My Marvelous Year – The 1980’s

Marvel comics in the 1980s! 

Click any year below to see more about the hero of the year winners, and to find all the comics we read for each individual year. Or you can check out previous decades’ comics in the 1960’s or 1970’s!

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1980

Hero of the Year: X-Men

Villain of the Year: Dark Phoenix

Issue of the Year: Uncanny X-Men #137

1981

Hero of the Year: Daredevil

Villain of the Year: Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

Issue of the Year: Fantastic Four #236

1982

Hero of the Year: Daredevil

Villain of the Year: Bullseye

Issue of the Year: X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (Graphic Novel)

Writer of the Year: Chris Claremont

Artist of the Year: Frank Miller

1983

Hero of the Year: Fantastic Four

Villain of the Year: Doctor Doom

Issue of the Year: Daredevil #190

Writer of the Year: John Byrne

Artist of the Year: John Byrne

1984

Hero of the Year: Fantastic Four

Villain of the Year: Doctor Doom

Issue of the Year: Secret Wars #12

Writer of the Year: Jim Shooter

Artist of the Year: Bill Sienkiewicz

1985

Hero of the Year: Thor

Villain of the Year: Surtur

Issue of the Year: Thor #353

Writer of the Year: Walt Simonson

Artist of the Year: Walt Simonson

1986

Hero of the Year: Daredevil

Villain of the Year: Kingpin

Issue of the Year: Daredevil #230 (But basically Daredevil #227 to #233)

Writer of the Year: Frank Miller

Artist of the Year: Bill Sienkiewicz

1987

Hero of the Year: Spider-Man

Villain of the Year: Kraven the Hunter

Issue of the Year: Thor #380

Writer of the Year: J.M. DeMatteis

Artist of the Year: Walt Simonson

1988

Hero of the Year: Iron Man

Villain of the Year: Venom

Issue of the Year: Amazing Spider-Man #300

Writer of the Year: Peter David

Artist of the Year: Todd McFarlane

1989

Hero of the Year: Spider-Man

Villain of the Year: Doctor Doom

Issue of the Year: Doctor Strange & Doctor Doom: Triumph & Torment

Writer of the Year: David Michelinie

Artist of the Year: Mike Mignola