- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: DK Publishing; Revised edition (October 5, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756655307
- ISBN-13: 978-0756655303
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.4 x 12.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 273 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marvel Encyclopedia Hardcover – October 5, 2009
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"This fully updated edition, the first in more than five years, profiles over 1,200 Marvel characters and includes entries on the many teams, superheroes, and storylines." – Wired.com's blog, Geekdad
"[A] must for comic book nerds" – The Denver Post
"[An] awesome addition to your Marvel library" – Agents of Geek
"[This book contains] every entry imaginable with just enough detail to enlighten but not overwhelm." – Wired.com's Geek Dad blog
"[T]his coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match." – PopMatters.com
About the Author
Peter Sanderson is a comics historian and critic, who was Marvel's first official archivist. He is the author of DK's best selling X-Men: The Ultimate Guide and co-author of DK's The Marvel Encyclopedia and Marvel Chronicle. Peter was also one of the main writers of the first four versions of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Daniel Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters as well as a dozen more books that explore the underpinnings of the Star Wars universe, such as Star Wars: The Essential Atlas and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. He is a regular contributor to Star Wars Insider magazine and assembled the questions used in the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game. In addition to his contributions to the galaxy far, far away, he has written for universes including Indiana Jones, Smallville, Supernatural, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics, with books including The Marvel Encyclopedia, The DC Comics Chronicle, and The Art of Superman Returns. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Major crossover events, such as Annihilation, Secret Invasion, Civil War and World War Hulk is highlighted.
A massive volume with 400 pages and well over 1000 characters bios,THE MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA will excite, delight and satisfy the new as well as the seasoned fan alike. This updated and expanded edition, which I very highly recommend is indeed a treasure and a treat to yourself or any one else with an interest in THE MARVEL MYTHOS...Excelsior!!.
My one and only gripe about it is that I was hoping for more detail on the powers of the supers. They left this fairly generic, without a lot of detail or examples of how individuals used their powers in interesting ways. Fairly bland for a lot of them when deeper descriptions would have been more exciting to read about.
Overall though I do recommend this book - it's very high quality and the level of detail in the character history sections are great!
exactly like it looks in the picture
got it cheaper than retail price
Cons: I don't know if the paper cover on the outside was damaged because of the box and shipment or if the seller left it like that, but that was the only downer.
Overall, I liked it. I bought the book for a good friend of mine and he loves it. Also, since I'm a beginner learner in the Marvel world, this book is helping me a lot with the character info. It's very detailed, colorful, the pictures are very well illustrated and it's really interesting. We didn't want to put it down! I would definitely recommend this book to people like me, who want to learn more or people who love comics and just need a refresher.