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"All of the Marvels" By Douglas Wolk

Title artwork for the book "All the Marvels" by Douglas Wolk - red background, golden-yellow text with navy blue drop-shadow
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The thousands of superhero comic books that Marvel has published since 1961 make up a gigantic mountain that sits smack in the middle of contemporary culture.

Every schoolchild recognizes Marvel’s protagonists: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men. Eighteen of the 100 highest-grossing movies of all time, from Avengers: Endgame to Black Panther, draw from the Marvel comics. The Marvel narrative is also the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages to date, with thousands of contributors.

Douglas Wolk is the author of "All the Marvels, A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told."

A National Arts Journalism Program Fellow and winner of the Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book, Wolk is a lifelong comics reader and an expert on all things Marvel, and that knowledge shines throughout as he tackles the comics’ world of constant spectacle and drama.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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