Marvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover Art by Dorling DkMarvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover Art by Dorling Dk

Marvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover Art

byDorling Dk

Hardcover | August 18, 2014

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Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics Cover Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault.

With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel's 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world. Featuring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, as well as the writers and artists who gave them life, including Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, this book brings together the beloved Marvel characters like no other has done before.

Spreads feature blown-up versions of the beautiful comic art capturing every detail while captioning facts and information about each cover's artist, storyline, and history. Marvel Comics Cover Art is the only book of its kind to span the breadth of Marvel's cover art and is an imperative addition to any collection.

Title:Marvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 14.25 × 10.5 × 1.63 inPublished:August 18, 2014Publisher:DKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1465420401

ISBN - 13:9781465420404

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from For die hards This is a large, handsome book for die hard fans and historians. This pretty much covers Marvel's entire history back from when it was known as Timely Comics in WW2 to modern day.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the aspiring comic historian! Whether an amateur reader or seasoned collector, this book will remind you of why Marvel is the King of Comics! Replete with a broad selection from amongst the greatest comic book covers in their 75-year, rich repertoire, you will be awed by the brilliance and beauty contained herein––you might actually even own one or more of these gems... if your lucky!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's so beautiful :') I don't even know what else to say - it's just so beautiful :') It's so fascinating to see how comic books have progressed over the years. You appreciate all the hand-made work Creators made in the past before softwares existed in the realm of comics. Don't get me wrong - I love digital work too! But the nostalgia and simplicity from the older comic art is something you can't replace. Having the illustrations printed on a book makes the experience in appreciating how it began a lot deeper.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvel Comics - 75 Years of Cover Art Fan Expo? Well, the term Comic Con might be more familiar to you, but Fan Expo Canada is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America! And its happening Sept 3-6 in Toronto this year. You might be saying to yourself - Luanne are you going? Umm, no, not my thing (although Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead is going be there....) But boy, oh boy is it up my husband's alley! DK Canada is also going to be there - and in anticipation, they've put together a great selection of books in their Fan Expo Boutique. "Want to find out more about the Avengers impressive roster of members? (Was Ant-Man ever a member?) Do you feel the urge to brush up on your Star Wars backstory in anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars The Force Awakens? (who did R4-P17 belong to?) Each of the titles here are perfect for fans who want to discover more about their favourite heroes, villains, TV shows and films! Fully illustrated with fantastic archival photographs and illustrations and expertly annotated text, these are books to fuel any fan's love." And fans are going to love Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art. My husband did! The book is arranged chronologically, starting with covers and superheros from 1938 right through to 2013. Each entry has a full colour picture of the comic cover, accompanied by a blurb detailing the year, the artist and the significance of each. (Note: not every cover is a full page - some are two up.) I loved comics when I was younger as, I had access to a young uncle's collection from the 1950's. I must admit - I ended up picking up the book a number of times and flipping through, and then I just went back and started at the beginning. It's absolutely fascinating to see the evolution of cover art from pre-war years to the current movie craze. Many I recognized, but there were some I'd never heard of - how about Patsy Walker who evolved into Hellcat? Or Millie the Model - I'd love to own this one. My husband was all over the ones he remembers - The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, Spiderman, X-Men and a host of others. And some were new to him - Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy!? (I was called over many times to 'see') DK books are always quality - thick glossy stock, vivid, true colours, great information - and addicting. Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art is, well, simply marvelous. It's a great coffee table book - and everyone who has visited in the last few weeks has picked it and found something they just have to comment on. 75 Years of Cover Art comes in a tough protective sleeve and also has two prints included that could be framed. Hubby's rating - five star. (And I thought it was pretty great too!)
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have If you're fan of Marvel, comic books in general, or art, this book is filled with some of the best. Filled with covers from the gold to modern age, this showcases a gorgeous array of comic book art and is not to be missed. I love it and so happy I got it!
Date published: 2014-10-02

Editorial Reviews

"This book will make any coffee table or bookshelf look better — when you're not poring through it yourself." – "In a new commemorative book titled Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art (DK Publishing; $50), editor and author Alan Cowsill describes the groundbreaking approach that allowed the company to humanize its superheroes." – Wall Street Journal "I'd be a fool to tell you I was a Marvel Comics expert. That being said, I can spend hours idly leafing through art from the Golden and Silver Age — and that's exactly what's been happening with this super-sized art book from DK Publishing." – Wired "Marvel book of covers is a treasure." – Cleveland Plain Dealer "This wonderful collection takes in great covers that depict not only wonderful art, but meaningful stories." – The New Orleans Advocate "Marvel Comics 75 Years of Cover Art is a must-have tome that will likely be treasured for decades to come…" – "Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art is a must-have book that will leave even casual Marvel readers exclaiming, 'Excelsior!'" – Giga Geek Magazine "Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art is a book that will be enjoyed and treasured by comic book fans of all ages. Highly recommended." – First Comics News "[T]his book does a great job presenting this fantastic artwork." – GamerPops "Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art by Alan Cowsill is a super collection of covers from 75 years of the company." – Publishers Weekly "With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel's 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world." –