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Marvel Year by Year: A Visual History

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Includes two exclusive prints!

From your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to the uncanny X-Men, Marvel Comics has been entertaining people for over 70 years with its fantastic characters and engaging stories.

"Marvel Year by Year" outlines the evolution of Marvel Comics from its beginnings to today, including all of Marvel's publishing landmarks, displayed clearly on a month
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 19th 2013 by DK Publishing
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Monique Snyman
Jan 16, 2014 Monique Snyman rated it it was amazing
Coffee table books, in general, are supposed to be pretty books with big, colourful pictures and a concise yet comprehensive amount of writing to make it worthy of display. Marvel Year by Year is thus a perfect examples of how a coffee table book is supposed to look like. We are presented with a beautiful book that tells the story of Marvel from conception to the present, year by year, in chronological order with extraordinary artwork – by Marvel itself – to add a little something extra to this ...more
Rog Harrison
Jun 19, 2014 Rog Harrison rated it liked it
I was a Marvel comics reader from the early 1960s and read some of their titles until I finally gave up in 1991 exasperated by the increasing violence and too many crossover stories designed to encourage you to buy titles you did not usually buy. I bought this book and enjoyed reading about Marvel from the 1940s to the 1980s but then I put it down and now months later I thought it was about time I finished it. Frankly I was not much interested in Marvel from the 1990s to date and reading about ...more
Kelvin Reed
Sep 18, 2015 Kelvin Reed rated it really liked it
Marvel Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle (DK, 2013) was an impressive 10 x 12, 384-page journey into the history of the world-famous entertainment company dating back to 1939, when it was called Timely Publications. The stories behind the creation of iconic characters such as the Hulk, Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men were fascinating. A few parts were difficult to read without a magnifying glass due to occasional artistic shading and white-on-black printing. Clearly, the industry needs ...more
Mar 04, 2014 Patrick rated it really liked it
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Fun coffee-table book filled with tons of month-by-month info-capsules on important issues from throughout Marvel's history. I found myself first reading about all the stuff going on when I was buying new comics in the late 80s/early 90s, then seeing what they had to say about older stuff that I've checked out recently, and finally going all the way back to the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby 60s.
Oct 30, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
i had the wrong idea about this book when i got it i thought that it was going to be about the characters rather than the comics themselves. i wish that the book would have introduced all of the characters and then put in a timeline the progression i would have found that more interesting
Jul 17, 2014 Megu rated it it was amazing
Great book for every Marvel fan. Although I've got a feeling that they missed to summarize some of the big events in X-men franchize, like Messiah Complex. Still - a great thing to read if you want to catch-up on biggest events from Marvel's Universe.
Barry Bridges
May 04, 2016 Barry Bridges rated it it was amazing
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Great history book!
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