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Marvel: Graphic Novels and Related Publications: An Annotated Guide to Comics, Prose Novels, Children's Books, Articles, Criticism and Reference Works: 1965-2005

Marvel: Graphic Novels and Related Publications: An Annotated Guide to Comics, Prose Novels, Children's Books, Articles, Criticism and Reference Works: 1965-2005

by Robert G. Weiner, John Rhett Thomas


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This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786425006
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2008
Pages: 399
Sales rank: 1,138,811
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert G. Weiner is associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University. His work has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture, Public Library Quarterly, Journal of American Culture, International Journal of Comic Art and Popular Music and Society.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword by John Rhett Thomas 1

Preface 3

Section I. Background Highlights

1. Graphic Novels and Literature, Then and Now 5

2. Marvel Comics, Then and Now 11

Section II. Marvel’s Superheroes

3. Major Characters, Teams, and Team-Ups

Avengers, Black Panther/Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hercules, Thunderbolts, and Ultimates 19

Captain America, Fury, Human Torch, Namor, and Golden-Age Characters 27

Conan/Kull 34

Cosmic Heroes and Supernaturals/Blade, Captain Marvel, Dr. Strange, Dracula, Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer, Thanos, et al. 37

Daredevil and Elektra 44

Fantastic Four/Dr. Doom and Inhumans 50

Hulk and She-Hulk 55

Iron Man and War Machine 60

Punisher, Shadowmasters, and The ’Nam 62

Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Spider-Girl, Venom, and Carnage 67

Thor 86

Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Death’s Head 90

Wolverine, Deadpool, Sabretooth, and Weapon X 96

X-Men/Mutants and Related 104

4. Minor Characters and Minor Character Combos

Minor Characters 131

Minor Character Combos 143

Section III. Special Volumes and Series

5. Special Hardbacks and Marvel Masterworks

Special Hardbacks 151

Marvel Masterworks 168

6. Marvel’s Essential Series

Avengers, Ant-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor 180

Daredevil 184

Fantastic Four, Dr. Doom, Human Torch, and Inhumans 185

Hulk 187

Spider-Man 187

Wolverine 189

X-Men 191

Essential Monsters 193

Other Essentials 194

7. Epic Comics Graphic Novels 197

8. Marvel and Marvel-Related Paperbacks 215

Section IV. Selected Marvel Publications

9. Marvel/DC Crossovers 227

10. Children’s Books 232

11. Movies and Television 245

12. Classical, Esoteric, Historical, Music-Related, and Religious Works 252

Section V. Selected Marvel-Related Publications

13. Prose Novels

Avengers 257

Blade 257

Captain America 258

Daredevil and Elektra 258

Fantastic Four 259

Hulk 260

Iron Man 262

Spider-Man 262

X-Men/Wolverine and Related 268

Team-Ups 276

Other Characters and Novels 279

14. Articles, Books, Guides, and Indexes

Articles and Books 282

Guides and Indexes 298

15. Children’s Books 305

16. Scholarly Publications 311

Appendix 1. Marvel and Marvel-Related Publications, 2005 325

Appendix 2. Selected Marvel-Related Game Books 332

Appendix 3. Unpublished Books 335

Title Index 337

Artist and Author Index 354

Subject Index 364

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