A mighty history: Building the House of Ideas From the very first issue of pulp impresario Martin Goodman's Marvel Comics in 1939, the comic book creators of Marvel's Golden Age flipped the traditional fantasy script by placing the inhuman and the invincible into the real world. With the likes of the fiery android Human Torch, vengeful sea prince Sub-Mariner, and pip-squeak-turned-paragon Captain America, Marvel created a mythological universe grounded in a world that readers recognize as close to their own, brimming with humor and heartache. In the early 1960s, this audacious approach launched the creation of heroes who have since become household names—Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Avengers, Thor, the X-Men—the list goes on. Fans still celebrate it as the Marvel Age of comics, an era populated by a pantheon of bickering heroes, misunderstood monsters, and noble villains. In celebration of Marvel's 75th anniversary, TASCHEN presents a magnum opus of the most influential comic book publisher today, with an inside look not only at its celebrated characters, but also at the "bullpen" of architects whose names are almost as familiar as the protagonists they brought to life—Stan “the Man” Lee, Jack “King” Kirby, along with a roster of greats like Steve Ditko, John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, and countless others. With essays by comics historian and former Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, this book delves into the heart of thousands of costumed characters who continue to fight the good fight in comics, movies, and toy aisles of the world. The XL-format book includes: • More than 700 pages of near 2,000 images including vintage comic books, one-of-a-kind original art, behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills, as well as rare toys and collectibles • A four-foot accordion-fold timeline, suitable for framing! • Biographies of more than 300 artists, writers, editors, and famous fans who helped shape Marvel's history © MARVEL
Author: Alan Cowsill, DK Publishing, Adi Granov
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Celebrating the greatest cover art over Marvel Comics' 75-year history. Showcasing the most striking, inspiring and unusual comic cover art in Marvel's 75-year history. Marvel Comics Cover Art reveals a gallery of iconic covers featuring all your favourite super heroes from Spider-Man and Iron Man to the Avengers. Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics this beautiful poster book is perfect for any avid Marvel fan.
The Marvel of Age of Comics: 1961-1978 takes you through nearly two decades of titanic creativity by Marvel's architects. Fans still celebrate the House of Ideas for its pantheon of "heroes with problems," misunderstood monsters, and noble villains who populated a world readers recognized as close to their own. The Marvel Age of Comics is a behind-the-scenes treasure trove, curated from TASCHEN's 75 years of Marvel Comics, including hundreds of images and insider insights to explore the making of these groundbreaking heroes and the legendary writers and artists who brought them to life.--book jacket
New compilation of comic books from the early years of Wonder Woman detailing her involvement in WW2. First time ever look at Wonder Woman in this view of war. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded such a passionate following.
New compilation of comic books from the early years of Superman detailing his involvement in WW2. First time ever look at Superman in this view of war. Superman was not like any previous comic book character. He was the first costumed man with two identities, who possessed extraordinary strength and powers. He would protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He was not the first super hero, but the Man of Steel would become the prototype for all super heroes thereafter.
The Crown Jewel of Comics The DC universe as never seen before In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1-the first comic book with all-new, original material-at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time-the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics. More than 2,000 images-covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles-are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company's history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing, alongside year-by-year timelines and biographies of DC legends. The original XL edition of 75 Years of DC Comics was winner of the 2011 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Comics-Related Book of the Year. This new edition brings you all the same DC glory in a more compact format.
In late 1939, the fledgling Timely Comics published MARVEL COMICS #1 - introducing the Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more to an unsuspecting populace. Seventy-five years later, Marvel Comics has become a world-renowned multi media empire, home to some of the most recognizable and beloved fictional characters ever known. Now, the cream of the crop is presented in one deluxe, oversized hardcover! That's right, it's the best of the best from Marvel's 75-year publishing history - from the Golden Age to Marvel NOW! - as chosen by you, the loyal fans! So face front, True Believers, and prepare to relive 75 years of greatness as only Mighty Marvel could do it! Collecting: Captain America Comics (1941) 1; Fantastic Four (1961) 1, 48-50, 285; Amazing Fantasy (1962) 15; Hulk (1962) 1; Avengers (1963) 1, 57; Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 31-33, 50, 121-122, 248; Incredible Hulk (1968) 181; Giant-Size X-Men 1; X-Men (1963) 141; Uncanny X-Men (1981) 142; Daredevil (1964) 181; Marvel Graphic Novel 1, 5; Thor (1966) 337; Marvels 1; X-Men Alpha; Thunderbolts (1997) 1; Amazing Spider-Man (1999) 36, 700; The Ultimates (2002) 1; Captain America (2005) 25; Hawkeye (2012) 11
New compilation of comic books from the early years of Batman detailing his involvement in WW2. First time ever look at Batman in this view of war. Batman, created in 1939, the caped crusader, lone mysterious vigilante, brooding anti hero. He was a great detective and solved crime in Gotham City. Here we see him battling Hitler and fighting the war.
"In June of 1938, Action Comics debuted with a new kind of comic book character on its cover: A costumed man with two identities, who possesed extraordinary strength and powers, a man able to protect the public when ordinary measures would not do. He wasnot the first super hero, but the Man of Steel would become the protoype for all super heroes thereafter. Superman's story, and those of Batman, Wonder Woman, and hundreds of other DC Comics chacters are all told inThe Golden Age of DC Comics. The singlemost comprehensive book on the subject, this volume traces the company's first decades, from its pulp origins up to the comic book burnings of the McCarthy '50s in over 400 pages bursting with comics, art, comics, photographs, and more comics. Plus an exclusive interview with legendary Sgt. Rock/Hawkman artist Joe Kubert!."--Dust jacket.
Collects original comic book artwork that depicts the 1950s science fiction rebirth of DC Comics' most significant characters, a time that "rebooted" the Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman, and was the impetus for the Batman television series.
The Marvel Vault
Author: Roy Thomas, Peter Sanderson
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Ten years after its initial successful publication, The Marvel Vault is due for an update. New text and images chronicle how Marvel has channelled its singular storytelling into a blockbuster movie studio, even as it has stayed true to its hallowed roots in the comics world. This updated edition features 16 new pages that focus on Marvel's history and core stories, plus an envelope containing removable documents.
Author: Brian Wood
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
A father and daughter continue their epic quest for revenge against the ruthless Vikings that destroyed their lives. New dangers await them as, under siege from the Forty Swords, they move toward the mountains. Driven by revenge for their murdered village, Elsbeth and Dag have been hunting those responsible: the criminal Forty Swords. But as winter falls and the enemy retaliates, the father and daughter fall back to a mountain refuge populated by religious fanatics and make a stand there.
The Bronze Age of DC Comics
Author: Paul Levitz, Dennis O'Neil, Josh Baker, Nina Wiener
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
A history of DC Comics during the Bronze Age of comic books—a period from 1970 to 1985 when comic books tackled the tough social issues of the day—features insightful essays; hundreds of full-color illustrations, photos, film stills and collectibles; and an original interview with Green Lantern/Green Arrow writer Denny O'Neil.
The Rise of the Mutants The X factor of the Marvel Universe They debuted in 1963, but weren't the instant sensations that the Fantastic Four or Spider-Man had been; twenty years later, they were the most exciting (or x-citing!) property in comics. Fans couldn't get enough of Wolverine! Storm! Cyclops! Beast! Nightcrawler! Jean Grey! Not to mention Professor X, and his nemesis, Magneto! The X-Men brought a level of nuance and storytelling sophistication that hadn't been seen in mainstream comics, and now, with thousands of comics, and ten feature films to date, the X-Men have cemented their place as one of the greatest super hero teams in history. With 192 pages of images, and text by Roy Thomas, The Little Book of the X-Men will be your favorite guide to comics' greatest mutant team! Text in English, French, and German
The Marvel Vault
Author: Roy Thomas, Peter Sanderson
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
A collector's guide to Marvel Comics chronicles the history of the company from 1939 to the present day in a series of historic, rare, and never-before-seen memorabilia and ephemera, in a volume complemented by more than thirty plastic-encased archival gems that include holiday cards, a program for the first comics convention, early sketches, and more. 75,000 first printing.