Taschen's Marvel Comics Library. Combines an old school comic book reading experience with a luxurious oversized book format. These XXL collectors' dreams, which at 28cm x 39.5cm are close in size to the original artwork, attempt 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. 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.A custom paper stock was exclusively developed for this series to simulate the feel of the original comics. 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 alongside archival photographs, ephemera, and original comic book artwork. With an in-depth historical essay by Marvel writer.
An introduction by Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige. And original art, rare photographs, and other gems, these 700 pages of early Marvel action take the reader straight back to the heights of the Silver Age of comics. This heavy (around 9kg) deluxe volume features an aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing, and is housed in a specially-designed slipcase. New, unread Collector's Edition of 1,000 numbered copies - this is #0142 of the run, and comes in the original box and all packaging.