Tag Archive | comics

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!


    Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of May

    Topic: Highlights in Fandom History – Beginning of May

    Today, I am starting a new blog topic that will highlight interesting events in “fandom” history. The plan is to post select historical events that took place within a two-week time period. Below are select historical events that took place sometime in the beginning of May (between May 1st and May 15th) for the following fandoms:



    On May 14, 2005: Samurai Champloo premiered on the Adult Swim anime block.



    On May 3, 1937: Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.



    On May 10th, 1962: The Incredible Hulk #1 published by Marvel Comics and written by the legendary Stan Lee was available on news stands for purchase.



    On May 8, 2011: World premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Disneyland Park in California.



    On May 1, 1941: Citizen Kane directed by film star Orson Welles, considered by many to be the GREATEST AMERICAN MOVIE OF ALL TIME, premiered in New York.



    On May 4, 1959: First Grammy Awards Ceremony was held in both Los Angeles and New York to recognize and honor musical accomplishments.

    %d bloggers like this: