Marvel Encyclopedia

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9781405344357: Marvel Encyclopedia

Updated edition of this complete A-Z of Marvel characters is created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics. Are you a comic-book fan, obsessed by superheroes? This unique A-Z of more than 1,000 classic characters created by comic giant Marvel will satisfy any super-thirst for knowledge. Get closer to Spider-Man, the Avengers, Hulk, Wolverine, the X-Men and more...all your favourite superheroes and villains are here, as well as some weird and wonderful one-offs. Knock-out double-page features celebrate some of the biggest Marvel stars with intimate details on their powers, titanic clashes and action-packed careers. Jam packed with things you never knew, as well as original, Marvel comic-book art - the power and excitement of more than 60 years of comic-book history explodes off every page.

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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.

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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

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Published by Dorling Kindersley Publishers (2009)
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