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Hardcover Marvel Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe Book

ISBN: 1465415939

ISBN13: 9781465415936

Marvel Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe

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" A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is--now and forever--a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" --Stan Lee Featuring an introduction by Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee, the new, updated edition of this bestselling Marvel Encyclopedia now details more than 1,200 of Marvel Comics' timeless Super Heroes and Villains. Spider-Man, The Avengers, Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and many...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

The cover was tapped back together. Would like a better copy. Thank you .

My grandson liked the book. I enjoy having him explain the characters. But would like to find one in better shape. Thanks Marla Rasmussen.


i have not put this downb since i bought it! the illistrations and history behind EVERY Marvel character is phenomenal! i can explain how exciting this book is and recommend all Marvel fans or fans starting out to purchase this book! Well worth every cent! Delivery was even better with it arriving 3 weeks earlier than predicted and i live in Australia!

Try not to drool on the pages...

I bought this book for my 10 year old son, in the hopes of turning him into a hopeless comic book nerd like his old man. It should do the trick. This book has EVERYONE in it. Every single obscure, flash-in-the-pan character who ever rubbed elbows with Captain America or traded quips with Spider-Man is in this volume. The only drawback to this comprehensive compendium of colossal combantants (how's my Stan Lee impression?) is that the histories of major characters must be severely compressed for the sake of space. If you want the full story on figures like The Hulk or Iron Man, you'll have to go with a more specialized reference source, such as the Avengers Encyclopedia. I was also disappointed to find that my copy has a small tear on the dust jacket, but at 30% off of the cover price, I can't complain too much. The Marvel Ecyclopedia should provide hours of interesting reading, both for me and my son.

great info

I was very impressed with the information that was in this encyclopedia. Now I'am updated with the Marvel Universe. Great pictures or ilustrations, with the necessary information about the characters.

Nice Christmas present

Product arrived in a timely manner and was in perfect condition. Ordered for a present for my son-in-law, a dentist, and he loved the book. He is a comic book collector. Thank you

A Marvel-ous trip down memory lane

Who is Black Bolt??? Who were his partners. Did Marvel ever do any cowboy comics? This baby is jammed-packed with tidbits about more Marvel characters than I knew existed. If you're a Marvel addict, if your mother threw away all your comics when you enlisted in the service....refresh yourself with this pictorial encyclopedia.

The Marvel Encyclopedia Mentions in Our Blog

The Marvel Encyclopedia in Shang-Chi and the Ten Titles of Obscurity
Shang-Chi and the Ten Titles of Obscurity
Published by Terry Fleming • August 29, 2021

With movies like Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, The Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, some critics are saying we’re scraping the bottom of the comic book barrel. Personally, as a lifetime comic book fan, I love the more obscure and bizarre comic book characters. And it’s in that spirit that I present the following – ten titles that in some way feature the arcane, ambiguous, and/or asinine from the world of comics.

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