Marvel Encyclopedia

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756655303
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 399
  • Sales rank: 15,719
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.
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  • Posted March 12, 2010

    Marvel source

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2009

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    Massive and complete

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2010

    My nephew LOVED this

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2010

    marvel encyclopedia!!!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    MARVEL-ous!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    Great gift for a Marvel Fan

    Gave as a gift. My brother loved it. Great illustration.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Great Gift!

    My nephew and his grandfather loved the gift, great for the young and older generation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Perfect Compendium

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Perfect gift for marvel comic book lover

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Great info!

    If you think you are a Marvel fan, have your knowledge be put to the test by reading the Marvel Encyclopedia.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    Great Gift or Addition to Collection

    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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  • Posted October 28, 2012

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    Great reference book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    A great read for any comic fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    marvel

    it wasa gift for my husband and he absolutely loves it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Love books!

    Everything Marvel is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    "As Good As I t Gets."

    Very Good Reference Guide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Exactly how it should be.

    Now with all the new superhero movies I can look them up in the encyclopedia before I see the movie. It has everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    awesome book

    to look up cahaacters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Don't Judge Book by Cover

    Wonderful for peolpe who know Marvel and want to know Marvel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    appropriate as it does cover all Marvel

    I use books like this as reference and details about characters that may appear in other readings

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