break out the lava lamp, crank the Sabbath — it’s time to rock out again…

The Marvel Classic Black Light Posters Portfolio was released to much acclaim in 2021 with the only question being whether there’d be a second volume.

And there will be!

Dig this official description from an Amazon listing:


Complete your collection of the Marvel Comics black light posters with volume two of the Marvel Classic Black Light Poster Portfolio, featuring 12 additional ready-to-frame reproductions of the original 24 posters, first published in 1971 by Marvel Comics and Third Eye, Inc.

The Marvel Super Heroes are back! Fans will light up with this second volume of the psychedelic, collectible portfolio featuring 12 frameable black-light posters of celebrated Marvel Comics characters, such as Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Doctor Strange, and Black Bolt, illustrated by legendary artists including Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., Gil Kane, and more. Included in this second volume are 12 additional rare images from the original series of 24 posters, which were first printed in 1971 by Marvel Comics and the famed black-light publisher Third Eye, Inc.

The portfolio also features a brief history of Third Eye and their Marvel Comics black-light publishing program by historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, along with images of the original comic book art featured on the posters. This vibrant, far-out collection is perfect for fans who are looking to brighten their lives.

Features include:

— 12 high-quality reproduction posters, ready-to-frame in standard 20″ x 30″ frame

— Printed in fluorescent inks for viewing in black light

— Packaged in a fully designed archival box for safe storing plus a self-mailer

— Brief history of the posters and the original comic book art by historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas

A few thoughts:

— Which posters are included? Click here for a complete gallery.

The first box set was the top comics-related publication of 2021, in my not-at-all-humble opinion. The posters’ colors weren’t quite as vibrant as the originals but they were still damn good.

— Considering how much the original 1971 posters cost on the secondary market, this set, which lists for $125, is a relative bargain. It’s scheduled for release Oct. 18, 2022, through Abrams ComicArts. The date, however is subject to change (as always).


— Dig the Prints Included in the MARVEL CLASSIC BLACK LIGHT POSTERS PORTFOLIO VOLUME 2. Click here.

— MARVEL CLASSIC BLACK LIGHT POSTERS Portfolio: The Best Comics Publication of the Year. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. By most accounts, the colors in the first volume were actually NOT true fluorescent inks? If that’s the case, I’m glad I passed on the first volume and have no interest in this second one, which is a true shame, as the original Third Eye posters and postcards are my favorite vintage Marvel memorabilia. Oh, well. Whattyagonnado.

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    • Yeah, that’s what all the reviews say. I’m going to pass, too.

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  2. I never owned an actual black lite but still have the original Spidey “thwip” and Spidey & Namor poster – rolled up in storage. And just framed a “Marvel Super-Heroes Are Here!” poster that seems to be part of the same series? Would attach a pic if able…

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