Marvel Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle (Hardcover)

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Okay guys, let's be honest, this is actually what I want for the holidays right here. However, even if you're not buying for me, but have a Marvel fan in your life, this is pretty perfect. It's 380 pages of Marvel Comics history, from the beginning in 1939 with the original Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner's first appearances, all the way through 2013's shocking Amazing Spider-Man #700. In between that lies tons of Marvel trivia, milestones, and major events. Of course, the first thing I did was flip to the years of my childhood, where I saw some old covers and panels that I hadn't thought about in years. Definite nostalgia bomb. -- Joey Puente

— From Beautiful Gift Books 2013


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-by-month timeline. It highlights the debuts of key characters, the comic geniuses that created them, and the real-life events that inspired them, like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, and the Space Race.

Packed with original comic book art featuring numerous classic covers, this fully revised and updated edition includes 32 new pages that cover the years since its original edition. With in-depth, unparalleled information about this remarkable institution, its characters, and the creators, Marvel Year by Year is unmatched by any other title.

About the Author

Peter Sanderson is a comics historian and critic and was Marvel's first official archivist. He is the author of DK's best-selling X-Men: The Ultimate Guide. Sanderson was also one of the main writers of the first four versions of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

Praise For…

"Marvel Year by Year is a treasure trove of facts and info about the history and the characters of Marvel Comics. This slipcased hardcover volume deserves a place on the bookshelf of any serious Marvel fan, and would be a great read for even the most casual fans." –

Product Details
ISBN: 9781465414434
ISBN-10: 1465414436
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication Date: August 19th, 2013
Pages: 384
Language: English