DC Comics/Vertigo/Marvel Encyclopedias

by Karen Zarker

7 December 2008


We batched these three together because they’re clearly, quintissentially for the hardcore comics enthusiast. These are history books first—documenting the first appearance of a character, the initial emergence of a storyline, the series’ run, the writers and artists—and art books simultaneously, true to the form.  These books are big, they’re gorgeous, and of course, they’re ‘encyclopedic’ in scope and presentation.  The ecstatic recipient has a large, sturdy bookshelf, no doubt cluttered with comics actions figures, with which to house them.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition
The Vertigo Encyclopedia
Marvel Chronicle

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