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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:

Television

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

Manga

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

Comics

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

Disney

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May 15, 1987: Disneyland park introduces Disney Dollars currency

I have a couple of these in my collection!

Star Wars

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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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    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:

    Anime

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

    Books

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

    Comics

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    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.

    Disney

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

    Films

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    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.

    Music

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

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