Still looking for a Calendar for the new year? Never fear - you can simply reuse a Calendar from 1981, like this gloriously retro 20th Anniversary one from Marvel. Thanks, Gregorian Calendar!
You see, the way Gregorian Calendar works is that each year is 365 days - 52 weeks plus one day. Over time, that one extra day adds up, so we get a pattern where every few years, the days and dates match up. It's usually in a repeating pattern of ever 6, then 11, then 11 again, and a repeating pattern of every 28 years for leap years - so 2015 shares the same dates with 2009, 1998, 1987, 1981, 1970, and so on.
Realising this, cartoonist Mark Anderson decided to mark 2015 by uploading high-res scans of Marvel's 1981 20th Anniversary calendar, so you can pass the year thinking it's actually 1981, and being none the wiser! Well, apart from the bit where it's very obviously not 1981, but there we go. The calendar features months themed about particular Marvel Heroes, from the Fantastic Four in January to the X-Men in May, giving you quick catchups with the characters, supporting casts and villains that are related, as well as some brilliant artwork from the likes of Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Sinnott, John Romita Jr., Frank Miller, George Perez and more. Here's a few of the months below in all their glory, but you can check out the rest at the links below:
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[Andertoons via Nerdist]
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