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The definitive guide to the characters of the Marvel Universe

Are you fascinated by comic books and obsessed with super heroes? The bestselling Marvel Encyclopedia gives you the definitive details and histories of more than 1,200 of Marvel’s most memorable characters.

Now updated to include expanded entries for Spider-Man, Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and the Avengers, this unique A-Z lets you get closer to your favourite Marvel super heroes. You can find out about 50 exciting new characters, such as Odin and Doctor Nemesis, and all the latest important events in the Marvel universe, such as the Dark Reign, Avengers Vs X-Men and the Age of Ultron. Each super hero explodes from the page with original art from Marvel Comics’ finest artists and facts from a team of top Marvel comic book writers.


This book a must of any marvel fan it one of the most compete guides around it a big chunky book

The illustrations are very good

The description are very detailed it tell you about each characters factions they are in and were the featured in what powers they have

It so packed with information some very interesting to read

The marvel characters are very big now after the films some we all know some we not heard of it a great reference book for any enthusiastic of superheroes

The facts seem to be more in dept on some characters we do have facts on both the hero and villains

It does tell you each character powers physical description and some things you may not know

The illustrations are so colourful and very accurate to the comics

The book incredibly well laid out

A nice book for any children or adult to have

Paul a big superhero fan we got lots of book at home he likes this a lot i do know a bit about the characters now i enjoyed reading and looking at this book for my blog it a very different book for me to review

It would make a good gift for any fans out there

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Spider‑Man is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, he first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15.

The bite from a radioactive spider granted Peter Parker amazing arachnid-like powers. After losing his beloved Uncle Ben to a burglar, grief- stricken Peter vowed to use his incredible abilities to protect his city as the Amazing Spider-Man. Peter’s trials taught him an invaluable lesson: with great power, there must also come great responsibility.


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Grown from the combined hatred of Eddie Brock and Spider-Man’s old alien costume, the vicious … and viscous … super-brute known as Venom possesses all of Spider-Man’s powers and even greater strength. Undetectable to the web-head’s “Spider-Sense,” Venom has proven to be Spider-Man’s fiercest opponent!


Reformed cat burglar Felicia Hardy relies solely on her athletic acumen and fighting skills in the fight against injustice. In her case, the superstition is true: it’s very bad luck to cross paths with Black Cat!


While working on an overhead power line, disgruntled Max Dillon was struck by lightning from a rolling thunderstorm. The resulting electrical shock imbued Dillon with the power to store and discharge vast amounts of electricity. Trading his blue-collar existence for a colorful costume, Dillon gives the world of crime a jolt as the high-voltage villain Electro!


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Natasha Romanoff is the super-spy known as the Black Widow! Trained extensively in the art of espionage and outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, Black Widow’s combat skills are virtually unmatched. One of S.H.I.E.L.D’s most valuable agents, she has carried out numerous black-ops missions and has recently been assigned by Director Nick Fury to keep an eye on the Avengers.

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A massive dose of gamma radiation transformed the brilliant but meek scientist Bruce Banner’s DNA, awakening the hidden, adrenaline-fed hero in his genes… HULK! A hero of few words and incredible strength, the Hulk has long been pursued by those who want to use his immense power for their own purposes, or by those who thought the Jade Giant’s anger was too dangerous to be controlled. Now, as a member of the Avengers, Hulk helps smash the unimaginable threats that no Hero could face alone, hoping to at least prove to the world that he is the strongest HERO there is!


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