The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

When Marvel debuted their new slogan during the Diamond Retailer Summit at C2E2 Thursday, a lot of folks were taken aback by what seemed like an outdated tagline more suited to a greeting card than to the largest American superhero comics publisher.

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

Or, as Graeme McMillan put it…

And sure, "selling comics, making memories" isn't the greatest slogan. It's not even the greatest Marvel slogan. But we think you'll agree that, given their other options, it was probably the best choice available.

In order to bring the best in comic book news to our discerning readers, Bleeding Cool dispatched multiple unpaid interns to the offices of Marvel comics last night, asking them to dig through the trash cans of Marvel Vice President David "The Real Editor-in-Chief" Gabriel and return with any artifacts from Marvel's most recent creative summit. We were shocked when some of these interns returned with incredible information. The rest were killed in action. RIP.

But their sacrifice wasn't in vain, because, thanks to their brave and unpaid efforts, Bleeding Cool is able to present to you the top ten rejected marvel slogans before they settled on "selling comics, making memories."

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

The Top 10 Rejected Marvel Slogans Before They Settled on "Selling Comics, Making Memories"

So what do you think? Did Marvel make the right choice? Do you have any ideas of your own for a slogan? Let us know in the comments!

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