Chronicles the history of Marvel Comics through its greatest heroes and villians, including images of classic covers, profiles of over a thousand characters, and information on recent films and collectibles.
A chronological account of DC Comics the company and DC Comics the universe traces the major milestones, from company name changes and its foray into television and movies to the debuts of major characters.
The incredible 70 year story of Marvel Comics For comic book fans everywhere, Marvel's fascinating story explored and explained, decade by decade, year by year, month by month. Everything is covered, from the company's beginnings as Timely Comics in the late 1930s to the founding of the Marvel Universe of Super Heroes in the 60s, right up to the present day. Learn all about the birth of key Marvel Super Heroes from the X-Men, Spider-Man and Hulk to The Fantastic Four. Discover all about their extraordinary comic book debuts, the geniuses that invented them, the crucial events behind their creation and their continuing influence on the world today via comic books, TV series and blockbuster movies. Packed with stunning original comic book art and covers, this is a vibrant and visually spectacular look at Marvel Comics spanning seven tumultuous decades.
"Celebrate all things Star WarsO decade-by-decade, year-by-year, month-bymonth with Star Wars Year by Year- A Visual Chronicle. From the influences and creation of all the Star Wars movies, to the toys, books, comics, TV series and games. Painstakingly produced and superbly illustrated, Star Wars Year by Year- A Visual Chronicle presents a unique Star Wars timeline - the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you've never seen it before, including the Saga's impact on popular culture and world events. This updated edition includes brand new content covering the latest Star Wars movie, 2015's Star Wars The Force Awakens as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and new Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World Florida and Disneyland California. With a foreword by the creator himself, George Lucas, delve into every aspect of the most famous galaxy far, far away. & TM 2016 LUCASFILM LTD."
Author: Alan Cowsill
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Release Date: 2014-08-18
Celebrating the greatest cover art over Marvel Comics' 75-year history. Showcasing the most striking, inspiring and unusual comic cover art in Marvel's 75-year history. Marvel Comics Cover Art reveals a gallery of iconic covers featuring all your favourite super heroes from Spider-Man and Iron Man to the Avengers. Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics this beautiful poster book is perfect for any avid Marvel fan.
Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
A collector's guide to Marvel Comics chronicles the history of the company from 1939 to the present day in a series of historic, rare, and never-before-seen memorabilia and ephemera, in a volume complemented by more than thirty plastic-encased archival gems that include holiday cards, a program for the first comics convention, early sketches, and more. 75,000 first printing.
Author: Sean Howe
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-10-01
An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers—also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen." Entrusted to carry on tradition, Marvel's contributors—impoverished child prodigies, hallucinating peaceniks, and mercenary careerists among them—struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby, the World War II veteran who'd co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company's marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debates. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, reformed criminals, unlikely alliances, and third-act betrayals— a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's history.
Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Ten years after its initial successful publication, The Marvel Vault is due for an update. New text and images chronicle how Marvel has channelled its singular storytelling into a blockbuster movie studio, even as it has stayed true to its hallowed roots in the comics world. This updated edition features 16 new pages that focus on Marvel's history and core stories, plus an envelope containing removable documents.
Discover the origins, secrets, and nefarious schemes of the most powerful and corrupt villains in the DC Universe in this lavishly illustrated visual history, now available in paperback for the first time. As any comics fan knows, a Super Hero is nothing without a worthy foe to battle. For every Batman there has to be a super-villain like the Joker, and for every Superman a Lex Luthor. This deluxe book celebrates nearly eighty years of compellingly corrupt characters from the DC Universe’s remarkable gallery of super-villains. From the Penguin to Harley Quinn and Doomsday to General Zod, DC Comics: Super-Villains explores the story of these beloved baddies through new interviews with acclaimed writers and artists, including Jim Lee, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, and Chuck Dixon. Charting the dynamic way in which DC Comics evildoers have evolved throughout the years, the book brings together the very best super-villain art from the DC Comics archives. Also featuring a foreword by filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith, and an exclusive cover illustrated by acclaimed artist Phil Jimenez, DC Comics: Super-Villains is the ultimate celebration of the nefarious DC Comics characters that fans love to hate. DC Comics: Super-Villains is now available in paperback.
Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Captain America, this lavishly illustrated volume examines the "Marvel" comic book characters' origins and subsequent evolution. 300 color illustrations.