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The Marvel Encyclopedia (Updated and Expanded) : The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe - DK Publishing

The Marvel Encyclopedia (Updated and Expanded)

The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe

Hardcover

Published: 5th October 2009
For Ages: 9+ years old
RRP $80.00
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Celebrate 70 years of Marvel Comics with The Marvel Encyclopedia.

Fully updated with new images and text, this one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel's greatest-from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains.

An essential book both for new fans and for those who grew up loving the comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia is full of artwork, stats, and history for every character in the Marvel Universe.

Updates on characters include information from the story arcs of Civil War and Annihilation, and brings fans up to date with the aftermath of Secret Invasion.

TM & (c) 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Licensed by Marvel Characters B.V. All rights reserved.

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5.0

Fantastic book

By nads

from adelaide

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Marvel Encyclopedia:

    This book was a gift for my 14yr old son for Christmas he absolutely loved it.

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    5.0

    If you don't own this you're not a fan!

    By Uatu

    from Concord West, Australia

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comprehensive
    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Histories
    • Images
    • Page Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comic Enthusiasts
      • FANS
      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Marvel Encyclopedia:

      The Marvel Encyclopedia 2nd Edition covers the full 70 years of Marvel comics, characters, crossovers, and the expanded universe. Containing over 1200 (!) characters and every incarnation of each it is the most comprehensive one stop shop for knowledge about anything Marvel related.

      The 400 page tome features first appearance information, names and hero names, powers and abilities, physical characteristics, and short histories of lesser characters (e.g. Ani-Mator, Dragon Moon, Ikarus, Psyklop, Wing) and longer histories of all the favourites (Ant-Man, Anti-Venom, Captain America, Cyclops, Doctor Octopus, Lady Deathstrike, Storm, Zodiac, Winter Soldier (B.B. as Cpt America)). Many of the big-time characters have dedicated major histories.

      Also included is special sections on Super Hero teams, and others, such as Alpha Flight, Avengers (including West Coast), Fantastic Four, Fifty State Initiative, Gods of Asgard, Heliopolis, and Olympus, X-Men, The Skrulls, and more.

      Marvel In The 1960s, Civil War, Secret Invasion, and The Multiverse sections are ripe with all the need to know details of the Marvel universe and its intricacies. You can find all the information about how different characters have been brought together to fight and when and where, every first edition, and subsequent important edition information. The encyclopedia contains all new, updated information on all the characters and all the crossover developments. Rest assured it is entirely up to date.

      Everything is neatly set out in easy to use alphabetical format, and with an alphabetical header atop each page. If you can't find something there is a Contents page and an index just to make it all the more user-friendly. The Encyclopedia is jam packed full of awesome images of all the characters and many covers. And the 'Introduction' is written by the inimitable Mr. Stan Lee - what's a Marvel work with a foreword by Mr Lee (!)

      While it doesn't give every detail of every single thing, the encyclopedia does contain all of the important information, anything not in truly isn't worth being in it.

      Each and every word written in the encyclopedia comes from the pen of one of Marvels script writers, so this is no sojourn written by a dedicated fan, this book is the real thing pieced together by the professionals.

      As is written on the cover, this truly is the 'definitive guide'; You can't go wrong with this book. For yourself or as a gift, no one could possibly be disappointed. And this certainly beats sifting through a million comics looking for the information you're after.

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      ISBN: 9780756655303
      ISBN-10: 0756655307
      Audience: General
      For Ages: 9+ years old
      For Grades: 4 - 12
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 400
      Published: 5th October 2009
      Publisher: DK PUB INC
      Dimensions (cm): 30.8 x 26.0  x 3.5
      Weight (kg): 2.44