Marvel Encyclopedia

Marvel Encyclopedia : The Definitive Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe

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Bring the Marvel Universe home with this all-inclusive encyclopedia detailing little-known facts and information about more than 1,200 iconic Marvel characters.

Created in full collaboration with Marvel Comics, the Marvel Encyclopedia features new entries on the latest characters and teams, updated facts on existing ones including their latest looks and story lines, and expanded entries on major superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and The Avengers. Special double-page features have also been added highlighting recent major crossover events in the Marvel Universe, such as Fear Itself, and the Marvel Now series.

The book is packed with comic book imagery and organized in an easy-to-find A-Z style. says, "This coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can't quite match."

The Marvel Encyclopedia is an essential book for new fans and for anyone who grew up loving the excitement, heroism, and humor if the Marvel Universe.

(c) 2016 MARVEL
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Product details

  • Hardback | 439 pages
  • 269.24 x 317.5 x 38.1mm | 2,585.46g
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Updated, Expanded ed.
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1465415939
  • 9781465415936
  • 7,747

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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." -'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." -
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About Matt Forbeck

Matt Forbeck has been writing and designing games, novels, comics, and more for more than 20 years. His recent work includes Blood Bowl: Killer Contract, Mutant Chronicles, More Forbidden Knowledge, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing Superheroes & Villains, the Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law video game, and Marvel Heroes Battle Dice.Daniel Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters, as well as more than a dozen other science-fiction guidebooks. He updated DK's Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide and was an author on both The DC Comics Encyclopedia and The Marvel Encyclopedia. He is also a regular contributor to Star Wars Insider magazine. Daniel is an avid comic book reader and genre fan.
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