Item #901566 Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970-1980. Roy Thomas.
Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970-1980
Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970-1980

Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970-1980

London: The Folio Society, 2020.
First Edition. Hardcover.

First Edition, First Printing. Selection and “The Bronze Age of Marvel” by Roy Thomas; Preface by Chris Claremont. Cover design by Ian Jepson, box design and print by Julian Totino Tedesco. Printed on Condat Matt Perigord paper at Graphicom, Vicenza, Italy and bound by them in block and silkscreen-printed cloth.

Twelve issues from the bronze age of Marvel Comics. Eleven issues included in the book: The Amazing Spider Man #96 (May 1971); The Avengers #93 (November 1971); Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972); The Amazing Spider-Man #121 (June 1973); Jungle Action #6 (September 1973); Captain America #176 (August 1974); The Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974); Giant-Size Man-Thing #4 (May 1975); The Eternals #1 (July 1976); Iron Man #128 (November 1979); The X-Men #137 (September 1980). Facsimile of Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975) and color plate by Julian Totino Tedesco laid in.

The 1970s was a time of challenge and re-evaluation of stereotypes of heroism and criminality. In The Amazing Spider Man #96, Stan Lee raises the specter of the drug problem in urban America. From Chris Claremont’s foreword: in this volume,” you’ll find stories that aren’t perfect, but which’ll grab you by the heart…You’ll find visions of characters, and the lives they live, that perhaps aren’t what you’re used to, but which may well prove irresistible. You’ll find challenges to characters’ very souls, which force them into decisions they never expected and consequences they can’t escape. And the heartbreak those decisions cause. This was the essence of Marvel’s Bronze Age. We could do anything - create any kind of hero, knock the readers’ socks off with any kind of story. And when the need arose, break their hearts. What mattered were the characters – and the stories that grew from them. Our goal was simply to keep you reading from beginning to end and leave you on the edge of your seat ‘til you could get ahold of (the) next issue.”

Item #901566

9-1/2 x 13-1/8”, blue, red, white, & black printed yellow cloth with embossed bronze lightning bolt design in gilt, pictorial endpapers, all edges black, ribbon marker, xxi, unpaginated (285pp), illustrated in full color throughout, in publisher’s glossy pictorial clamshell box, comic book and color plate by Julian Totino Tedesco in folded sleeve laid in.

Very fine in clamshell box. Book is large and heavy and may require additional shipping charges. Please inquire as to shipping to your location.

Price: $325.00