Marvel Museum: The Story of the Comics Review

Title: Marvel Museum – The Story of the Comics
December 2019
Publisher: Scholastic
Readership: Middle Grade +
Genre: Non-Fiction
Rating: ★★★★

I received a copy of Marvel Museum from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Welcome to the Marvel Museum The museum is open all hours. It houses an astonishing collection of Marvel Comics artwork. Inside, you will discover extraordinary images of best-loved characters from the Marvel archives, including The Avengers, Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, X-Men and more!

Enter here to explore the remarkable history of the legendary Marvel Comics.

As a long-time Marvel fan, I enjoy a lot of the media that they produce – comics, television shows, movies, books, etc. There’s a lot to love about a universe that has spanned decades of content and too many characters to count.

The Story of the Comics is a large, hardback book that details the history of Marvel comics from its early origins to the current day. It looks at the iconic characters and comic book titles, as well as the people behind those characters and titles in a very concise manner.

I liked a lot of things in this book:

The format was very effective – this is a book designed for younger Marvel fans, so rather than trying to fill it with a lot of text, they’ve made the decision to be concise in the information on the page, complimenting it with large, colourful images from Marvel history. It makes it not only easy to read, but really delightful to look at as a visual text.

I enjoyed the choices they made in including the people behind the comics – not only Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, but also Steve Ditko and Flo Steinberg. They did focus on the major characters in the universe – the Avengers, Spiderman, Daredevil, the X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy, but also included The Punisher and Ghost Rider. Each topic is given enough information to inform, but leaves space for readers to do their own further exploration of any of the people or characters in the book.

This was just a great book for younger Marvel fans to learn a little about where their favourite superhero characters came from.


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