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Marvel Encyclopedia Hardcover – March 17, 2014
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To keep Osborn from learning all of the secrets Tony had learned while director of SHIELD, he purged the database of Super Heroes, keeping only a single record in his head, stored in the Extremis nanotechnology he'd used to enhance the interface between himself and his Iron Man armor.
"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
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For each character, there is an information box that they call a “Factfile”. In the Factfile, they have the characters “real” name (think Peter Parker for Spiderman), their occupation, the location of their base, height, weight, eye color, powers, allies, foes and when they first appeared in the Marvel Comics (Comic name and year) Here is a tiny sampling of what is in the book: A-Bomb, Abomination, Abraxas, Absalon, Absorbing Man, Abyss, Achilles, Acolytes, Action Pack, Acts of Vengeance, Adam-2, Adversary, Aegis, Aero, Aftershock, Agamemnon, Agency X, Agent Axis, Agents of Atlas, Agent X, Agent Zero, Age of Apocalypse, Age of Ultron, Age of X, Agony, Ahab, AIM, Air-Walker, Ajak, Ajax, Albion, Alephs, Aleta, Liz Allan, Alliance of Evil, All-Winners Squad, Alpha, Alpha Flight, Alpha-Stone, Marlene Alraune, Alter Ego, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, Amazons, American Dream, American Eagle, Amphibian, Anachronauts, Anaconda, Anarchist, Ancient One, Andromeda, A-Next, Angar, Angel, Angela, Dirk Anger...and that is just 1/4 of the A’s! It is crazy!
For some of the minor characters, there are multiple characters on one page. There is more space dedicated to the major characters. Spiderman, for example, has 4 pages dedicated to him. One of the pictures attached to this review shows one of the pages as an example.
The characters are all in alphabetical order so between that and a very detailed index (there is a picture attached of one page of the index as an example), it is really easy to find specific characters. If you have a question about whether a specific character is in the book, you can comment below and I will look for you.
If nothing else, the book would make a great weapon. It is huge! It is 439 pages
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But like the current generation lows Harry Potter and the incredible books/movies and just pure genius of this world; this is my world of art and battles for good against an ever growing world within this incredible hardcover book. This is worth several times over the price... for the right person.
The only thing I could find that I would have liked for them to have added would be the stats indicator (such as strength, speed, durability, etc) that was present in the previous version. But since this has so many characters in it, it would have been much harder to do that I'm sure. It is just something cool to be able to compare the strength of different characters. But all of that is available online anyway.
The size of this book is also something that is great. It is really large and durable and easy to flip through, making it a really great coffee table book.
I've been rewatching all of the Marvel movies and watching marvel animated series on Netflix and I find this is great to use whenever you come across a character you don't recognize. You can look them up and read all about them! It was definitely worth the money and a purchase I would make again. A must have for any true Marvel fan.