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Marvel Comics: The Untold Story


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Marvel Comics The Untold Story

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“Sean Howe’s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdoes changed the world…That it’s all true is just frosting on the cake.”
—Jonathan Lethem

“Exhaustively researched and artfully assembled, this book is a historical exploration, a labor of love, and a living illustration of how the weirdest corners of the counterculture can sometimes become the culture-at-large.”
— Chuck Klosterman

In the early 1960s, Marvel Comics introduced a series of bright-costumed superhero characters—including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and the Amazing Spider-Man—that would evolve into a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Over the last half-century, these characters have been passed along among generations of brilliant editors, artists, and writers who struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. Written by Sean Howe, former comic book reviewer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story is a gripping narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America’s history.

Technical Details
Binding
Paperback
Number of Pages
496
Product group
Book
Brand
Sean Howe
Label
Harper Perennial
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publication date
October 1, 2013
Release date
October 1, 2013
Author
Sean Howe
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780061992117
ISBN-10
0061992119
Item Dimensions L x W x H
5.31 x 1.24 x 8 inches
Item Weight
0.91 pounds
Manufacturer
Harper Perennial
Studio
Harper Perennial



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