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Marvel Universe

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Take a guided tour through the vast cosmos known as the Marvel Universe and meet the superheroes -- Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four -- and the supervillains -- Green Goblin, Magneto, Galactus, Doctor Doom -- whose adventures have thrilled millions of comic book readers. Comics insider Peter Sanderson recounts Marvel's main story lines and delves into th ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Harry N. Abrams (first published November 1st 1986)
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Kristiyan Bonev
Good introduction to Marvel Ultimate Universe. The most important information about the most common characters. It is really a set up manual for the comics reading.
Jan 04, 2017 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
insghtful summary of the evolution of the Marvel Universe. interesting introductions to the vast aray of characters
Jun 11, 2014 Bee rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars.
General pre-1996 knowledge of Spider-man/X-Men/Fantastic Four/Daredevil/Dr. Strange/The Avengers/and quite a few lesser know characters such as Sub-Mariner, The Original Human Torch, Man Thing, Howard the Duck etc..
It's interesting to see characters that are HUGE today because of the new Marvel movies (Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow) put onto the sidelines of the encyclopedia. I think Black Widow had one paragraph, Hawkeye had a sentence or two, Iron Man had about four pages
Nik Havert
Aug 06, 2013 Nik Havert rated it really liked it
This is a nice overview of Marvel through the late 1990's. It's full of great art and the chapters are devoted to the mainstays of the company with sidebars for some of the lesser-known characters like the western heroes. I was happy to see an entire chapter devoted to the horror characters. I was also happy to see the writer (an obvious Marvel fan) didn't shy away from how convoluted the plots of many comics became during the 1990's (especially the X-Books).
Liston Morris
Mar 21, 2008 Liston Morris rated it liked it
Recommended to Liston by: Matt Eucubic
An interesting look at how the comic book industry made it's comeback after the era of "the ten cent plague." Mild marvel fans like myself stand to learn a few things about the Marvel superheroes.
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It's a good book to skim through but you really do need to read ALL the comics first
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