Remembering The 1987 Marvel Thanksgiving Day Float

With Spider-Man making another appearance in the Thanksgiving Day parade (among others like the Red Power Ranger), we here at ComicBook.com wanted to take a trip back in time to when Marvel actually had a float. That’s right, if you’re in your 20’s or younger you wont remember this, but there was one year where all your favorite of Earth’s Mightiest were featured in the flesh way before the idea of a Marvel Cinematic Universe was even a glimmer in the company’s eye.

Back in 1987, the float was supposed to tell a really strange story. From what we can tell it involves Doctor Strange, summoning Captain America (from a giant comic book) to help Wolverine against the tyrannical Doctor Doom. We also get cameos from some other heroes and villains as well.

Here’s a rundown of everyone involved:

  • Doctor Strange
  • Captain America
  • Wolverine
  • The Enchantress
  • Magneto
  • Dr. Doom
  • Power Man
  • Daredevil
  • Silver Surfer
  • Emma Frost
  • Hulk
  • Green Goblin

So, what do you think ComicBook.com readers? Do you wish Marvel would get back into the float game for Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments below!