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Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics (1991) - HC
Abrams | Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

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Leslie Noel Daniels III - 'Les Daniels'
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'


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  • 1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Comics-Related Book: (by Les Daniels (Abrams))

Cover Date: 1991
Cover Price: US $ 39.95

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Format: Color; Hardcover; 287 pages

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Les Daniels writes this history of the first 50 years of Marvel's history, telling the story from Marvel's beginnings as Timely Comics up until the early 1990s. Included are thousands of color photos and illustrations as well as interviews and comments from most of the main players in the Marvel story, including Stan Lee, who also wrote the introduction.

The book also includes full color reprints of some classic Marvel comics.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #2
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987) HC
Fantastic Four (1961) #51
Sub-Mariner Comics (1941) #35

Introduction by Stan Lee.

The comics reprinted in the book are as follows:
"Vengeance" from Sub-Mariner (1941) #35
"Duel to the Death with The Vulture!" from The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #2
"This Man...This Monster!" from Fantastic Four (1961) #51
"The Hunter" from The Best of Marvel Comics (1987) HC

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