“The Marvel Comics Library: Avengers. Vol. 1. 1963–1965” Now Available for Pre-Order from Marvel and TASCHEN

The second edition of TASCHEN and Marvel’s new long-term collaboration, The Marvel Comics Library, has been announced, focusing on the Avengers from 1963-1965.

What’s Happening:

  • The Marvel Comics Library offers collectors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lay their hands on the world’s most desirable comics.
  • Superhero teams had been around since the 1940s, but Thor, Ant Man, the Wasp, Hulk, and Iron Man broke new ground when they joined forces to form the Avengers in 1963. They not only fought together, they occasionally fought each other!
  • The first 20 stories from the Avengers are collected in this Hulk-sized volume and have been meticulously photographed from the most pristine copies of these rare comic books—a fine art celebration worthy of Tony Stark’s library.

  • Relive the classic early adventures of Avengers Nos. 1–20 in an XXL-sized edition that’s bigger than the Hulk’s fist, weightier than Thor’s hammer, and with more extras than Iron Man’s armor. TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. The most pristine pedigreed comics have been cracked open and photographed for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Each page has then been digitally remastered using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing—as if hot off of a world-class 1960s printing press.
  • Accompanying the stories are an original foreword by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and an in-depth history by the Eisner Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek that’s illustrated with original art, little-seen photographs, and rare documents. This mighty collection about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is worthy of Tony Stark’s library—or yours.
  • The book is also available as a Collector’s Edition, limited to 1,000 copies featuring an aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing, and housed in a slipcase. Each book is individually numbered.

  • The Avengers edition of The Marvel Comics Library series follows Spider-Man. Vol. 1. 1962–1964.
  • The next titles in the series will be Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963 and Captain America, all scheduled for release in 2022 and 2023.
  • The Marvel Comics Library, Avengers. Vol. 1. 1963–1965 is now available to pre-order on TASCHEN’s website and will be released this July.