Super Books Starring All Your Favourite Comic Book Heroes

Ever since the Golden Age of Comics in the 1940s, when the ever-youthful Stan Lee first brought superheroes like Captain America, The Destroyer and Jack Frost to the pages of Marvel comics, superheroes have been popular with all ages. At Book People, we're huge fans too and have books featuring all your favourite Marvel and DC characters - from the Avengers like Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk to the world-renowned Superman and Batman. From comic books to enjoy the original stories to activity books, there really is something for every age.

1. Ultimate Marvel

This hefty DK book is the ultimate guide to all things Marvel. With profiles of all Marvel's best-loved characters, weapons and more you'll be Marvel-ling at all the facts and information you can get about your favourite superheroes from one book. Taking you through the history of Marvel comics as separate eras, starting with The Golden Age in the 1930s and 1940s and moving right up to The Heroic Age of Marvel in the 21st Century, this book is the perfect gift for any superhero fanatic. 

2. The DC Encyclopedia 

If you like your superhero comics a little bit darker then you’re probably more of a DC fan. This spectacular encyclopedia is filled with facts, artwork and profiles of our favourite good guys and baddies from DC's most popular comics. DC Comics was founded in 1934 and they've been gripping fans ever since with their thrilling comic strips starring the most daring superheroes. 

3. Marvel Avengers: 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

If you're looking for a more unusual type of superhero book then get your pencils at the ready and have a go at completing these dot-to-dot puzzles all themed around Marvel's Avengers. And, once you've completed the 20 intricate puzzles you can then become your own comic book illustrator and colour in the designs your way!

4. DC Comics: A Visual History Collection – 8 Books

This collection features books covering every Age of DC Comics' impressive history. From the Golden Age which began in 1935 right up to the Modern Age of the 21st Century, you can revisit the most exciting stories and characters in DC through this brilliant collection. Each book also stars one of DC's most memorable characters including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. 

5. Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art 

Marvel's covers are known for being bright and full of action and now you can have a flick through of all their most iconic covers in one collection. Marvel Comics celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2014 and what better way to commemorate that mighty milestone than bringing a compilation of the best covers the comic has produced into your home? Plus, this book comes with a guide to show how the artwork comes together and these covers are produced. This is an absolute must for your superhero collection. 

6. DC Super-Pets Collection

If you're looking to introduce your kids to the crazy world of superheroes or you have little ones who are already big fans of the superhero stories on the big screen then they'll love these books about all the DC heroes' Super-Pets! With owners like Batman, Superman and the Flash, these animals were bound to be special. Grab this collection for your young superhero super-fans today!

These terrific books are just what every superhero fan needs to add to their collection. So, whether you're a Marvel maniac or DC enthusiast, there's something for you in this list. If you grew up with the comic books, have become a recent fan because of the new movies or are just looking to get into comic books for the first time these books will have you feeling super!

  • MAVD
    Thomas Pavitte
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    • £3.99
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    Inspired by classic Marvel comic book artwork, this massive dot-to-dot book features images of the world's greatest superheroes for you to put together.

    There are 20 complex and intricate puzzles to complete and they feature Avengers including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow and Thor. Once you have joined the dots, you can colour in the scene and display it proudly on your wall for all to see.

    Illustrated by Book People favourite and bestselling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte, this will provide hours of super fun for superhero fans.

    Please note this book is targeted at teens and adults. The dots in the puzzles are extremely intricate.
  • DC Super-Pets Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781474764964
    DCSP 6 years +
    6 years +
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    DC's superheroes including Superman, Batman and Aqua Man are all the proud owners of incredible pets - and these little animals also make it their mission to fight crime and evil, every day and every night.

    With full-colour pages and exciting illustrations, these early readers are very engaging and sure to appeal to children who love superhero films, including those who wouldn't normally pick up a book.

    They introduce the likes of Aquaman's pets Topo, Storm and Ark and the Flash's Whatzit the turtle, as well as a super-powered pony.
  • MCCA
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    From Spider-Man to Iron Man and his fellow Avengers, Marvel has brought us some of the world's mightiest superheroes - and this super hardback features them all in the best comic book covers you'll ever see...

    Looking back over 75 years of Marvel Comics, it's packed with bold cover illustrations of the famous heroes and their foes as they battle for good against evil. The book also takes a behind-the-scenes look to look at the process involved in creating such iconic artwork.

    Providing a comprehensive insight into the visual history of Marvel Comics, there are also little-known facts about Marvel's history and the talented artists and comic creators throughout including Jack Kirby and Mr. Marvel himself, Stan Lee.
  • DCCE
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    Over the past 12 months we have seen Batman and Superman facing up to each other and the Suicide Squad causing all sort of havoc... 2017 will see Wonder Woman and the Justice League appear on the big screen and if you want to find out more about these iconic DC Comics characters, this encyclopedia is essential.

    Featuring original comic artwork, this book features over 1,200 characters including heroes, villains, friends and foes. There are features on the characters' most famous clashes and romantic encounters, while their famous vehicles and weaponry are also featured.

    DC Comics has been entertaining the masses for over 75 years and this fully up-to-date book is lavishly illustrated and packed with facts any fan will love to pore over.
  • DC Comics: A Visual History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241309810
    DCVH
    • £19.99
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    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection .

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of both Wonder Woman and Justice League at the cinema this year, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's... These books come presented in a keepsake slipcase.

    Format: Hardback
  • ULTM
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    The Avengers and various other superheroes have taken over the world with their appearances in films over the past few years and this huge tome is the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel comic book universe.

    Full of original artwork, it provides profiles of the heroes, villains, vehicles, weapons and technology that have helped make Marvel so magnificent. This hardback covers from 1939 to the present day and highlights all of the company's different eras including The Golden Age (1939-1950), The Atlas Age (1951-1959), The Marvel Age (1960-1969), The Bronze Age (1970-1985), The Modern Age (1986-1999) and The Heroic Age (2000 to the present day).

    Full of facts and thrills, this is a coffee table book that will delight any superhero fan. It features cover star Iron Man (Tony Stark), Captain America, Captain Marvel, Thor and hundreds of other iconic characters.