Marvel Comics

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Author: Sean Howe
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062314696
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Marvel Comics by Sean Howe


Original Title: Marvel Comics

An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers—also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen." Entrusted to carry on tradition, Marvel's contributors—impoverished child prodigies, hallucinating peaceniks, and mercenary careerists among them—struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby, the World War II veteran who'd co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company's marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debates. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, reformed criminals, unlikely alliances, and third-act betrayals— a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's history.

Marvel S The Avengers Encyclopedia

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Author: Dk Publishing
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465437891
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Original Title: Marvel S The Avengers Encyclopedia

The most comprehensive single volume ever published on Marvel's premier Super Hero team, Marvel's The Avengers Encyclopedia is an expansive encyclopedia detailing the genesis of the team and its individual heroes and foes. Explore the origins and powers of more than 250 characters and 40 teams and lineups including fan-favorites such as Captain America and Black Widow. Discover twenty of the most significant storylines in The Avengers' history and see prominent characters, such as Iron Man and Thor, explored in impressive detail, with special features including a lineup of Iron Man's many suits and all the characters who have wielded Thor's hammer. Structured in a fun and accessible way and packed with fantastic comic book art, Marvel's The Avengers Encyclopedia is a must-have guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes. © 2015 MARVEL

Marvels

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Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9780785113867
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Original Title: Marvels

The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning publishing sensation that made Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross into stars! News photographer Phil Sheldon's back, with the man-on-the-street's perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe, from the Avengers, the all-new X-Men and the Secret Wars to Dracula and the Werewolf By Night. But this time, Phil's world is going to be rocked not just by superheroes and super-villains -- but by something far more personal, as well. Featuring the Marvel debut of artist Jay Anacleto, whose gorgeous, photorealistic pencil renderings give a new look at the Marvel Universe, and what it would be like to actually be there. COLLECTING: Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1-6

Ultimate Marvel

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Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465455727
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Original Title: Ultimate Marvel

This definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe features, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company's illustrious history. Go on a fact- and fun-filled journey via the first major Marvel heroes, villains, cowboy stars, and comic characters of the 1940s and 1950s to the iconic, timeless Super Heroes and Super Villains of the Marvel Age of the 1960s and beyond, such as Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, the Avengers, Storm, Loki, and Green Goblin. Further sections feature key vehicles and technology, magical artifacts, planets, countries, and places, plus a glimpse behind the scenes into Marvel Comics' creative processes and techniques. Cover artwork is by esteemed comic book artist Adi Granov. Including authoritative text by Marvel Comics experts and spectacular artwork from the original comic books. � 2017 MARVEL

Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

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Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451157
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Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications by Robert G. Weiner


Original Title: Marvel Graphic Novels And Related Publications

This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.

Marvel Encyclopedia

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Author: Dorling Kindersley
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ISBN: 9781409345732
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Marvel Encyclopedia by Dorling Kindersley


Original Title: Marvel Encyclopedia

The definitive guide to the characters of the Marvel Universe Are you fascinated by comic books and obsessed with super heroes? The bestselling Marvel Encyclopedia gives you the definitive details and histories of more than 1,200 of Marvel's most memorable characters. Now updated to include expanded entries for Spider-Man, Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and the Avengers, this unique A-Z lets you get closer to your favourite Marvel super heroes. You can find out about 50 exciting new characters, such as Odin and Doctor Nemesis, and all the latest important events in the Marvel universe, such as the Dark Reign, Avengers Vs X-Men and the Age of Ultron. Each super hero explodes from the page with original art from Marvel Comics' finest artists and facts from a team of top Marvel comic book writers. Experience the power of the Marvel super heroes with the revised and updated Marvel Encyclopedia(previous ISBN 9781405344357)- it packs a knock-out punch for all Marvel fans.

The Secret History Of Marvel Comics

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Author: Blake Bell
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606995529
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The Secret History Of Marvel Comics by Blake Bell


Original Title: The Secret History Of Marvel Comics

The Secret History of Marvel Comics digs back to the 1930s when Marvel Comics wasn't just a comic-book producing company. Marvel Comics owner Martin Goodman had tentacles into a publishing world that might have made that era’s conservative American parents lynch him on his front porch. Marvel was but a small part of Goodman’s publishing empire, which had begun years before he published his first comic book. Goodman mostly published lurid and sensationalistic story books (known as “pulps”) and magazines, featuring sexually-charged detective and romance short fiction, and celebrity gossip scandal sheets. And artists like Jack Kirby, who was producing Captain America for eight-year-olds, were simultaneously dipping their toes in both ponds. The Secret History of Marvel Comics tells this parallel story of 1930s/40s Marvel Comics sharing offices with those Goodman publications not quite fit for children. The book also features a comprehensive display of the artwork produced for Goodman’s other enterprises by Marvel Comics artists such as Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Alex Schomburg, Bill Everett, Al Jaffee, and Dan DeCarlo, plus the very best pulp artists in the field, including Norman Saunders, John Walter Scott, Hans Wesso, L.F. Bjorklund, and Marvel Comics #1 cover artist Frank R. Paul. Goodman’s magazines also featured cover stories on celebrities such as Jackie Gleason, Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace, and Sophia Loren, as well as contributions from famous literary and social figures such as Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, and L. Ron Hubbard.

Marvel Chronicle

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Author: Tom DeFalco
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ISBN: 9781405363921
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Marvel Chronicle by Tom DeFalco


Original Title: Marvel Chronicle

The incredible 70 year story of Marvel Comics For comic book fans everywhere, Marvel's fascinating story explored and explained, decade by decade, year by year, month by month. Everything is covered, from the company's beginnings as Timely Comics in the late 1930s to the founding of the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes in the 60s, right up to the present day. Learn all about the birth of key Marvel Super Heroes from the X-Men, Spider-Man and Hulk to The Fantastic Four. Discover all about their extraordinary comic book debuts, the geniuses that invented them, the crucial events behind their creation and their continuing influence on the world today via comic books, TV series and blockbuster movies. Packed with stunning original comic book art and covers, this is a vibrant and visually spectacular look at Marvel Comics spanning seven tumultuous decades.

Stan Lee S Amazing Marvel Universe

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Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402742255
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Stan Lee S Amazing Marvel Universe by Roy Thomas


Original Title: Stan Lee S Amazing Marvel Universe

Describes the comics produced by Marvel in which Stan Lee was involved, from Captain America in 1941 to Spiderman/Kingpin in 1997, also relating the history of Marvel, and the comics industry in general, during this period.

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