Highlights in Fandom History – Mid to End of May

Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – Mid to End of May

Today, I will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history during the middle of May to the end of May (between May 15th and May 31st) for the following fandoms:



On May 26, 2012: Toonami is revived on Adult Swim as a Saturday night action block, which includes several anime programs.



On May 21, 2010: Viz Media launched an online English version of Ikki magazine.



On May 16, 1939: Batman debuts in Detective Comics Vol 1 #27.



May 15, 1987: Disneyland park introduces Disney Dollars currency

I have a couple of these in my collection!

Star Wars


The two weeks at the end of May are important for Star Wars History. All, but one of the Star Wars theatrical releases, debuted between May 16 & May 25. Below are the debuts of each of the Star Wars films, that have been released so far (I Hope Disney continues this tradition!):

The Original Trilogy

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – May 25, 1977
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back – May 21, 1980
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi – May 25, 1983
  • The Prequel Trilogy

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – May 19, 1999
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – May 16, 2002
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – May 19, 2005
  • Today, May 25, 2013 marks the 36th Anniversary of the original release of Star Wars and also marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of Return of the Jedi!


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    About Patty Hammond

    I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for a consulting firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2 or @Everyday_Fangrl

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