The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000431118

Total Pages:128

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A detailed study of the history and long-lasting influence of Marvel Comics, this book explores the ways Marvel’s truly unique comic book world reflects real world issues and controversies alongside believable, psychologically-motivated characters. The book examines a decades-long dual focus on both tight-knit continuity and real-world fidelity that makes the Marvel Universe a unique entity amongst imaginary worlds. Although there have been many books and articles that analyze each of these aspects of the Marvel Universe, the unique focus of this book is on how those two aspects have interwoven over the course of Marvel’s history, and the ways in which both have been used as storytelling engines that have fueled the entire imaginary world of Marvel Comics. Andrew J. Friedenthal has crafted a groundbreaking, engaging, and thoughtful examination of how this particular story world combines intricate world-building with responsiveness to real world events, which will be of interest to scholars and enthusiasts of not just comics studies, but also the fields of transmedia studies and imaginary worlds.

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The Marvel Book

Author:DK,Stephen Wiacek

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1465496017

Total Pages:256

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One Marvel book to guide them all. If you want to understand how the Marvel Comics Universe works, The Marvel Book is the only book you need. It is a unique exploration of the vast, interconnected Marvel Comics Multiverse from its beginnings to the end of everything and beyond. From iconic Super Heroes such as the Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Black Panther, to revolutionary technology like Iron Man's : and S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarriers, to enduring villains such as Thanos and Loki, The Marvel Book explores the key concepts, characters, and events that have defined and shaped Marvel Comics over the past 80 years. Meticulously researched and expertly written, The Marvel Book is packed with vivid, carefully sourced artwork, illuminating infographics, and incisive, specially curated essays that shed new light on the myriad wonders of the Marvel Comics universe. The book's content is divided into key subject areas-The Multiverse, Science and Technology, War and Peace, Cosmic Forces, Magic and the Supernatural, and Alternate Realities-that form the foundations of Marvel Comics. The Marvel Book is a revealing and invaluable roadmap to a boundless comics universe that no Marvel fan will want to miss! © 2019 MARVEL

Marvel Greatest Comics

Author:Melanie Scott,Stephen Wiacek

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0744037735

Total Pages:256

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100 Marvel comics that built a universe. Which comic books have helped define Marvel Comics and make them the pop-culture phenomenon they are today? Find out in Marvel Greatest Comics, a compelling showcase of some of the most trailblazing and inspiring comic books ever created. From the groundbreaking original Human Torch and his aquatic adversary Namor, the Sub-Mariner in 1939 to the game-changing 1960s Super Hero icons such as Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four, to smart modern makeovers in the 21st century like Guardians of the Galaxy and Squirrel Girl, Marvel have set the pace. This book's specially curated and expertly appraised selection is a stunningly illustrated and insightful assessment of Marvel Comics and its legacy through the comics that made the company great. These are the comics that changed the face of an industry. These are Marvel's greatest comics. © 2020 MARVEL

Marvel Comics 1

Author:Carl Burgos,Paul Gustavson,Bill Everett,Al Anders,Art Pinajian,Ben Thompson,Roy Thomas,Alex Ross,Steve Darnall

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302514539

Total Pages:232

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Collects Marvel Comics #1, Saga of the Original Human Torch #1, Marvels #0 and Marvel Comics #1 70th Anniversary Edition. The book that kicked off the Marvel Universe back in 1939 - presented in glorious hardcover, with an extensive array of special features! MARVEL COMICS #1 promised action, mystery and adventure - and it delivered! The original android Human Torch blazed his way into readers' hearts, and Namor the Sub-Mariner made a big splash! Golden Age pulp star Ka-Zar swung into comics, and costumed detective the Angel made his debut! Plus: Western adventures with the Masked Raider - and terror in the jungle! And from this one issue, published 80 years ago, grew the entire Marvel Universe! Now, MARVEL COMICS #1 is collected along with retrospective stories, bonus artwork, insightful essays and more!

Marvel Comics

Author:Sean Howe

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062314696

Total Pages:496

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An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers—also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen." Entrusted to carry on tradition, Marvel's contributors—impoverished child prodigies, hallucinating peaceniks, and mercenary careerists among them—struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby, the World War II veteran who'd co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company's marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debates. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, reformed criminals, unlikely alliances, and third-act betrayals— a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's history.

Marvel Comics 1000 Collection

Author:Various

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:130251993X

Total Pages:128

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Collects Marvel Comics (2019) #1000-1001. Eighty years! An army of legendary creators! One story! In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary, we have gathered the greatest array of talent ever to be assembled between two covers! Names from the past, the present and even the future! Every page is filled with all-new work from this cavalcade of comics luminaries! A mystery threads throughout the Marvel Universe — one that began in MARVEL COMICS #1 and unites a disparate array of heroes and villains throughout the decades! What is the Eternity Mask? And who is responsible for the conspiracy to keep it hidden? As secrets are peeled away, answers await the entirety of the Marvel Universe! The landmark event is collected together with an awesome assortment of bonus features!

Marvel Comics

Author:Chris Claremont,David Michelinie,G. Willow Wilson,J. Michael Straczynski,Jim Zub,Joe Simon,John Ney Rieber,Marjorie Liu,Peter David,Scott Lobdell,Stan Lee,Steve Gerber,Zeb Wells

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302521004

Total Pages:320

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The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window ? from the moment Captain America charged into battle in World War II to the present day! Marvel?s characters face relevant and real-life issues alongside their extraordinary adventures ? from grappling with alcoholism to participating in politics to celebrating diversity and everything in between! These powerful stories from Marvel?s 80-year history feature iconic heroes tackling heavy-hitting subjects including drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more. Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #97, HOWARD THE DUCK (1976) #8, IRON MAN (1968) #128, NEW MUTANTS (1983) #45, ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #106, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #303, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #420, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #36, CAPTAIN AMERICA (2002) #1, ASTONISHING X-MEN (2004) #51, MS. MARVEL (2015) #13, CHAMPIONS (2016) #24 and material from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #2 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #583.

Maestro

Author:Peter David

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302938584

Total Pages:120

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Call him the Maestro! In a broken future, the man once known as the Hulk is now neither man nor Hulk. After deposing Dystopia's ancient ruler, the Maestro sets his sights even higher. It's time everyone left on the ravaged planet Earth recognized their one true god! But the Maestro isn't the only would-be immortal left - and if he wants to truly dominate the globe, he'll have to face the most powerful beings left in creation. The Pantheon sees all - including a Hulk too powerful to leave alive! And just when his former allies have him on the ropes, the Maestro's true enemy shows his face at last - and nobody's going to like the future he has planned! Peter David continues the tale he began decades ago in the legendary HULK: FUTURE IMPERFECT! Collects MAESTRO: WAR AND PAX #1-5.

Marvel Comics

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Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302514350

Total Pages:320

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Collects Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #97, Howard The Duck (1976) #8, Iron Man (1968) #128, New Mutants (1983) #45, Alpha Flight (1983) #106, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #303, Incredible Hulk (1968) #420, Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #36, Captain America (2002) #1, Astonishing X-Men (2004) #51, Ms. Marvel (2015) #13, Champions (2016) #24 and material from Captain America Comics #2, Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #583. The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window — from the moment Captain America charged into battle in World War II, to the present day! Marvel’s characters face relevant and real-life issues alongside their extraordinary adventures — from grappling with alcoholism, to participating in politics, to celebrating diversity and everything in between! These powerful stories from Marvel’s 80-year history feature iconic heroes tackling heavy-hitting subjects including drug abuse, teen suicide, HIV, terrorism, school shootings and more.

History Of The Marvel Universe

Author:Mark Waid

Publisher:

ISBN:

Total Pages:216

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It’s the greatest tale ever told — and you’ve never seen it like this! Writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Rodríguez weave together a sprawling, interconnected web of stories into one seamless narrative that takes you from the dawn of the Marvel Universe all the way to its end! Far more than a collection of moments you may already know, this is a new tale featuring previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting dozens of threads from Marvel’s past and present! From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping saga covers every significant Marvel event, providing fresh looks at characters of all eras!

X-Men By Jonathan Hickman

Author:Jonathan Hickman

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302935062

Total Pages:120

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Collects X-Men (2019) #7-11. Mutants are forever! The Resurrection Protocols have changed everything for Homo superior. No longer can humans’ hate and fear take mutants’ lives from them. But what else has it changed? What does the Crucible mean for the souls of mutantkind? Meanwhile, the New Mutants are back from space — and they’ve brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Starjammers! The Shi’ar Imperial Guard! But what do they all want? And as the events of EMPYRE are felt on Earth, the Summers family finds that some unexpected new neighbors have moved in next to their Krakoan home on the moon! All that plus…the trees are killing the children?! You’ll have to see it to believe it! Red-hot writer Jonathan Hickman continues his stunning reinvention of the X-Men!

BLACK PANTHER: TALES OF WAKANDA

Author:Sheree Thomas,Nikki Giovanni,Tananarive Due,Cadwell Turnbull

Publisher:Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN:1789095697

Total Pages:512

Viewed:1643

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A ground-breaking anthology celebrating Marvel’s beloved Black Panther and his home of Wakanda, penned by an all-star cast of authors such as Sheree Renée Thomas and Nikki Giovanni. T’Challa faces the gods of his parents. Vampires stalk Shuri and a Dora Milaje in voodoo-laced New Orleans. Erik Killmonger grapples with racism, Russian spies, and his own origins. Eighteen brand-new tales of Wakanda, its people, and its legacy. The first mainstream superhero of African descent, the Black Panther has attracted readers of all races and colors who see in the King of Wakanda reflections of themselves. Storytellers from across the African Diaspora—some already literary legends, others who are rising stars—have created for this collection original works inspired by the world of the Panther and its inhabitants. With guest stars including Storm, Monica Rambeau, Namor, and Jericho Drumm, these are stories of yesterday and today, of science and magic, of faith and love. These are the tales of a king and his country. These are the legends whispered in the jungle, myths of the unconquered men and women and the land they love. These are the Tales of Wakanda. Featuring stories by Linda D. Addison, Maurice Broaddus, Christopher Chambers, Milton J. Davis, Tananarive Due, Nikki Giovanni, Harlan James, Danian Jerry, Kyoko M., L.L. McKinney, Temi Oh, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Glenn Parris, Alex Simmons, Sheree Renée Thomas, Cadwell Turnbull and Troy L. Wiggins.

X-Men

Author:Jason Aaron,Brian Michael Bendis,Brian Wood

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302368931

Total Pages:224

Viewed:1962

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Collects All-New X-Men #16-17, Uncanny X-Men #12-13, Wolverine & The X-Men #36-37, X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1-2, X-Men #5-6.

Marvel Comics into Film

Author:Matthew J. McEniry,,Robert Moses Peaslee,Robert G. Weiner

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476624119

Total Pages:280

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Marvel Studios’ approach to its Cinematic Universe—beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)—has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen. This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical, textual and cultural context of the larger cinematic Marvel universe, including serials, animated films, television movies, non–U.S. versions of Marvel characters, films that feature characters licensed by Marvel, and the contemporary Cinematic Universe as conceived by Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. Films analyzed include Transformers (1986), Howard the Duck (1986), Blade (1998), Planet Hulk (2010), Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013), Elektra (2005), the Conan the Barbarian franchise (1982–1990), Ultimate Avengers (2006) and Ghost Rider (2007).

Marvel Comicsäó» Civil War and the Age of Terror

Author:Kevin Michael Scott

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476622183

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1684

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Marvel Comics has an established tradition of addressing relevant real-life issues facing the American public. With the publication of Civil War (2006–2007), a seven-issue crossover storyline spanning the Marvel universe, they focused on contemporary anxieties such as terrorism and threats to privacy and other civil liberties. This collection of new essays explores the Civil War series and its many tie-in titles from the perspectives of history, political science, sociology, psychology, literary criticism, philosophy, law and education. The contributors provide a close reading of the series’ main theme—the appropriate balance between freedom and security—and discuss how that balance affects citizenship, race, gender and identity construction in 21st-century America.

Superhero Culture Wars

Author:Monica Flegel,Judith Leggatt

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1350148660

Total Pages:208

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The reactionary Comicsgate campaign against alleged “forced” diversity in superhero comics revealed the extent to which comics have become a key battleground in America's Culture Wars. In the first in-depth scholarly study of Marvel Comics' most recent engagement with progressive politics, Superhero Culture Wars explores how the drive towards greater diversity among its characters and creators has interacted with the company's commercial marketing and its traditional fan base. Along the way the book covers such topics as: · Major characters such as Miles Morales's Spider-man, Kamala Khan's Ms. Marvel, Jane Foster's Thor, Sam Wilson's Captain America and the Secret Empire series' turncoat Captain America · Creators such as G. Willow Wilson, Jason Aaron, Nick Spencer and Michael Bendis · Marketing, the Marvel Universe, and online fan culture Superhero Culture Wars demonstrates how the marketing of Marvel comics as politically progressive has both indelibly shaped its in-world universe and characters, and led to conflicts between its corporate interests, its creators, and it audience.

Captain America vs Black Panther – Flags of Our Fathers

Author:Marvel Comics

Publisher:Marvel Comics

ISBN:

Total Pages:98

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or the first time ever, see the full story of the first meeting of Captain America and the Black Panther! It’s a World War II adventure featuring a young Steve Rogers, the Black Panther and Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos in combat with the nastiest Nazi villains in the Marvel Universe! Collects Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of our Fathers #1-4.

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude

Author:Marvel Comics

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302496964

Total Pages:N.A

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CollectsÿGuardians of the Galaxy Adaptation 1-2, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Prelude Infinite Comic 1, Giant-Size Avengers 4, Guardians of the Galaxy (1990) 1, Guardians Team-Up 1-2. Brace yourself for 2017's most cosmic movie with an awesome mix of stories new and old, hand-picked to whet the appetite for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! The comic-book adaptation of the first blockbuster will get you hooked on that Guardians feeling as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot are thrown together for the first time for a royal rumble with Ronan! Then, new players enter the game in an infinitely entertaining prelude that sets the stage for the ragtag team's next adventure. Plus: Enjoy a classic pivotal chapter in the life of the enigmatic Mantis -the Marvel Cinematic Universe's next superstar-in-waiting! And more!

Tales Through The Marvel Universe

Author:Greg Pak,Ann Nocenti,Mark Waid,David Lapham,Maria Lapham,Andrew Aydin,James Monroe Iglehart,Daniel Kibblesmith,Benjamin Percy,Chris Claremont,Leah Williams,Tim Seeley,Ed Brisson,Ryan North,Dc Pierson,Ethan Sacks,Emily Ryan Lerner

Publisher:Marvel Entertainment

ISBN:1302519778

Total Pages:208

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Collects material from Marvel Comics Presents (2018) #1-9. Take a tour through the decades with Marvel tales past and present! In the 1940s, learn the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb! In the 1950s, Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom enter the space race! In the 1960s, Captain America takes a stand for civil rights! In the 1970s, Spider-Man experiences the new age of blockbuster cinema! In the 1980s, Nightcrawler witnesses the fall of the Berlin Wall! In the 1990s, Deadpool enters the collectible market! In the 2000s, Iron Man faces a financial crisis! In the 2010s, Spider-Woman struggles with disinformation! Plus: Gorilla-Man swings into action, Moon Knight prowls the streets, former Ghost Rider Danny Ketch gets a new status quo and more! Also featuring Venom, Korean hero White Fox and Winter Soldier!

Make Ours Marvel

Author:Matt Yockey

Publisher:University of Texas Press

ISBN:1477312528

Total Pages:358

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The creation of the Fantastic Four effectively launched the Marvel Comics brand in 1961. Within ten years, the introduction (or reintroduction) of characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, and the X-Men catapulted Marvel past its primary rival, DC Comics, for domination of the comic book market. Since the 2000s, the company's iconic characters have leaped from page to screens with the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes everything from live-action film franchises of Iron Man and the Avengers to television and streaming media, including the critically acclaimed Netflix series Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Marvel, now owned by Disney, has clearly found the key to transmedia success. Make Ours Marvel traces the rise of the Marvel brand and its transformation into a transmedia empire over the past fifty years. A dozen original essays range across topics such as how Marvel expanded the notion of an all-star team book with The Avengers, which provided a roadmap for the later films, to the company's attempts to create lasting female characters and readerships, to its regular endeavors to reinvigorate its brand while still maintaining the stability that fans crave. Demonstrating that the secret to Marvel's success comes from adeptly crossing media boundaries while inviting its audience to participate in creating Marvel's narrative universe, this book shows why the company and its characters will continue to influence storytelling and transmedia empire building for the foreseeable future.