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    The Marvel Book

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    Product Code: TMVB
    Hardback
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    Marvel at the sheer scope of this comic book universe!

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed everything. Now we've all recovered from the emotional roller-coaster that was Endgame, it's time to look at the history of the comic books that inspired these larger-than-life characters.

    The Marvel Book takes you on a thrilling journey through the Marvel Comics Universe, profiling heroes including Spider-Man, Black Panther and Iron Man and villains like Loki and Thanos along the way.

    It features original artwork, illuminating infographics and highly researched essays by Marvel comics connoisseurs that shed light on Stan Lee's incredible creations.
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  • Marvel Comics 75 Years of Cover Art- No Slipcase

    Product Code: MCCB
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    Celebrate over 75 years of Marvel Comics with this compendium of striking, inspiring and unusual - but always super - cover artwork.

    Featuring the characters that inspired the Marvel Cinematic Universe including Iron Man, Captain America and Black Panther, this is a must-have for superhero fans of all ages.

    The artwork is bold and intricate and there are also facts about the artists and the history of the comics.
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  • How to Draw Comics the "Marvel" Way

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: ABWFU
    Paperback
    Stan Lee, the founding father of Marvel Comics, and John Buscema, artist of the classic Silver Surfer series, give professional advice and instruction for budding comics artists. Learn how to draw the Marvel way, courtesy of this lavishly illustrated, step-by-step guide to all facets of the process.
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  • A Marvelous Life

    Danny Fingeroth

    Product Code: CBQBJ
    Hardback
    Stan Lee invented SPIDER-MAN! And IRON MAN! And the HULK! And the X-MEN! And more than 500 other iconic characters! His name has appeared on more than a billion comic books, in 75 countries, in 25 languages. His creations have starred in multibillion-dollar grossing movies and TV series. This is his story. Danny Fingeroth writes a comprehensive biography of this powerhouse of ideas who changed the world's understanding of what a hero is and how a story should be told, while exploring Lee's unique path to becoming the face of comics. With behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with Stan's brother Larry Lieber and other industry legends, The Marvelous Life has insights that only an insider like Fingeroth can offer. Fingeroth, himself a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics and now a lauded pop culture critic and historian, knew and worked with Stan Lee for over three decades. Due to this connection, Fingeroth is able to put Lee's life and work in a context that makes events and actions come to life as no other writer could.
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  • The Science of Marvel

    Sebastian Alvarado

    Product Code: BWJAI
    Paperback
    Science meets fantasy in this behind-the-scenes look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe-now you can experience the magic of the movies, and learn how to replicate it in real-life. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is filled with extraordinary humans and abilities. There are teenaged geniuses swinging through the streets of New York, billionaires creating impenetrable armor in hidden caves, and aliens flying through wormholes to Earth. All of these characters seem to lie firmly in the realm of fantasy-but the technology behind them might not be as farfetched as you think... The Science of Marvel pulls back the curtain and reveals the secrets behind Marvel movie magic, and shows us how to recreate these comic book wonders in our everyday life. Using quantum physics, a little bit of mechanical engineering, and some out-of-the-box thinking, you'll be amazed to discover that it's possible to create a real-life Captain America, Incredible Hulk, or Black Panther. The perfect gift or collectible for Marvel fans everywhere, The Science of Marvel brings beloved movies and characters to life like never before.
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  • Kirby & Lee: Stuf' Said! (Expanded Second Edition)

    John Morrow, Jr.

    Product Code: BZOCU
    Paperback
    Expanded Second Edition, including minor corrections, and 16 new pages of "Stuf' Said" by the creators of the Marvel Universe! This first-of-its-kind examination, completed just days before Stan Lee's recent passing, looks back at Kirby & Lee's own words, in chronological order, from fanzine, magazine, radio, and television interviews, to paint the most comprehensive and enlightening picture of their relationship ever done-why it succeeded, where it deteriorated, and when it eventually failed. Also here are recollections from Steve Ditko, Wallace Wood, John Romita Sr., and more Marvel Bullpen stalwarts who worked with them both. Rounding out this book is a study of the duo's careers after they parted ways as collaborators, including Kirby's difficulties at Marvel Comics in the 1970s, his last hurrah with Lee on the Silver Surfer Graphic Novel, and his exhausting battle to get back his original art-and creator credit-from Marvel. Stuf' Said gives both men their say, compares their recollections, and tackles the question, "Who really created the Marvel Comics Universe?". Compiled, researched, and edited by publisher John Morrow.
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  • The Moviemaking Magic of Marvel Studios

    Eleni Roussos

    Product Code: BXMNF
    Hardback
    GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF YOUR FAVORITE MARVEL STUDIOS' FILMS TO SEE HOW THE MIGHTIEST HEROES AND DEADLIEST VILLAINS WERE BROUGHT TO LIFE! When Iron Man exploded into theaters in 2008, it was the first installment in what would become the biggest and most awe-inspiring collection of Super Hero films ever made. At the heart of these films are characters that have captured the imaginations of audiences around the world-heroes like Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, Thor, and Black Panther, and fearsome villains like Red Skull, Ultron, and Thanos. Now, explore the secrets behind the moviemaking magic that brought these heroes and villains to life. Through diagrams, photographs, concept sketches, and more, get the exclusive story of how filmmakers transformed comic book characters into larger-than-life, living, breathing icons of the big screen. Special bonus sections reveal the magic of some of the films' most memorable moments. SUIT UP AND GET READY TO BE TAKEN ON A THRILLING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOVIEMAKING MAGIC OF MARVEL STUDIOS. (c)2019 MARVEL
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  • Marvel's Captain Marvel: The Art Of The Movie

    Eleni Roussos

    Product Code: BUNFB
    Hardback
    Marvel's Captain Marvel: The Art of the Movie follows in the footsteps of previous Marvel Art of the Movie titles and takes you behind the action with Carol Danvers to celebrate the release of the eagerly anticipated blockbuster starring Brie Larson, Jude Law and Samuel L. Jackson.
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  • Marvel Contest of Champions: The Art of the Battlerealm

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: BTLXI
    Hardback
    Over the years, Marvel Contest of Champions has become more epic, the heroes more powerful and the enemies more cunning - but the game has retained its core: the greatest battles in Marvel history! You have been summoned to the Battlerealm for the greatest Super Hero showdowns! Who will conquer the Contest? Marvel Contest of Champions: The Art of the Battlerealm is the ultimate visual companion for a true collector. Capturing the intensity of Kabam's extraordinary game, this book features amazing concept art, sketches and storyboards. Discover more about Marvel's vast Battlerealm - the cosmic arena for the Contest of Champions - and your favourite Super Heroes and Villains, with exclusive commentary from the creators and fascinating insights into the creative process. This incredible collection of art will take you on an exciting journey through the dangerous and mysterious world of Marvel Contest of Champions.
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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Ramin Zahed

    Product Code: BTLHQ
    Hardback
    Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse where more than one wears the mask. Unmasking the artistry behind the hotly-anticipated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse The Art of the Movie contains concept art, sketches, storyboards and will give you fascinating insights into the creative process. With exclusive commentary from the creators, plus a foreword written by Brian Michael Bendis, this extraordinary collection of art will take readers into the Spider-Verse.
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  • Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross

    Chipp Kidd

    Product Code: BSAAO
    Hardback
    Thirteen years after his Eisner Award-winning, nationally best-selling Mythology--here is the long-awaited Marvel Comics counterpart, a retrospective celebration of the other half of the comics galaxy that is currently ruling the world: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, the Avengers, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Fantastic Four. "Alex is a legend. Even if you don't consider yourself a comics-head, you should check out his work to see what the best of the form has to offer." --Ta-Nehisi Coates As he did for the DC characters in Mythology, Alex Ross now brings the heroes of the Marvel universe into dynamic life as never before. Marvelocity includes more than 50 never-been-published sketches, paintings, photographs and working models, and other preparatory art, and a 14-panel portfolio gallery of Marvel's most beloved characters. And Ross has written a new 10-page story pitting Spider-Man against the Sinister Six--the webslinger's most popular villains--that ends with a stunning twist. With an introduction by J. J. Abrams
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  • Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary

    Adam Bray

    Product Code: BRAMI
    Hardback
    Join Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, and the Guardians of the Galaxy on a stunning journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe! DK is bringing its expertise in creating beautiful illustrated non-fiction to this modern pop culture phenomenon; Marvel Studios: The Visual Dictionary shows the world of the Avengers as it has never been seen before. Iron Man's armour, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s helicarriers, the soaring towers of Asgard, Hawkeye's bow, Thor's hammer, mighty Thanos and the Infinity Stones, Star-Lord's quad blasters - each subject is shown using beautiful movie stills and stunning prop photography, accompanied by engaging text explaining their key features and role in the Marvel saga. A unique and captivating showcase of the first ten years of Marvel Studios, this is the book that every Marvel movie fan has been waiting for! (c) 2018 MARVEL
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  • Marvel's Spider-Man: The Art of the Game

    Paul Davies

    Product Code: BRAFE
    Hardback
    The worlds of Peter Parker and Spider-Man collide in the action-packed Marvel's Spider-Man videogame exclusively on the PS4. Marvel's Spider-Man: The Art of the Game is packed with hundreds of exclusive full-colour images of Spider-Man, his suit and equipment, the allies he relies on like MJ Watson and Aunt May, and the deadly villains he battles. This wealth of material is accompanied by exclusive insight into the creative process from the talented developers, artists, and designers responsible for bringing Spider-Man's world to vivid life.
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  • Marvel Studios All Your Questions Answered

    Adam Bray

    Product Code: BOLON
    Hardback
    Who exactly are the Guardians of the Galaxy? Why are the Infinity Stones so important? What's the best order to watch the films in? And are Iron Man and Captain America friends or enemies? If you've ever mixed up the different Thor movies, or you get confused by which Avengers villain is which, fear not! Marvel Studios: All Your Questions Answered is the book for you - whether you want to take your very first steps into this pop-culture colossus, you have friends who are die-hard Marvel fans and seem to speak in another language, or you just want to have all of the questions answered that you've been dying to ask. Featuring a sneak peek of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, this friendly companion untangles plots and characters, film by film. Even if you've never seen a Marvel Studios movie, it's hard to miss that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a really big deal. 10 years' worth of movies, all linked together into a vast, unique and compelling storyline. If you want to find out more but aren't sure where to start, this entertaining, illustrated book breaks down everything in a straightforward and fun way! (c) 2018 MARVEL
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  • Marvel Avengers Ultimate Guide New Edition

    DK

    Product Code: BOLCV
    Hardback
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    Learn all you ever wanted to know about Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and all the Super Heroes on the Avengers roster. Marvel Avengers Ultimate Guide Updated Edition details all the key storylines and events that fans need to know, such as Avengers Vs. X-Men, Infinity, Secret Wars and Civil War II, the formation of the Avengers Unity Division and the creation of an All-New, All Different Avengers team. This jam-packed new edition fully updates the Avengers' timeline and existing character histories, and features profiles of new Avengers characters including: Shang-Chi, Sunspot, Cannonball, Smasher, Manifold, Captain Universe, Hyperion, Ex Nihilo and Abyss, Starbrand, Nightmask, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Thor (Jane Foster), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Nova (Sam Alexander), and Wasp (Nadia Pym). Marvel Avengers Ultimate Guide Updated Edition also features artwork from the latest storylines. Get all the facts about the Avengers' powers, weapons, enemies, and adventures, and meet characters from every decade of the Avengers' epic 50-year comic book history. (c) 2018 MARVEL
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel's Spacefaring Super Heroes

    Mark Sumerak

    Product Code: AYGJS
    Hardback
    Explore the greatest art from five decades of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy comics with this deluxe art book. Since first appearing in the pages of Marvel Super-Heroes in 1969, while the team's lineup has changed significantly over the years, its popularity with fans has continued to grow. This deluxe book delves into the creation and evolution of the Guardians through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who have brought them to life.
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel's Spacefaring Super Heroes

    Mark Sumerak

    Product Code: AYEVQ
    Hardback
    Explore the greatest art from five decades of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy comics with this deluxe art book. Since first appearing in the pages of Marvel Super-Heroes in 1969, while the team's lineup has changed significantly over the years, its popularity with fans has continued to grow. This deluxe book delves into the creation and evolution of the Guardians through exclusive interviews with the writers and artists who have brought them to life.
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  • Marvel Year by Year

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    Product Code: AYCUP
    Hardback
    The most comprehensive history of Marvel Comics ever published, Marvel Year by Year: A Visual History explores Marvel's fascinating story, decade by decade, year by year, month by month. Chronologically documenting everything from the company's beginnings as Timely Comics in the late 1930s to the present day, this is the definitive account of Marvel Super Heroes and the company that created them. This incredible new edition is fully updated for 2017, with exciting new coverage of Thor, Captain America, and the hugely important Secret Wars. Learn all about the birth of key Marvel Super Heroes from Wolverine and the X-Men, to Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and the rest of the Avengers, plus Spider-Man, Daredevil and Silver Surfer. Discover all about their extraordinary comic book debuts, the geniuses that invented them, the crucial events behind their creation and their continuing influence on the world today via comic books, TV series and blockbuster movies. Packed with stunning original comic book art and covers, Marvel Year by Year: A Visual History is the ultimate Marvel collector's piece that should be part of every comic book fan's collection. Previous edition ISBN 9781409378884 (c) 2017 MARVEL
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  • The Marvel Vault

    Peter Sanderson

    Product Code: AWDQP
    Hardback
    Ten years after its initial successful publication, The MarvelVault is due for an update. New text and images chroniclehow Marvel has channelled its singular storytelling into ablockbuster movie studio, even as it has stayed true to itshallowed roots in the comics world. This updated editionfeatures 16 new pages that focus on Marvel's history andcore stories, plus an envelope containing removabledocuments.
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  • The Mysterious World of Doctor Strange

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    Product Code: AVBHV
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    Discover the secrets of Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, Sorcerer Supreme and Marvel Comic's most spellbinding Super Hero. The Mysterious World of Doctor Strange is a lavishly illustrated tour of the unique, mind-bending universe of Stephen Strange, Sorcerer Supreme and Marvel Super Hero extraordinaire. The brainchild of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Doctor Strange opens the doors to a wonderland of otherworldly dimensions, mystics and monsters, and demons and demigods. Packed with fantastic facts and astonishing artwork selected from over 50 years of Doctor Strange's awesome comic adventures, The Mysterious World of Doctor Strange will delight new and die-hard Marvel fans alike. (c) 2016 MARVEL
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  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: AUNGT
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    New artists offer a new look, but the wall-crawling adventure is as exciting as ever! Doctor Octopus and Aunt May a couple? Not if Peter Parker can help it! Mary Jane s stage debut may be spoiled by the mystery man known as The Assassin! As the campaign for president heats up, millionaire Thurston Thruwell shows us where creatures roam, while Spidey invades Latveria just in time for Dr. Doom and his captured spaceship to show the world where monsters dwell! And that s just to start! Edited by Bruce Canwell, this book includes more than 700 sequential comics the complete run from January 1981 through December 1982!"
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  • Stan Lee's How to Write Comics

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: ACQUV
    Paperback
    From comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and characters such as Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, comes the ultimate how-to book for aspiring comic book writers. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to write their own comic book stories, complete with easy-to-understand instruction, tips of the trade and invaluable advice for even more advanced writers. From the secrets to creating concepts, plots, to writing the script, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is your guide to the world of writing and creating comics.
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  • Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: ABWFT
    Paperback
    This book covers producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art. From comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and characters such as Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, comes this ultimate how-to book for aspiring comic book artists. In Stan Lee's "How to Draw Comics", the author sets out to teach everything he knows about writing, drawing and creating comic book characters. The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles, such as romance, humour, horror and the widely influential manga style. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.
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