News Book Comic Book News News | Written by Martin Unsworth 14/08/2019

The Folio Society Announce Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949

Purveyors of exceptional quality books, The Folio Society has joined legendary Marvel editor Roy Thomas to form a super-powered team-up of their own to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1.

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 - 1949 brings together five specially curated comic books, including a painstakingly produced facsimile of the comic that started it all back in 1939. This will be the first title in an ongoing collaboration between The Folio Society and Marvel.

From the press release:

Scanned from original vintage material from the Marvel archives, each comic showcases key characters and creators from this seminal era: Captain America to the Human Torch; Stan Lee to Jack Kirby. A dazzling hardback volume with lettering by Ian Jepson comes presented inside a handmade clamshell case which features original artwork by modern Marvel artist Marco D’Alfonso, who has also created an exclusive print that is only available with this edition.

Tom Walker, Publishing Director of The Folio Society said of the release: “We were delighted when Marvel asked us to collaborate on such an exciting project. We are thrilled with what we have created and are sure every Marvel fan will love this magnificent edition as much as we do.

Along with the comic facsimile, the main volume, along with the introduction by Roy Thomas, the contents include:

The Sub-Mariner #1 (Spring 1941)

The Human Torch #5 (Fall 1941)

Captain America Comics #10

All Winners Comics #19

Aside from the facsimile comic, the main volume will be bound in screen printed and metallic foil blocked cloth with lettering by Ian Jepson. Set in Miller Text with Benton as display. 272 pages printed 4-colour throughout. Endpapers printed in metallic ink with a design by Marco D’Alfonso, Ribbon marker, and coloured page edges. It’s presented in a solander box, which is bound and lined in printed and gold laminated paper with a design by Marco D’Alfonso. That’s not all; there’s also an exclusive 10˝ x 7˝ print illustration by Marco D'Alfonso, printed 4-colour on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper.

The Folio Society edition of Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949 is available to pre-order exclusively from

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