Marvel Universe at the Library

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With Avengers: Age of Ultron releasing this weekend it is as good a time as any to stop by the Library and browse the Marvel Books that we have available for checkout.

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
Sean Howe
PN 6725.H69 2012

For those of you who are interested in Marvel Comics, check out Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe.

 

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.

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.


 

You can also find out more about any Marvel character by checking out Marvel’s Online Encyclopedia.

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