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Marvel Encyclopedia (updated edition) Hardcover – 3 Mar 2014

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: DK Children (3 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409345734
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409345732
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 3.6 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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." - Wired.com'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." - Wired.com's Geek Dad blog

"[T]his coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match." - PopMatters.com

"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." Wired.com'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." Wired.com's Geek Dad blog

"[T]his coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match." PopMatters.com" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Bought as a birthday gift for my soon-to-be 16 year old niece/Goddaughter who has recently become a Marvel fanatic. It's a huge book featuring beautiful illustrations and the most thorough descriptions. A great guide for anyone with even a hint of Marvel-ism about them. I nearly kept it for myself, but decided to console myself with a plan to buy it for my son... Even though he's only two years old :o)
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The most complete marvel characters guide i ve seen around. Totally recommended for all super heroes lovers.
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I haven't seen the previous editions but this one has all the heroes, all the villains and some of the most well known stories.

For those enjoying the movies and engaged with the story arcs, this book provides a wonderful background. I bought this for my Son and for myself and we both enjoy looking through it.

I also have the DC Encyclopaedia which, while good, isn't as good as this.
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By S P Mead TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Jun. 2016
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This is an immense book, at 440 pages in length, and is truly comprehensive. It's the 'updated and expanded' edition of the "Marvel Encyclopedia" by DK books. It's a hardback publication, and comes with a dustjacket. It's purpose is to provide information on the characters of the Marvel Universe, and it's written by a team of contributors. Additionally, there's a short introduction by Stan Lee.

This is a deluxe volume - with glossy pages. The quality of the artwork is fantastic, and there are literally hundreds of drawings. All the characters and most of the important events are outlined. Minor characters receive only a short amount of space, whereas major characters (e.g. Spider-Man) receive between one to six pages dedicated to them. Overall, the level of detail is impressive.

This book concerns the Marvel characters as they are known in the comic-books (not the live-action films). There's a wealth of information presented, and any fan of Marvel ought to find this book a joy to read.
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OMG this book is my nerd dream, it has information on every marvel character and event that has ever happened in the marvel comic book universe. I never knew that all the different teams like avengers, guardians of the galaxy, fantastic 4 and the x-men are all somehow connected in some way or another.
It has so much information about everything it going to take me forever to read it all, and thats my ONLY criticism.
I'm absolutely in love with this book, i definitely was not exception it to be this good and in-depth.
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This is a brilliant collection of all of the Marvel characters. There are write ups of all of the characters included, along with summaries of the most important stories. This is good value and contains lots of information.
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Bought this as a very last minute gift for my fiance. He loves all things Marvel and DC and when this turned up at 8pm express on the day he was very happy. Worth paying £20 for it as most stores charge 30. I payed £10 on express delivery which I wouldn't recommend unless your desperate. Book is full of info, lots of pictures and is really interesting.
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A must have present to give to a Marvel fan. They will not be disappointed whether they be the young fans or the older ones. Fantastic illustrations. The quality is brilliant. The price is absolutely fantastic and I would recommend it as a christmas present to any Marvel fan out there. Arrived in plenty of time and the packaging was adequate.
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