Marvel Comics

  • Auteur: Sean Howe
  • ISBN: 0062218115
  • Date de sortie: 2012-10-09
  • Collection: Harper Collins
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An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil—these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers—also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen." Entrusted to carry on tradition, Marvel's contributors—impoverished child prodigies, hallucinating peaceniks, and mercenary careerists among them—struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby, the World War II veteran who'd co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company's marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debates. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, reformed criminals, unlikely alliances, and third-act betrayals— a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's history.

Marvel

  • Auteur: Les Daniels
  • ISBN: 9780810925663
  • Date de sortie: 1993-09-25
  • Collection: Harry N. Abrams
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Presents a history of Marvel comics, profiling the creative artists, the writers, and the superheroes who have made Marvel the largest comic book publisher.

The Large Hadron Collider

  • Auteur: Lyndon R. Evans
  • ISBN: 9782940222346
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: EPFL Press
  • Total Download: 1333
  • Total Read: 6300

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A Marvel of Blue and Green

  • Auteur: Deana Gendron
  • ISBN: 145201891X
  • Date de sortie: 2010-07
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
  • Total Download: 5274
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Dumped again! Not once but twice. First by her vanishing Dad and then by her overprotective mom. Ruby Ann's adventure begins when she is sent to live with Granny. She meets an eccentric cast of characters from whom she learns the true meaning of family, how we all are intrinsically connected, and that even the smallest stone causes a ripple far beyond its size.

The Marvel Comics Encyclopedia

  • Auteur: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780756657253
  • Date de sortie: 2009-10-01
  • Collection: Dk Pub
  • Total Download: 9861
  • Total Read: 7818

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Celebrate 70 years of Marvel Comics with "The Marvel Encyclopedia." Fully updated with new images and text, this one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel's greatest.

Ganga a Water Marvel

  • Auteur: Ashok Chandra Shukla
  • ISBN: 9788170246817
  • Date de sortie: 1995-01-01
  • Collection: APH Publishing
  • Total Download: 2975
  • Total Read: 9971

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Marvel Graphic Novels and Related Publications

  • Auteur: Robert G. Weiner
  • ISBN: 0786451157
  • Date de sortie: 2008-03-17
  • Collection: McFarland
  • Total Download: 4727
  • Total Read: 5480

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"This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis"--Provided by publisher.
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