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MARVEL AND THE FOLIO SOCIETY TEAM UP FOR A HISTORIC COLLECTOR'S EDITION

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949 - CoverTo celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, The Folio Society have decided to team up with the legendary editor, Roy Thomas, in order to select, remaster, and reproduce a lavish collection of Golden Age greats. Entitled, ‘Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949’, this specially curated selection of iconic comic books, five in total, have all been painstakingly restored with the intent of preserving their historical significance. Want to know more? Then please check this out...





1) What comics are included in this collection?   The Sub-Mariner #1 (1941), The Human Torch #5 (1941), Captain America Comics #10 (1941), All Winners Comics #19 (1946), and a facsimile of Marvel Comics #1 (1939).

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949 - Marvel
From The Folio Society edition of
Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949 © 2019 Marvel
2) How are they presented?   Four of these comics have been bound within a hardback book and enlarged to a treasury-sized format so they can best reflect the details featured within. Whereas the fifth comic, on the other hand, Marvel Comics #1, is a facsimile which maintains its original proportions and size. Every aspect of all five books has been preserved to the nth degree, from the crinkles and creases in the grainy newsprint to the vintage adverts and short prose fiction. Even glitches, including original spelling errors and coloring overlaps, have been preserved. 

3) Where did these vintage comics come from?   Due to their rarity and value, each comic was carefully retrieved from either the Marvel Archives or a private collector, and then scanned and showcased to highlight key characters and creators from this seminal era: ranging from Captain America to the Human Torch, all the way to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949 - Inside
From The Folio Society edition of
Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949 © 2019 Marvel
4) Does the collection come with anything else?   This dazzling hardback volume is presented inside a handmade clamshell case featuring original artwork provided by the Marvel artist, Marco D’Alfonso, who also illustrates an exclusive print.

5) Who’s Roy Thomas?   Roy was the first person to succeed Stan Lee as Marvel Comics’ Editor-in-Chief, and throughout his fifty-year career, he helped co-create a number of very memorable characters, including The Vision, Carol Danvers, Iron Fist, and Ultron. For this collector's edition, he helped The Folio Society select the aforementioned comic books before writing an introduction that explains why they’re important to the creation of the Marvel Universe.


Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949 - All Winners
From The Folio Society edition of Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949
© 2019 Marvel


Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949 - Side
From The Folio Society edition of
Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949
© 2019 Marvel

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949
Price: £150.00 / Format: Hardback / Release Date: 25th September 2019 / Number of Pages: 336 pages


Main Volume:
- Bound in screen-printed and metallic foil blocked cloth with lettering by Ian Jepson.
- Set in Miller Text with Benton as display.
- 272 pages printed in 4-color throughout (13¼˝ x 9¼˝).
- Endpapers printed in metallic ink with a design by Marco D’Alfonso.
- Ribbon marker.
- Colored page edges.

Solander Box:
- Bound and lined in printed and gold laminated paper with a design by Marco D’Alfonso.

Facsimile Comic:
- 64 pages with 4-page cover (10˝ x 7˝).

Exclusive Print:
- Illustration by Marco D’Alfonso printed in 4-color on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper (10˝ x 7˝).

Now for any more information on The Folio Society's edition of 'Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949', please feel free to check out their website, facebook, and twitter pages. 

MARVEL AND THE FOLIO SOCIETY TEAM UP FOR A HISTORIC COLLECTOR'S EDITION MARVEL AND THE FOLIO SOCIETY TEAM UP FOR A HISTORIC COLLECTOR'S EDITION Reviewed by David Andrews on September 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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