Sunday, November 2, 2008
Chronicling the Chronicle...
If you've been wondering what I've been doing with my time these last few months, look no further than your local book or comic store for the recently released Marvel Chronicle hardcover from DK Publishing. In this 352 page monster, you'll find a year by year, month by month history of the Marvel Comics and its characters. I was given the opportunity to write the 90s and 2000s sections, alongside co-authors Tom Brevoort, Tom DeFalco and Peter Sanderson who reported on the other decades of Marvel's long history. The book also features an introduction from Stan Lee, an afterword by Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada, and an impressive slipcase cover to complete the package.
For more info, check out DK's website here.
But I finished that book months ago. So what have I been working on lately? I'm glad you asked, self. As of this week, I finished the text for my next massive project, Wolverine: The Ultimate Guide. Although it won't be released until around the same time as Wolverine's first solo film this spring, I think all you casual and diehard Logan lovers out there will be truly excited about this book. It breaks away from the traditional style of the DK Ulitmate Guides and tries a new and more visually dynamic format, but without losing any of the valuable info. I actually think this might be one of DK's most comprehensive guides to date, so be sure to check it out when it's released this spring.
For a sneak peak at its cover and some preliminary info, click here.
And hey, DC fans, rest assured I've also got something in store for you in the coming months. Keep checking back here for more updates, as I'll be posting about it soon.
Posted by Matthew K. Manning at 2:55 PM