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Marvel Studios Character Encyclopedia

Written by Omair Alavi

Everyone knows Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the best thing to happen to Hollywood in recent years,

Everyone knows Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the best thing to happen to Hollywood in recent years, yet not many are clear regarding what makes it so ‘marvelous’ in the first place. Through Marvel Studios Character Encyclopedia, learn all there is to know about what made MCU so great that the audience goes wild whenever a Marvel film makes it to the cinemas.

Published by Dorling Kindersley (DK), this book will make you an expert on superheroes and villains of all kinds. It is not just about the Iron Man, The Avengers, or Guardians of the Galaxy but all those MCU characters that appeared in the films revolving around these superheroes. Each major or minor character has a data file where their vital statistics are discussed, along with important background information and their relationship to the story, or the super-hero/villain.

This 176-page encyclopedia gives the readers an insight that no Marvel film can, since it discusses more than 100 MCU characters within these pages. Be it the undisputed leader of The Avengers or Loki, the God of mischief, every character is given a whole page where their affiliation, their strengths, and their appearances (in films) are described in detail. Furthermore, the pictures of all these characters are all taken from the relevant movies, making it worth your while.

Through this book, you will not only discover fascinating facts about your favorite MCU heroes and villains but all those characters who had something to do with these characters. Most of Thanos’ allies including Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Nebula, and Corvus Glaive were his children, whereas you can revisit Doctor Strange’s origin where he had to worry about his predecessor Kaecilius and his the extra-dimensional Dormammu besides fellow sorcerer Mordo who was a friend till he became a foe.

That’s not all, every character that has an alter ego (e.g., Tony Stark and Iron Man, Steve Rogers, and Captain America, Bucky Barnes and The Winter Soldier) is also given prominent coverage here, with their film highlights making it to the page specified for them. If you thought that Tony Stark’s wife Pepper Potts and driver Happy Hogan were just there to stand by his side, think again for they are more important to him than any Avenger.

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