‘The Marvel Comics Library’ collection will reprint Marvel’s rarest comics

Source: Taschen

Spider-Man has come a long way since debuting on the pages of Marvel Comics in 1962. As fans prepare for the web hero’s final foray onto the big screen this month Spider-Man: No Coming HomeMarvel is taking Spidey fans back to the beginning with a new hardcover anthology.

Today, Marvel Comics and Taschen announced a long-term partnership for “The Marvel Comics Library,” a series of hardcover volumes that will reproduce some of Marvel’s rarest classic comic books. The first title in this series is Spider Man. Flight. 1. 1962–1964which features the first 21 Spider-Man stories.

The book will feature the comics in Taschen’s extra-large format, close to the size of the original art. Instead of recoloring the original production artwork, as previous reprints have done, these recreations are based on high-resolution photographs of the original comics, which have been touched up to improve ink density and other impurities. printing.

Some of the pages inside Spider Man. Flight. 1. 1962–1964 | Source: Taschen

In addition to the comics, this volume contains an essay by Marvel editor Ralph Macchio; an introduction by collector David Mandel; and a variety of additional documents, including original work plans and rare photographs.

Spider Man. Flight. 1. 1962–1964 is available for purchase now for $200. The first printing of the “Famous First Edition” will consist of 5,000 numbered copies. There is also a collector’s edition of the book available, which costs $600. This version is limited to 1,000 numbered copies and includes printed foil cover, leatherette bound spine, foil embossing and slipcase.

Spidey is the first of many iconic Marvel heroes to get the Marvel Comics Library treatment. The next versions of this series will be Avengers. Flight. 1. 1963–1965, The Fantastic Four. Flight. 1. 1961–1963and Captain Americaall slated for release by 2023.

Lisa M. Horner