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Comicdom's famous monsters are on the loose! Marvel presents the concluding volume in our complete collection of Marvel's late-1950s/early-1960s period, famous for its twist-ending tales, alien invaders and especially its towering monster menaces -- and no one drew giant monsters like Jack "The King" Kirby! It's page after page of Grogg, Ogg, the Creature from Krogarr, Fin Fang Foom, and more!
Reprints stories from Strange Tales of the Unusual #7, Astonishing #56, World of Fantasy #15-19, Strange Worlds #1, 3-5; Strange Tales #67-70, 72-86; Journey Into Mystery #51-70; Tales to Astonish #1, 3-21; Tales of Suspense #2-19, Amazing Adventures #1-2.
These stories aren't just a fun atomic romp--they're the training ground where Stan Lee and Jack Kirby honed their creative partnership, learning each other's strengths and building an unmatched rapport. In these pages, you'll find out that the mother of the Marvel Age of Comics was -- a monster!
And they are fun. The underdog always wins here, threatened by death and destruction, but our heroes use their heads and take down the most monstrous foes. There are creatures from deep inside the earth, bizarre alien invaders, abominable snowmen, lost cities, atomic bomb disasters.... In just six, eight or ten pages, Stan and Jack, or Larry and Jack, could take you on a spellbound journey into every young kid's best fantasies.
After I first discovered Marvel comics in the spring of 1964, I got turned onto these little masterpieces by the same wonderful folks who were writing and drawing The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Giant-Man and the Wasp, Captain America, Thor and The Avengers. Here were the same ironic stories, down-trodden heroes, and galactic menaces, just with no continuing heroes. Every story (well, with a couple exceptions) was once and done, but oh boy, they were great fun. I loved 'em, collected them all, and to this day still prize my original issues--the "pre-hero" issues of all the titles below.
This is the first-ever collection with so much material--some have been previously collected in 10-issues-at-a-time Marvel Masterworks. But here you get a massive number of stories at far less cost overall.
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Item Code MONS02H Publisher Marvel Publish Date 2017 Coming Date Aug ISBN 9781302908614 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket # Pages 872pg Color Full Color
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