Ultimate Marvel Review

THE Resource for Star Wars Fans Who love the Marvel Comics

Many Star Wars fans are also fans of Marvel, especially the comics. For those fans, Ultimate Marvel is your one stop comic resource. It includes a wealth of in-depth information about the people, places and things found throughout the Marvel comic universe.

Timeline of Marvel Universe Events found in the pages of Ultimate Marvel

There is a wide array of topics to explore including:

  • Super Heroes and Villains
  • Vehicles
  • Weapons and Technology
  • Cosmic Powers
  • Magical Artifacts
  • Planets and Realms
  • Countries and Places

Within each of the topics some entries can be short, while others encompass one or two page spreads about specific characters, places or events.

Examples of 1 and 2 page character or story spreads from Ultimate Marvel

What I found interesting about Ultimate Marvel is that this solely focuses on the Marvel comics universe instead of the Marvel cinematic universe. Characters and events can be different from what fans of the Marvel movies and TV shows know and understand.

For example…

Examples of characters and stories different from the Marvel cinematic universe

Did you know that Nebula from Guardian’s of the Galaxy claims to be Thanos’ granddaughter or that the X-Men’s Wolverine stole the Nick Fury’s S.H.E.I.L.D. flying car? It is tidbits like these that make this book more interesting to fans of Marvel outside the comics.

Overall, I believe the comic fans will find this book to be an invaluable resource for all things Marvel. For other Marvel fans, this book is an interesting look at the origins of the people, places and things that they are familiar with from the movies and TV shows from a slightly different point of view.

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Thanks to contributor Adam Bray and D.K. Books for providing me with a review copy of the book! You can also check out my interview with author Adam Bray about his contribution to Ultimate Marvel.

Ultimate Marvel is the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel Comics Universe featuring, in chronological order, every significant Marvel Comic character, location, vehicle, and weapon in the company’s history. This reference book is available through the following online retail sites: DK Books UK, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, BN.com, Books A Million, Indie Bound, McNally Robinson, Waterstones.

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