Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art

Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art

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Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics Cover Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault.

With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel's 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world. Featuring the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, as well as the writers and artists who gave them life, including Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, this book brings together the beloved Marvel characters like no other has done before.



Spreads feature blown-up versions of the beautiful comic art capturing every detail while captioning facts and information about each cover's artist, storyline, and history. Marvel Comics Cover Art is the only book of its kind to span the breadth of Marvel's cover art and is an imperative addition to any collection.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 262 x 358 x 41mm | 3,062g
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1465420401
  • 9781465420404
  • 548,043

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"This book will make any coffee table or bookshelf look better -- when you're not poring through it yourself." - GeekDad.com

"In a new commemorative book titled Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art (DK Publishing; $50), editor and author Alan Cowsill describes the groundbreaking approach that allowed the company to humanize its superheroes." - Wall Street Journal



"I'd be a fool to tell you I was a Marvel Comics expert. That being said, I can spend hours idly leafing through art from the Golden and Silver Age -- and that's exactly what's been happening with this super-sized art book from DK Publishing." - Wired



"Marvel book of covers is a treasure." - Cleveland Plain Dealer



"This wonderful collection takes in great covers that depict not only wonderful art, but meaningful stories." - The New Orleans Advocate



"Marvel Comics 75 Years of Cover Art is a must-have tome that will likely be treasured for decades to come..." - Nerdvana.com



"Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art is a must-have book that will leave even casual Marvel readers exclaiming, 'Excelsior!'" - Giga Geek Magazine



"Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art is a book that will be enjoyed and treasured by comic book fans of all ages. Highly recommended." - First Comics News



"[T]his book does a great job presenting this fantastic artwork." - GamerPops



"Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art by Alan Cowsill is a super collection of covers from 75 years of the company." - Publishers Weekly



"With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel's 75-year history, DK brings together an unforgettable gallery spotlighting the most iconic covers along with never-before-seen concept art from all over the world." - ThinkGeek.net
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About DK

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK's extensive children's list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO(R) books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
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