Marvel Encyclopedia by Matt ForbeckMarvel Encyclopedia by Matt Forbeck

Marvel Encyclopedia

byMatt Forbeck

Hardcover | October 5, 2009

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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 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.
Title:Marvel EncyclopediaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 12.09 × 10.2 × 1.41 inPublished:October 5, 2009Publisher:Dorling KindersleyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0756655307

ISBN - 13:9780756655303

Appropriate for ages: 10 - 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book I honestly bought this book to redraw (for personal use) some of the characters without knowing much of them except for the most popular ones of course! When I got the book, I quickly opened it to find myself not really looking at the (magnificent) images, but reading their descriptions and when they first appeared etc. To me, this book is filled with wonders although I never really had a "crush" on Marvel and their characters. Today, I find myself adoring each and everyone of them. If you like Marvel in the first place, then buying this book is the greatest thing you can possibly do. Everything is well written, easy to understand, and in case you don't remember who "Hammerhead" is for example, you look it up in the H's and you'll see his name, photo's and data. Great book to buy, it's a must have!
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Very great book.It has a lot of information on some great characters in the marvel universe. The art work is amazing and it is totally worth purchasing. It is a must have for any collector.
Date published: 2012-06-01

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." –