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Marvel Encyclopedia, New Edition
By (author): Stan Lee By (author): DK
9781465478900 Hardcover English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Reference Apr 02, 2019
$52.00 CAD
Active 10.25 x 12.13 x 1.5 in 448 pages DK
“[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is—now and forever—a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed”—Stan Lee

Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics’ timeless heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man, and villains like Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin.

Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with this new edition of DK’s best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia. Updated and expanded, this definitive Who’s Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown.

From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy to fan favorites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel’s hottest up-and-coming talents. Including an introduction by Stan Lee, this unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.

Updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Marvel Comics Encyclopedia, featuring all-new characters and revamps to much-loved favorites.

Newly commissioned cover artwork by one of Marvel Comics’ hottest new talents.

Published to coincide with the release of the Avengers 4 movie in the US and the Christmas market in the UK.

Worth more than $13 billion worldwide at the box office (and counting), the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most valuable film franchise ever, and includes two of the top-ten highest-grossing films of all time.

2019 is the 80th anniversary of the Marvel brand.

Key characters and teams such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, The Avengers, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, and The Defenders will have expanded entries with in-depth information and histories

Packed with stunning, up-to-the-minute Marvel Comics art.

The previous edition of the Marvel Encyclopedia has sold more than 470,000 copies globally and continues to sell strongly on the backlist.

There are no similar Marvel Comics character-based encyclopedias on the market.

Authoritative, Marvel-approved text for more than 1,200 Marvel characters.

The most comprehensive reference guide to Marvel Comics characters on the market, from iconic heroes and villains to a multitude of lesser-known supporting characters.

Lavishly illustrated format will appeal to both Marvel Comics aficionados and more casual fans.

A to Z and ranked presentation of characters provides an accessible framework, which is supported with an extensive index.

Contains new entries for more than 20 characters.

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