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  • Marvel Comics Library: Avengers: Volume 1: 1963-1965 (Hardcover)

    • Limited Edition
    Only 50000 produced
    Universe: Marvel
    Authors: Kurt Busiek, and 2 more
    Artist: Jack Kirby
    Published by: Taschen

    £120.00 RRP £150.00

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Product Description

By early 1963 the foundations of the Marvel Age had been laid.

Following the introduction of the Fantastic Four in 1961 came the amazing (Spider-Man), the astonishing (Ant-Man), the strange (Doctor, that is), the incredible (Hulk), the invincible (Iron Man) and the mighty (Thor). Still, Marvel editor in chief Stan Lee realised something was missing.

“I was writing these characters and I thought it would fun to put them together in a team,” he recalled. So Lee and artist Jack Kirby assembled Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor, and the Hulk to create the Avengers.

Right away it was clear this team was different. If the Fantastic Four were family, then the Avengers were the co-workers you didn’t choose.

Not everyone got along-the Hulk fought with everyone-but working together they could defeat the baddest of Marvel’s bad guys, like Loki, Kang the Conqueror, the Masters of Evil, and Immortus. The lineup was ever changing: The Hulk departed, Captain America joined, and Ant-Man grew up to become Giant-Man.

Then, remarkably, villains Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch became heroes-and Avengers-and the group’s founding members shockingly departed, leaving Captain America to lead the newly-minted heroes.

Relive the classic early adventures of Avengers Nos. 1-20 in an XXL-sized edition that’s bigger than the Hulk’s fist, weightier than Thor’s hammer, and with more extras than Iron Man’s armour.

TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. The most pristine pedigreed comics have been cracked open and photographed for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company.

Each page has been photographed as printed more than half a century ago, then digitally remastered using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing-as if hot off of a world-class 1960s printing press.

Accompanying the stories are an original foreword by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and an in-depth history by the Eisner Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek that’s illustrated with original art, little-seen photographs, and rare documents. This mighty collection about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is worthy of Tony Stark’s library-or yours.

Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies. Also available in a Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies.

(c) 2022 MARVEL

About the series:

MARVEL COMICS LIBRARY is an exclusive, long-term collaboration between TASCHEN and Marvel. The rarest classic comics, including Spider-Man, Avengers, and Captain America are meticulously reproduced in their original glory, in extra-large format.

The library offers collectors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lay their hands on the world’s most desirable comics.

Each volume includes an essay by a comic book historian along with hundreds of photos and artefacts, including rare original comic book artwork.

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Binding
  • Hardback
Volume
  • 1196
Cat. No.
  • 5696802
EAN
  • 9783836582346
ISBN
  • 9783836582346