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.

Fantastic Four

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Author: Frederic P. Miller
ISBN: 9786130254384
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Fantastic Four by Frederic P. Miller

Original Title: Fantastic Four

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Fantastic Four is a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The group debuted in The Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961), which helped to usher in a new naturalism in the medium. The Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Jack Kirby, who developed a collaborative approach to creating comics with this title that they would use from then on. As the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics, it formed a cornerstone of the company's 1960s rise from a small division of a publishing company to a pop-culture conglomerate. The title would go on to showcase the talents of comics creators such as Roy Thomas, John Byrne, Steve Englehart, Walt Simonson, John Buscema, George Perez and Tom DeFalco, and is one of several Marvel titles still in publication since the Silver Age of Comic Books.

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"--Provided by publisher.

Enigma Marvel Comics

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Author: Lambert M Surhone
ISBN: 9786136019765
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Enigma Marvel Comics by Lambert M Surhone

Original Title: Enigma Marvel Comics

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Enigma (Tara Virango) is a fictional character, a superheroine who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Tara is a native of Bangladesh and through her mutation from a nano-virus, she gained superhuman powers giving her some sort of connection to the Buddhist goddess, Tara.

Dc Versus Marvel Comics

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Author: Ron Marz
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 9781563892943
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Dc Versus Marvel Comics by Ron Marz

Original Title: Dc Versus Marvel Comics

The Battle readers have asked for and dreamed about, wished for and speculated upon, demanded but never expected, finally happens within these pages. DC Versus Marvel, the four issue blockbuster miniseries is now collected into this trade paperback. Heroes and villains cross over from each dimension into the other and celestial beings begin a strange and deadly cosmic chess game to determine which universe is more powerful. Graphic novel format.

Marvel S The Avengers Encyclopedia

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

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

Marvel Comics Supervillains

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Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Booksllc.Net
ISBN: 9781230692692
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Marvel Comics Supervillains by Source Wikipedia

Original Title: Marvel Comics Supervillains

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 185. Chapters: Psylocke, Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, Emma Frost, Sabretooth (comics), Loki (comics), Rogue (comics), Eddie Brock, Phoenix Force (comics), Silver Surfer, Kingpin (comics), Lizard (comics), Mystique (comics), Red Skull, Green Goblin, Deadpool, Black Widow (Natalia Romanova), Vulture (comics), Magneto (comics), Hood (comics), Mac Gargan. Excerpt: Psylocke (Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock) is a fictional character depicted in comic books published by Marvel Comics, most notably those comics featuring the superhero team the X-Men. The character has also appeared in licensed adaptations. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Herb Trimpe, she first appeared in the UK comic book Captain Britain #8 (Dec. 1976), by the Marvel imprint Marvel UK. She was initially a supporting character in the adventures of her twin brother, Captain Britain, briefly substituting for him in the role. Later, she became the mutant superheroine Psylocke. Originally presented as a precognitive in the pages of Captain Britain and then as a telepath, the character was eventually written as unexplainedly acquiring the telekinesis of Jean Grey. Psylocke later possesses both telepathy and telekinesis. Cover art of the 2010 comic book Psylocke #1: "Kill Matsu'o, Part 1 / A Girl Called Hope" (art by Steve Dillon)Created by writer Chris Claremont, Elizabeth "Betsy" Braddock first appeared in Captain Britain #8 (Dec. 1976), published by the Marvel Comics imprint Marvel UK. The original spelling of the character's name was "Elizabeth," though relettering of the UK versions for US reprints would occasionally misspell it as "Elisabeth." This led to spelling inconsistencies throughout future publications. The inconsistency was resolved by Claremont 32 years later in 2008 in the series New Exiles, which reasserted the particular spelling of her name as...

American Comic Book Chronicles The 1980s

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Author: Keith Dallas
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 1605490466
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American Comic Book Chronicles The 1980s by Keith Dallas

Original Title: American Comic Book Chronicles The 1980s

The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! Keith Dallas headlines this volume on the 1980s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the Reagan years! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: The rise and fall of Jim Shooter at Marvel Comics! The ascendancy of Frank Miller as a comic book superstar with works like Daredevil, Ronin and The Dark Knight! DC Comics’ reboot with Crisis on Infinite Earths and its Renaissance with a British invasion of talent like Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Neil Gaiman! The emergence of Direct Market-exclusive publishers like Eclipse Comics, Pacific Comics, First Comics, Comico, Dark Horse Comics and others! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover.Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!

Comic Books

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Author: Shirrel Rhoades
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820488929
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Comic Books by Shirrel Rhoades

Original Title: Comic Books

This book is an insider’s guide to how the comic book industry works. You’ll learn how comic book superheroes are created and the deeper meanings they represent. You’ll follow the development of sequential art storytelling – from caveman wall paintings to modern manga and cinematic techniques. Here you will explore comics in all forms: those flimsy pamphlets we call comic books; thick graphic novels; Japanese manga; and blockbuster movies featuring epic battles between good and evil. But behind it all, you’ll discover how comics are an intellectual property business, the real money found in licensed bedsheets and fast-food merchandise, heart-pounding theme park rides and collectible toys, video games, and Hollywood extravaganza featuring such popular superheroes as Spider-Man, Superman, X-Men, and Batman.

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