The Marvel Vault: A Visual History (Hardcover)
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Ten years after its initial successful publication, The Marvel Vault returns in fully updated form. Chock-full of historic and never-before-seen memorabilia, and featuring all of Marvel’s most beloved characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, The Marvel Vault is now better than ever!
New text and images chronicle how Marvel has channeled its singular storytelling into a blockbuster movie studio, even as it has stayed true to its hallowed roots in the comics world. This updated edition features 16 new pages that cover Marvel's story from 2010 right up to the present day.
But that’s not all – there’s also a special envelope containing reproductions of key artefacts from Marvel’s illustrious history, including an early pencil sketch of Sub-Mariner and Stan Lee’s original typed outline for The Fantastic Four’s origin story. This is a package no Marvel fan will want to miss!
About the Author
Roy Thomas worked for Marvel Comics between 1965 and 1980, during which time he served as writer, editor and editor-in-chief. Having co-written two films, contributed to a number of books and co-authored one with Stan Lee, Roy is truly an expert on all things Marvel.
Peter Sanderson is a comics guru in his own right, penning books, journal articles and criticism, teaching courses at New York University and producing documentaries on comics. Peter joined the Marvel Comics staff as an assistant editor, later becoming Marvel's first archivist. He lives in New York City. Peter Sanderson is a comics historian and critic, who was Marvel's first official archivist. He is the author of DK's best selling X-Men: The Ultimate Guide and co-author of DK's The Marvel Encyclopedia and Marvel Chronicle. Peter was also one of the main writers of the first four versions of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
"The Marvel Vault: A Visual History is a must own art book for fans of the comic book creating giant." - Entertainment Buddha
"Bursting with interesting information and wonderful imagery from the Marvel Comics Universe throughout its diverse and expandable history, this 192 page book is your one stop shop that includes information about its characters, stories and its creators." - Impulse Gamer
"If you know you have a Marvel fan this Holiday season, then The Marvel Vault – A Visual History will make a great gift item." - Retrenders
"This is a great book that details Marvel’s history from the dawn of comics until the 2010’s with plenty of art to look at and great stories about Marvel’s growth over the years." - Entertainment Buddha gift guide
“This is a package no Marvel fan will want to miss!” - Forces of Geek
“The Marvel Vault makes for a fascinating trip down memory lane for those curious about what went on behind the pages. It's highly recommended.” Cinema Sentries