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X-Men

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Informationen zum Autor Stan Lee (1922- 2018) and artist Jack Kirby made comic book history in 1961 with The Fantastic Four #1 . Lee oversaw the adventures of many super hero creations for over a decade before handing over the editorial reins at Marvel to others. For the remainder of his long life, he continued to serve as a creative figurehead at Marvel and an ambassador for the comics medium. Klappentext The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy   Collects X-Men # 1 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 7 , 8 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 38 , 41 , 42 , 44 , 45 , and 46 . It is impossible to imagine American popular culture without Marvel Comics. For decades, Marvel has published groundbreaking visual narratives that sustain attention on multiple levels: as metaphors for the experience of difference and otherness; as meditations on the fluid nature of identity; and as high-water marks in the artistic tradition of American cartooning, to name a few.   The seeds of a pop-cultural phenomenon were sown with the launch of the first X-Men comic in 1963, at the height of “the Marvel Revolution,” under the creative team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The title was bookended by some of the best Super Hero comics of that era; the first issue established a creative formula that continues to inspire contemporary creators, while the final issues remain acclaimed for the groundbreaking artwork of Neal Adams. This collection gathers several key tales from the original run of the classic X-Men series.   A foreword by Rainbow Rowell and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of the X-Men and classic Marvel comics. Zusammenfassung Illustrated throughout, The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents specially curated cartoon anthologies of the world's greatest superheroes The seeds of a pop-cultural phenomenon were sown with the launch of the first X-Men comic in 1963, at the height of 'the Marvel Revolution', under the creative team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This title is bookended by the first issue, which established a creative formula that continues to inspire contemporary creators, to the later editions still acclaimed for the ground-breaking artwork of Neal Adams. A foreword by Rainbow Rowell and a comprehensive introduction and notes by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of the X-Men and classic Marvel comics. This Penguin Classics black spine paperback features full-colour art. ...

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Stan Lee (1922- 2018) and artist Jack Kirby made comic book history in 1961 with The Fantastic Four #1. Lee oversaw the adventures of many super hero creations for over a decade before handing over the editorial reins at Marvel to others. For the remainder of his long life, he continued to serve as a creative figurehead at Marvel and an ambassador for the comics medium.

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Illustrated throughout, The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents specially curated cartoon anthologies of the world's greatest superheroes

The seeds of a pop-cultural phenomenon were sown with the launch of the first X-Men comic in 1963, at the height of 'the Marvel Revolution', under the creative team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This title is bookended by the first issue, which established a creative formula that continues to inspire contemporary creators, to the later editions still acclaimed for the ground-breaking artwork of Neal Adams.

A foreword by Rainbow Rowell and a comprehensive introduction and notes by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of the X-Men and classic Marvel comics. This Penguin Classics black spine paperback features full-colour art.

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A groundbreaking example of comics representation in literature.
Publishers Weekly

Penguin provides introductory essays; superb analyses by the series editor, Ben Saunders; and extensive bibliographies.
Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

Stories become classics when generations of readers sort through them, talk about them, imitate them, and recommend them. In this case, baby boomers read them when they débuted, Gen X-ers grew up with their sequels, and millennials encountered them through Marvel movies. Each generation of fans initially fanboys, increasingly fangirls, and these days nonbinary fans, too found new ways not just to read the comics but to use them. That s how canons form. Amateurs and professionals, over decades, come to something like consensus about which books matter and why or else they love to argue about it, and we get to follow the arguments. Canons rise and fall, gain works and lose others, when one generation of people with the power to publish, teach, and edit diverges from the one before ... A top-flight comic by Kirby or his successor on Captain America, Jim Steranko barely needed words. You could follow the story just by watching the characters act and react. Thankfully, Penguin volumes do justice to these images. They reproduce sixties comics in bright, flat, colorful inks on thick white paper unlike the dot-based process used on old newsprint, but perhaps truer to their bold, thrill-chasing spirit.
Stephanie Burt, The New Yorker

As before, all three of these volumes re-present Professor Ben Saunders learned general series intro which does an excellent job of succinctly explaining the rise of Marvel Comics and the Marvel Method.
Forces of Geek

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