The Marvel Comics Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe

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DK Pub., 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 399 pages
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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-from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains.

An essential book both for new fans and for those who grew up loving the comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia is full of artwork, stats, and history for every character in the Marvel Universe. Updates on characters include information from the story arcs of Civil War and Annihilation, and brings fans up to date with the aftermath of Secret Invasion.

TM & 2009 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Licensed by Marvel Characters B.V. All rights reserved.

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About the author (2009)

Daniel Wallace was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Emory University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, studying English and philosophy. He is best known as the author of the 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions. This novel became the basis for Tim Burton's film, Big Fish. Wallace currently is a professor and lecturer in the English Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Matt Forbeck is an award-winning and "New York Times" bestselling author and game designer. He has twenty-seven novels and countless games published to date. His latest work includes "Magic: The Gathering "comics, the 2014 edition of "The Marvel Encyclopedia", his "Monster Academy" YA fantasy novels, and the upcoming "Shotguns & Sorcery "roleplaying game based on his novels. He lives in Beloit, WI, with his wife and five children, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit

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