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5.0 out of 5 stars Over 200 characters and pages of facts
I bought this book for my 6 year old son who is a big fan of Marvel. The book is not however aimed at children and is written as an adult book. The book has over 200 pages and character descriptions/facts etc and is well written and nicely illustrated.

The book is based on The Avengers and not all Marvel characters are therefore included - but still well worth...
Published on 29 Jun 2011 by M. Hollands

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite the Ultimate Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Villains, Though Still a Satisfying Attempt!
The Avengers, the most widely known team of superheroes in the Marvel Universe, made their comic book debut in September of 1963 in their first eponymous publication series The Avengers #1, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in response to DC Comics' Justice League of America. This first incarnation consisted of founding members Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Wasp and the...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book, 21 Dec 2013
This review is from: Marvel Avengers The Ultimate Character Guide (Dk) (Hardcover)
This book is so cool, has pretty much everything in it about characters, all the photos and drawings are exactly like the comics which is really cool as well! Would totally recommend to any marvel fan!
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!, 31 Jan 2014
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very cool book! Contains lots of characters and their bio and other info! would have liked more tho as its only one character per page. Im looking for faults, otherwise this is a great great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvel Avengers Character Encyclopedia, 1 Jun 2013
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K. L. Naylor "karen naylor" (West Yorkshire, UK) - See all my reviews
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Bought this for my son who is a huge superhero fan. He has not put it down since I got it, checking facts etc. whilst watching programmes/movies that feature these characters.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite the Ultimate Guide to Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Villains, Though Still a Satisfying Attempt!, 24 July 2013
This review is from: Marvel Avengers The Ultimate Character Guide (Dk) (Hardcover)
The Avengers, the most widely known team of superheroes in the Marvel Universe, made their comic book debut in September of 1963 in their first eponymous publication series The Avengers #1, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in response to DC Comics' Justice League of America. This first incarnation consisted of founding members Ant-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the Wasp and the Hulk, and has since had a vast array of the Marvel superhero community on their roster, as well as several splinter groups and off-shoots (such as the West Coast Avengers and, more recently, the New Avengers). Over the many years of various Avengers-related titles and storylines, with an increasing roster number and rogues gallery, it is fair to say that compiling a database of such for the mass market would be no easy feat. In fact, for that such publication, it is probably best to explore 'The Marvel Encyclopedia', that contains a vast amount of information pertaining to each character within the Marvel Universe, not just focusing on the Avengers, but other teams, solo adventurers etc.
The 'Avengers Ultimate Character Guide', originally released by DK in 2010 and, again, in 2012 (the edition on which this review is based) only partially lives up to its name, with over 200 character profiles presented in alphabetical order from Amadeus Cho to Yondu. Let it be stressed that this most certainly is not a guide to each and every character within the Marvel Universe. DK has released a picturesque character guide focusing on the Avengers team within Marvel lore, and this does not involve information and people from other teams and publications therein. Such a feat would most definitely require a lot more than two hundred pages to do so. Characters that are not included, such as Deadpool and Jean Grey, for instance, are not included because they seem to have limited connections to the Avengers team, even though they have extremely important places within the mainstream Marvel Universe of Earth-616.
Each profile has a (very) brief summary of the character's overview/origins, two pop-ups of certain major events in that character's publication history, their vital statistics and a power ranking, which ranks their strength and fighting skills etc., along with an almost page-spread portrait of the character in question. For me, this publication acts as a handy index to explore very brief profiles of characters that have been in the Avengers spotlight over the years. There is information that is left out regarding past and present epic storylines, but owing to the limited page count this is partly expected.
With the 'Avengers Assemble' live-action Hollywood blockbuster having a huge impact on comic-book media circles, I sense that the 'Marvel' Avengers' Ultimate Character Guide' is aimed mostly at the younger reader, owing to the quite simple language used and the limited amount of information relating to the more violent aspects within the Avengers' long- standing publication history. Information that could be considered a little controversial in a character guide for young readers is left out; for example, on the two profile pages belonging to Hulkling and Wiccan of the Young Avengers, there is no mention of them being in a gay relationship.
All in all, I consider the 'Marvel Avengers' Ultimate Character Guide' a nice little companion to the many other DK released tomes exploring many other media franchises, such as rival DC Comics and Star Wars, amongst others. Also, Avengers fans old and new will find it an interesting piece of light reading in wake of the success regarding the live-action 'Avengers Assemble' movie, giving the reader a sense of the enormous character scope within the film's comic-book roots.
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4.0 out of 5 stars really good value for money!, 18 Jan 2014
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After reading the previous reviews I was very spectical buying the book. however after getting now I must say I am very pleased I did, the size of the book is very nice its not as big as I thought it be so its very nice especially if you wanted to take it around with you when travelin etc. I bought the book when it was on sale and definitely would say its value for money, to be honest even at full price it is worth it.
The only down fall I would say about the book is that there are a couple if spelling mistakes and errors with the conversion between the two different weights they show ( lb - kg).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 15 Dec 2013
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I bought this as a replacement present for a friend as other didn't come in time. It was loads better than the one I originally ordered and she will love it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, great price, 10 May 2013
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This book is great if you are just getting in to the world of Marvel or even if you want a quick reference for who's who in the Avengers. Loved it and a great price too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift, 9 Jan 2013
This review is from: Marvel Avengers The Ultimate Character Guide (Dk) (Hardcover)
This was a birthday present for a man in his 20s- he is a big marvel fan so this book went down a treat. Great gift idea for someone who loves marvel. Great price too
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent xmas pressie, 5 Jan 2013
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Bought this with my Godson in mind and bought one for my son to. Fab present and I didn't even know there was a Thor Girl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing marvel book !!!!, 25 Dec 2012
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this is a great marvel book anyone who is interested in marvel stuff should get this its brilliant, very good quality !
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