Where were you when a group of cartoon characters from the Great Depression era took to the world? It was 1996, and the biggest movie in the minds of the under-18s was Space jam. In 1992 and 1993, Bugs Bunny helped superstar Michael Jordan sell Nike shoes. Who knew, a few years later, that Mike would help Bugs save the planet? Space jam is silly in its premise and stellar in its execution of a timeless tale of an intergalactic basketball game. Two and a half decades have passed since that match took place, and among the many 25th anniversary celebrations taking place this week is a free DC comic book featuring the Tune Squad. Whether you’re a ’90s kid eager to relive the classic movie or someone who just loves weird crossover comics, here’s how to find the Space jam 25th anniversary comic!
Where to download for free Space jam 25th anniversary comic
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Starting November 15, 1996, Space jam won $ 230 million at the box office. More importantly, it has become one of the most impactful cartoons of the entire decade. Merchandise from the film spread to fast food outlets, streetwear brands and even sparked a boom in toy merchandising. Call me old, but I don’t feel Space jam released 25 years ago. In my head, I guess I’m still in grade school trying to recreate Jordan’s shot from the half court line on a Fisher-Price hoop.
WarnerMedia Global Brands and Experiences announced a collection of ’90s-inspired merchandise and goodies celebrating the anniversary, which took place on Monday. Fun stuff to check out include an upcoming NFT drop, an all-new digital comic from DC, and more to commemorate the 25th anniversary of “Space Jam” and its lasting impact on pop culture. The comic in particular is pretty cool because it’s free and you can download it right now.
Go to the anniversary site and click on “Comic Book” to get the PDF. DC worked with Warner Bros. for this original story. In all fairness, I like his premise a lot more than Space Jam: A New Legacy. The Looney Tunes are in a strange situation right now. New Looney Tunes Cartoons the series on HBO Max is pretty darn good if you ask me. That said, they certainly don’t have the cultural influence they had in the 20th century. There’s always a place for them in pop culture, but it’ll never look like 1996 again.
Shop all things Space jam on the retro movie site
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Space jam has not only become a pop culture phenomenon. In the early days of the Internet, it was also one of the first films to have a dedicated promotional website. While you can still visit this website today, a new site is home to all of the 25th anniversary gifts you can purchase through Stellar Souvenirs.
On the new Space jam anniversary site, you can find easy links to the merch and the free comic published for the movie. You can find everything from branded rugs to NFTs. If you pick up anything let us know what you bought in the comments!
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Taylor enjoys playing video games in her spare time. He has two degrees in political communication and wrote his thesis on Marxism and the exploitation of varsity athletes. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two miniature Australian Shepherds. He still has headphones on and he’s a die-hard Cubs fan.