I’ve been a fan of superheroes and comics from way back. And, I’m proud to say, that I’ve passed on that interest and excitement to my daughter. Last month, I also had the opportunity of seeing a new generation of fangirls and fanboys in the making. Star & DK hosted a “Super Hero Book Club” at a local bookstore to celebrate the release of Marvel’s new book, Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know by Adam Bray. Gold medal winner and mom, Kristi Yamaguchi was also there to greet the crowd.
Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know — A Good Starting Point
Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is a beginner’s encyclopedia to Marvel comics. From main characters to key storylines, this fully illustrated book helps kids learn about the heroes and villains found everywhere in mainstream media. The outside cover has a weird texture but you get used to it. By the way, I love the bright and fun layouts on each page!
Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know — What Parents Should Know
Contents include plots from both classic and current comics. Fun facts are spread throughout the book such as the different versions of Hulk, how far Doc Oct can control his metal tentacles, and characters from alternate universes. Graphics are not bloody or mature but there are several fighting poses, weapons, and intense images. It also includes quite a bit of reading. I’d recommend this for kids ages 8-12.
If you have a fledgling Marvel fan in your home, then Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is fantastic to have. The entire comic universe spans decades and can be tough to follow at times. This book will quench the curiosity of new characters and stories your child comes across.
Note: For older children and adult fans, we have this Marvel Encyclopedia and love it. It’s more comprehensive and has a TON of information. In fact, when we went to visit Frans’ family last year, we even left ours with one of the nephews then bought a new copy when we came home.
Travel costs and product were provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.