Penguin Classics Releases Marvel Collections Featuring Spider-Man, Captain America, and Black Panther
Penguin Classics and Marvel Comics have released collected editions of three of the most celebrated heroes in the Marvel universe. The anthologies feature Spider-Man, Captain America, and Black Panther in the stories that helped shape them into the iconic heroes they are today. Featuring original stories and influential moments that impacted not only their universe but the entire Marvel universe.
The deluxe hardcover collected editions will feature full-color art and are given a gold foil stamping that should make them great additions to any collection and bookshelf. The softcover editions will resemble what readers might see in other Penguin Classics that feature stunning artwork on the cover pages.
Check out what is included in these collected editions and a short description below:
The Amazing Spider-Man (Penguin Classics Marvel Collection)
- “Spider-Man!” from Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962)
- The Amazing Spider-Man #1-4, #9, #10, #13, #14, #17-19 (1963-1964)
- “Goodbye to Linda Brown” from Strange Tales #97 (1962)
- “How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!” from The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964)
“This anthology contains twelve key stories from the first two years of Spider-Man’s publication history (from 1962 to 1964). These influential adventures not only transformed the super hero fantasy into an allegory for the pain of adolescence but also brought a new ethical complexity to the genre—by insisting that with great power there must also come great responsibility.
A foreword by Jason Reynolds and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of The Amazing Spider-Man and classic Marvel comics.”
Captain America (Penguin Classics Marvel Collection)
- Captain America Comics #1 (1941)
- The Captain America stories from Tales of Suspense #59, #63-68, #75-81, #92-95, #110-113 (1964-1969)
- “Captain America… Commie Smasher” from Captain America #78 (1954)
“Drawing upon multiple comic book series, this collection includes Captain America’s very first appearances from 1941 alongside key examples of his first solo stories of the 1960s, in which Steve Rogers, the newly resurrected hero of World War II, searches to find his place in a new and unfamiliar world. As the contents reveal, the transformations of this American icon thus mark parallel transformations in the nation itself.
A foreword by Gene Luen Yang and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of Captain America and classic Marvel comics.”
Black Panther (Penguin Classics Marvel Collection)
- Fantastic Four #52-53 (1966)
- Jungle Action #6-21 (1973-1976)
“The Black Panther is not just a super hero; as King T’Challa, he is also the monarch of the hidden African nation of Wakanda. Combining the strength and stealth of his namesake with a creative scientific intelligence, the Black Panther is an icon of Afro-futurist fantasy. This new anthology includes the Black Panther’s 1966 origin tale and the entirety of the critically acclaimed “Panther’s Rage” storyline from his 1970s solo series.
A foreword by Nnedi Okorafor, a scholarly introduction and apparatus by Qiana J. Whitted, and a general series introduction by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of Black Panther and classic Marvel comics.”
This is the beginning of Penguin Classics’ acknowledgment of Marvel Comics’ contribution to classic comics. Three more collected editions are expected to be released next year. Stay tuned for more information.
Source: Marvel Comics