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Marvel Encyclopedia

4.6 40
by DK Publishing
     
 

Celebrate 70 years of Marvel Comics with The Marvel Encyclopedia! Fully updated with new images and text, this one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel's greatest-from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains.

An essential book both for new fans and for those who grew up loving

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Overview

Celebrate 70 years of Marvel Comics with The Marvel Encyclopedia! Fully updated with new images and text, this one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel's greatest-from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains.

An essential book both for new fans and for those who grew up loving the comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia is full of artwork, stats, and history for every character in the Marvel Universe. Updates on characters include information from the story arcs of Civil War and Annihilation, and brings fans up to date with the aftermath of Secret Invasion.

TM & © 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Licensed by Marvel Characters B.V. All rights reserved.

Editorial Reviews

Celebrating 70 years of Marvel Comics, this fully updated, lavishly illustrated one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel's greatest marvels; from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains. Sidebars, fact-files, and dazzling illustrations.

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756655303
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
399
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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The Marvel Encyclopedia 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
jabbaLM More than 1 year ago
A very well put together book.As much information as you could possibly expect to find in a book this size. Great character references & basic origin.I really enjoy having it around to refer to as I need. The book does an awsome job of explaining the characters I do know & want to read about & also intoduces me to many characters I have not seen or heard of. I have always been a huge superhero fan, so if that is your thing too, I do believe you will enjoy browsing through this book time & time again to get basic information. The only way you could expect any more would be to have a book way to big to want to go through.I could not see any characters that did not get a good mention. Even includes team references.
chris2010 More than 1 year ago
The original encylopedia was huge, this updated version has 48 more pages. This book showcases some of the greatest characters in the comics field. Not to be missed for true marvel lovers.
Minnesota_Reader More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my 10 year-old nephew for his birthday and he has been carrying around this tome ever since. I think that it may be attached to him. (His dad really seems to like it, too.) The layout is great, with several heroes/anti-heroes per page and passages that are long enough to give the pertinent info, but not get too drawn out and boring. I am no comic book aficionado, but to my unskilled eye, this seems to be a good reference book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean the title says it all. If you are a marvel fan, and I mean a HUGE marvel fan, this is the book for you! Not only does it has all the characters that I could think of growing up, but also goes into great detail about hhow they lived, up to where they are now. A truly must have!
KYBookworm More than 1 year ago
I had been looking for this book for two years and finally was able to get my hands on it! This was a great purchase for someone who has been addicted to Marvel ever since I was a little boy. The illustrations are mind-blowing and the entries are very informative. They could have fleshed out some of the minor entries a little more but a great volume nonetheless. I would recommend any comic book fan to pick this up.
monabee More than 1 year ago
Gave as a gift. My brother loved it. Great illustration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My nephew and his grandfather loved the gift, great for the young and older generation.
Melanie_Ani More than 1 year ago
It's been wonderfully updated, it's easy to page through and find the character you're interested in. Plus it's got great crossover references. It's a great deal at $40 but it's been on sale on and off for only $20. Absolute bargain!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my best friend who loves his comic books and he absolutely lived this. It gives a look into every character in the marvel universe.
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Pfann08 More than 1 year ago
If you think you are a Marvel fan, have your knowledge be put to the test by reading the Marvel Encyclopedia.
Danielle88 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my boyfriend's birthday and he loves it. We are both avid Marvel Comic fans and this book is best encyclopedia I've seen. The illustrations are awesome, and the information and layout of the pages are great!
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JGage More than 1 year ago
The Marvel Encyclopedia is a great book for quick reference or just to check out all the different Marvel characters. I purchased this to go along with my DC Encyclopedia in order to have a more complete comic book reference system. The illustrations inside were great, ranging from the early 60's to modern, depending on the characters' introduction. All in all, a fun book to have at your fingertips.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read for any comic fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now with all the new superhero movies I can look them up in the encyclopedia before I see the movie. It has everything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very Good Reference Guide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it wasa gift for my husband and he absolutely loves it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use books like this as reference and details about characters that may appear in other readings
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful for peolpe who know Marvel and want to know Marvel
Guest More than 1 year ago
to look up cahaacters
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything Marvel is great!