MARVEL AGE TREASURY EDITION

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On sale Feb 04, 2025 | 176 Pages | 9781302959098
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FOC Aug 26, 2024 | Catalog July 2024
It's a celebration of the Marvel Age of Comics – and you are invited! Some of the most storied creators in Marvel history – and a sprinkling of new faces – explore the classic days of Marvel! J. Michael Straczynski and Kaare Andrews create the Marvel Universe in a backyard! Dan Slott and Michael Allred depict a crucial turning point for Captain Marvel! Rainbow Rowell and Shuma-Goraths! explore the blossoming relationship between Cyclops and Jean Grey! The original Human Torch finds his purpose thanks to Mark Waid and Alessandro Cappuccio! The Silver Surfer confronts Mephisto under the guidance of Steve McNiven! Plus: In special commemoration of Spider-Man, all-star creators including Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Neil Gaiman, Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel and Terry Dodson join the fun with new tales of AMAZING FANTASY! Collecting MARVEL AGE (2023) #1000 and AMAZING FANTASY (2022) #1000.
New York Times best-selling author Mark Waid has worked for every major company in the comics industry in a nearly three-decade-long career, writing thousands of issues, including runs of Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, Ka-Zar and Fantastic Four. His other works of note include his collaboration with painter Alex Ross on Kingdom Come, which earned an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series. Waid enjoyed his greatest outpouring of critical acclaim with the Eisner Award-winning Daredevil — which included a revered collaboration with frequent artistic partner Chris Samnee. He later took on such diverse pop-cultural icons as Princess Leia and Archie, and ushered in a new era of greatness for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in All-New, All-Different Avengers. His Marvel work continued with Avengers, Black Widow, Captain America, Champions and Doctor Strange.

Jonathan Hickman is the award-winning writer/artist of critically acclaimed independent titles Pax Romana, Transhuman and The Nightly News. Teaming with writer Brian Michael Bendis, he launched Marvel’s Secret Warriors, spinning out of Secret Invasion. He then wrote the Dark Reign: Fantastic Four limited series, which served as a warm-up for his revered runs on Fantastic Four and FF, and two S.H.I.E.L.D. series. Hickman penned numerous Ultimate Universe titles before bringing his intricate plotting to Avengers and New Avengers. Hickman’s years of planning culminated with the Marvel Universe-shattering Secret Wars. His impressive list of credits includes a trio of lauded series for Image: East of West, Secret and the Eisner Award-nominated The Manhattan Projects. Hickman returned to Marvel to mastermind a transformative relaunch of its mutant titles, beginning with House of X and Powers of X, and continuing with X-Men.

As the creator of The Sandman for DC Comics, writer Neil Gaiman has won every major award in the comics industry, as well as the prestigious 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, the only comic-book writer ever to be awarded this literary honor. Cited by the LA Times as “the greatest epic in the history of comic books,” the ten Sandman collections have sold several million copies and remain in print to this day. Having thus made his mark, Gaiman wrote another highly regarded series for DC with Books of Magic. Also noteworthy was his work on Eclipse Comics’ Miracleman, which he picked up after close friend Alan Moore left the book. In addition, Gaiman collaborated with Terry Pratchett on the wistful apocalypse novel Good Omens and in 1997 wrote the BBC teleplay Neverwhere, a story he later adapted into a novel. Gaiman’s other novels, American Gods and his children’s book Coraline, garnered New York Times best-selling status and international acclaim including the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards. In 2001, Gaiman made his first foray into Marvel Comics with his series Marvel 1602, a series in which Gaiman took the core cast of Marvel’s Silver Age comics, placed them 400 years in the past and retold their stories in his own inimitable way. Aided by stunning art from Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove, Marvel 1602 was the top-selling comic of the year. Next venturing into film, Gaiman collaborated with artist Dave McKean — a compatriot from his days on Sandman — on the feature Mirrormask, a mix of live-action, animation and puppetry that saw its critically acclaimed premiere in late 2005. As a passionate defender of the First Amendment, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund named Gaiman the 1997 Defender of Liberty, and he now serves on that organization’s Board of Directors. Born in Porchester, England, Gaiman lives outside Minneapolis with his wife, Mary, and their three children.

The pencils of Ryan Stegman first gained rave reviews in the Marvel adaptation of Raymond E. Feist’s Magician Apprentice and Riftwar. The popularity of his work there led to assignments on Incredible Hulk, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Incredible Hercules and She-Hulks. With writer Christopher Yost, he launched a new incarnation of Scarlet Spider; with Dan Slott, he shocked fans with Superior Spider-Man; and with Gerry Conway, he offered a different take on the wall-crawler and his family in Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Stegman’s other Marvel credits include Wolverine, Inhuman and Uncanny Avengers as well as his smash-hit run on Venom.

After graduating in Law and Information Sciences at Paris University, Marguerite Sauvage became an illustrator in 2001 working in advertising, magazines, and publishing. In 2008, she began working in the animation industry as a concept artist and script writer, as well as drawing for European bande dessinée. In 2014, her work was spotted by Vertigo and she started a career in North American comics with covers for Hinterkind. She debuted sequential art on Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman and then initiated the “DC Bombshells” series with Margaret Bennet in August 2015. Since then, her work can be found at Marvel (Scarlet Witch, Secret Wars, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela, Captain America), Dark Horse (Zodiac Starforce), Image (Wayward, The Wicked + The Divine), Dynamite (Red Sonja), Valiant (Faith), Oni and DC Comics.

Artist Michael Allred established himself as a leading creative force in the industry with his creation Madman, which earned him three Eisner Award nominations and a Harvey Award win for Best New Series. He first came to Marvel in 2001, helping relaunch the pop-inspired and acclaimed X-Force (later X-Statix). He illustrated The Golden Plates, an adaptation of the Book of Mormon, and began a new Madman series, Madman Atomic Comics, for Image Comics. Allred and Neil Gaiman created the Metamorpho story in DC Comics’ Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Wednesday Comics, while his DC/Vertigo collaboration with Chris Roberson, iZOMBIE, was adapted into a TV series. He returned to Marvel with FF and then Silver Surfer. Allred is also an accomplished filmmaker, actor and singer/guitarist for The Gear.

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It's a celebration of the Marvel Age of Comics – and you are invited! Some of the most storied creators in Marvel history – and a sprinkling of new faces – explore the classic days of Marvel! J. Michael Straczynski and Kaare Andrews create the Marvel Universe in a backyard! Dan Slott and Michael Allred depict a crucial turning point for Captain Marvel! Rainbow Rowell and Shuma-Goraths! explore the blossoming relationship between Cyclops and Jean Grey! The original Human Torch finds his purpose thanks to Mark Waid and Alessandro Cappuccio! The Silver Surfer confronts Mephisto under the guidance of Steve McNiven! Plus: In special commemoration of Spider-Man, all-star creators including Jonathan Hickman, Kurt Busiek, Neil Gaiman, Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel and Terry Dodson join the fun with new tales of AMAZING FANTASY! Collecting MARVEL AGE (2023) #1000 and AMAZING FANTASY (2022) #1000.

Creators

New York Times best-selling author Mark Waid has worked for every major company in the comics industry in a nearly three-decade-long career, writing thousands of issues, including runs of Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, Ka-Zar and Fantastic Four. His other works of note include his collaboration with painter Alex Ross on Kingdom Come, which earned an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series. Waid enjoyed his greatest outpouring of critical acclaim with the Eisner Award-winning Daredevil — which included a revered collaboration with frequent artistic partner Chris Samnee. He later took on such diverse pop-cultural icons as Princess Leia and Archie, and ushered in a new era of greatness for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in All-New, All-Different Avengers. His Marvel work continued with Avengers, Black Widow, Captain America, Champions and Doctor Strange.

Jonathan Hickman is the award-winning writer/artist of critically acclaimed independent titles Pax Romana, Transhuman and The Nightly News. Teaming with writer Brian Michael Bendis, he launched Marvel’s Secret Warriors, spinning out of Secret Invasion. He then wrote the Dark Reign: Fantastic Four limited series, which served as a warm-up for his revered runs on Fantastic Four and FF, and two S.H.I.E.L.D. series. Hickman penned numerous Ultimate Universe titles before bringing his intricate plotting to Avengers and New Avengers. Hickman’s years of planning culminated with the Marvel Universe-shattering Secret Wars. His impressive list of credits includes a trio of lauded series for Image: East of West, Secret and the Eisner Award-nominated The Manhattan Projects. Hickman returned to Marvel to mastermind a transformative relaunch of its mutant titles, beginning with House of X and Powers of X, and continuing with X-Men.

As the creator of The Sandman for DC Comics, writer Neil Gaiman has won every major award in the comics industry, as well as the prestigious 1991 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, the only comic-book writer ever to be awarded this literary honor. Cited by the LA Times as “the greatest epic in the history of comic books,” the ten Sandman collections have sold several million copies and remain in print to this day. Having thus made his mark, Gaiman wrote another highly regarded series for DC with Books of Magic. Also noteworthy was his work on Eclipse Comics’ Miracleman, which he picked up after close friend Alan Moore left the book. In addition, Gaiman collaborated with Terry Pratchett on the wistful apocalypse novel Good Omens and in 1997 wrote the BBC teleplay Neverwhere, a story he later adapted into a novel. Gaiman’s other novels, American Gods and his children’s book Coraline, garnered New York Times best-selling status and international acclaim including the Hugo, Nebula and Bram Stoker Awards. In 2001, Gaiman made his first foray into Marvel Comics with his series Marvel 1602, a series in which Gaiman took the core cast of Marvel’s Silver Age comics, placed them 400 years in the past and retold their stories in his own inimitable way. Aided by stunning art from Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove, Marvel 1602 was the top-selling comic of the year. Next venturing into film, Gaiman collaborated with artist Dave McKean — a compatriot from his days on Sandman — on the feature Mirrormask, a mix of live-action, animation and puppetry that saw its critically acclaimed premiere in late 2005. As a passionate defender of the First Amendment, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund named Gaiman the 1997 Defender of Liberty, and he now serves on that organization’s Board of Directors. Born in Porchester, England, Gaiman lives outside Minneapolis with his wife, Mary, and their three children.

The pencils of Ryan Stegman first gained rave reviews in the Marvel adaptation of Raymond E. Feist’s Magician Apprentice and Riftwar. The popularity of his work there led to assignments on Incredible Hulk, Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, Incredible Hercules and She-Hulks. With writer Christopher Yost, he launched a new incarnation of Scarlet Spider; with Dan Slott, he shocked fans with Superior Spider-Man; and with Gerry Conway, he offered a different take on the wall-crawler and his family in Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. Stegman’s other Marvel credits include Wolverine, Inhuman and Uncanny Avengers as well as his smash-hit run on Venom.

After graduating in Law and Information Sciences at Paris University, Marguerite Sauvage became an illustrator in 2001 working in advertising, magazines, and publishing. In 2008, she began working in the animation industry as a concept artist and script writer, as well as drawing for European bande dessinée. In 2014, her work was spotted by Vertigo and she started a career in North American comics with covers for Hinterkind. She debuted sequential art on Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman and then initiated the “DC Bombshells” series with Margaret Bennet in August 2015. Since then, her work can be found at Marvel (Scarlet Witch, Secret Wars, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, 1602: Witch Hunter Angela, Captain America), Dark Horse (Zodiac Starforce), Image (Wayward, The Wicked + The Divine), Dynamite (Red Sonja), Valiant (Faith), Oni and DC Comics.

Artist Michael Allred established himself as a leading creative force in the industry with his creation Madman, which earned him three Eisner Award nominations and a Harvey Award win for Best New Series. He first came to Marvel in 2001, helping relaunch the pop-inspired and acclaimed X-Force (later X-Statix). He illustrated The Golden Plates, an adaptation of the Book of Mormon, and began a new Madman series, Madman Atomic Comics, for Image Comics. Allred and Neil Gaiman created the Metamorpho story in DC Comics’ Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Wednesday Comics, while his DC/Vertigo collaboration with Chris Roberson, iZOMBIE, was adapted into a TV series. He returned to Marvel with FF and then Silver Surfer. Allred is also an accomplished filmmaker, actor and singer/guitarist for The Gear.