Today: April 18, 2024

The Ultimate Marvel Team-Up

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, The Folio Society has joined legendary Marvel editor Roy Thomas to form a super-powered team-up of their own. Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949 presents five specially curated comic books, including a painstakingly produced facsimile of the comic that started it all back in 1939. This is the first title in an ongoing collaboration between The Folio Society and Marvel.

Above: ©2019 Marvel from the Marvel and The Folio Society edition of Marvel:  The Golden Age 1939–1949.

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.

Above: ©2019 Marvel from the Marvel and The Folio Society edition of Marvel:  The Golden Age 1939–1949.

“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,”  Tom walker, Publishing Director, The Folio Society.

Above: ©2019 Marvel from the Marvel and The Folio Society edition of Marvel:  The Golden Age 1939–1949.

Main volume: 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.

Solander box: Bound and lined in printed and gold laminated paper with a design by Marco D’Alfonso.

Facsimile Comic: 64 pages with 4-page cover. 10˝ x 7˝.

Exclusive Print: Illustration by Marco D’Alfonso printed 4-colour on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper. 10˝ x 7˝

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949.Selected, edited and introduced by Roy Thomas is available for pre-order exclusively from The Folio Society.

Price: UK £150.00 | US $225.00 | Can $295.00 | Aus $295.00




Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

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