Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Golden Age of Marvel Comics, Vol. 1 Paperback – February 22, 2000


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.29 $5.67
Take%20an%20Extra%2030%25%20Off%20Any%20Book

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more.


Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (February 22, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785105646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785105640
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,334,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tegan on May 8, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is a collection of Golden Age Marvel Comics. These aren't as sophisticated or complicated as today's comics, but these are the stories that started the industry, and well worth reading. This book doesn't just focus on the super-heroes, either. Other genres are represented in its pages. If you want to understand the history of comic books, pick this one up.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Mah on October 17, 2001
Format: Paperback
Released in 1997, The Golden Age of Marvel Comics volume 1 is a collection of early comic book stories from the Golden Age of comic books. Featuring Marvel Comics' Big Three: Captain America, The Sub-Mariner and the original Human Torch, along with stories of other characters like The Vision, The Destroyer, The Angel, and the Black Knight, this is a book that every fan of old comic books will enjoy again and again.
Representing the works of writers and artists of the Golden Age like creators Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, Bill Everett, Carl Burgos, Russ Heath, Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., and others, this book is a great example of the early days of Marvel Comics' history, back then called Timely Comics. It shows how the art form of comic books was done in a time of war and depression. This is a worthwhile read.
This book was followed up with The Golden Age of Marvel Comics volume 2 released in 1999.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dobey on June 29, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Both volume one and the better volume 2 first were released in the late 90's. They are still in print and since then marvel has released a large amount masterworks of golden age material. The art reconstruction is pretty good in volume one except for a torch story that looks pretty bad. Still it's worth owning and buying as the rest of the stories look fine. These are the adventures of Captain America and Bucky, The Human Torch and toro, The original Vision, and others. Many were reprinted back in the sixties or seventies so even the reprints are now old. Most of todays readers will have never seen many of these stories from the Golden Age unless they read some of the masterwork volumes. Which are great reads in themselves. This is priced much lower and it's a cheap way to read classic superhero stories and to enjoy them over and over again. These heroes are timeless and here we get to see them at their start.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 21, 2014
Format: Paperback
Are you a fan of those great Golden Age comic books? Those were the days – Captain America, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner, fighting for truth, justice and the American way! Comic books have come a long way, some things are better, but other things are not.

This wonderful book is a real blast from the past! It contains stories starring Captain America, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner, and also some lesser lights, like the Vision, the Angel, the Destroyer, Marvel Boy, and even the Black Knight. The production quality of the illustrations is lower than more modern comics, but that was the way comics were made back then. The real strength of the book is two-fold – the nostalgic feel of the Golden Age, and the great stories.

I must admit, I am a fan of Golden Age comics, and as such I found this book to be a real treat. If you know someone who also likes the Golden Age, then do them a great big favor, and buy them this book. I highly recommend it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Adam on January 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
In this short volume, readers are treated to a sample of Golden Age Marvel works. A great portion of the book is focused on stories of the big three: Sub-mariner, the Human Torch, and Captain America. However, there are also appearances from lesser lights of the Marvel era including Marvel Boy, the Black Knight, the Yellow Law, and my personal World War II favorite, the Destroyer.

Some of the highlights from the book include:

-The first Sub-mariner story-which was actually the first real story in the Marvel universe. It's worth noting that DC began with Superman trying to ave the world and Marvel began with Sub-mariner trying to take it over.

The book features the first battle between the Human Torch and Sub-mariner, but the highlight of the book for me was Marvel Comics #17 which features Sub-mariner and Human torch teaming up to battle the Nazis for a full 26 page adventure. While the Justice Society was conducting regular group meetings, this had to be one of the earlier two hero team ups.

The 1950s Atlas Material was interesting for historical purposes and great see anti-Communist messages in books, but the philosophy of limiting stories to 6-7 pages to give good value led to a lot of rushed plot resolutions. In the first return of the Human Torch story, he discovers his former partner's been brainwashed by the Communists and doctors are quickly able to fix the brainwashing in the same seven page story.

Still, despite the weaker parts, this a great overview with a lot of about Marvel's early and forgotten days.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?