Two recently released books about comics offer behind-the-scenes glimpses at comics history.
Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye follows the
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe traces the company responsible for Captain America, Spider-Man, the Hulk and more back to its earliest days in the 1930s through its revival in the 1960s under Stan Lee, to its box-office ubiquity now, with a warts-and-all presentation of the ups and downs along the way. The suggested retail price for the hardcover is $26.99.
“Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth,” $49.99 for Xbox Kinect and Wii U, features Marvel heroes including Iron Man and Captain America in a game based on the Marvel Comics storyline “Secret Invasion.”
Action figure collectors with space to spare will likely enjoy the playset “Marvel’s The Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.” Based on the flying base from the Marvel film, the mobile battle station is more than 3 feet long and has space for more than 30 3.75” Marvel figures. The boxed version of the Helicarrier includes a Captain America figure and five firing missiles.
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- By Matthew Price
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