Marvel Encyclopedia by Matt ForbeckMarvel Encyclopedia by Matt Forbeck

Marvel Encyclopedia

byMatt Forbeck

Hardcover | March 17, 2014

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Bring the Marvel Universe home with this all-inclusive encyclopedia detailing little-known facts and information about more than 1,200 iconic Marvel characters.

Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics, the Marvel Encyclopedia features new entries on the latest characters and teams, updated facts on existing ones including their latest looks and story lines, and expanded entries on major superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and The Avengers. Special double-page features have also been added highlighting recent major crossover events in the Marvel Universe, such as Fear Itself, and the Marvel Now series.

The book is packed with comic book imagery and organized in an easy-to-find A-Z style. says, "This coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match."

The Marvel Encyclopedia is an essential book for new fans and for anyone who grew up loving the excitement, heroism, and humor if the Marvel Universe.

© 2016 MARVEL

Title:Marvel EncyclopediaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 12.15 × 10.3 × 1.4 inPublished:March 17, 2014Publisher:DKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1465415939

ISBN - 13:9781465415936

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Date published: 2015-10-07
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Editorial Reviews

"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." –'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." –'s Geek Dad blog "[T]his coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match." –