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The Marvel Encyclopedia, Revised

TMEcover.jpgAlthough it’s not been officially announced, I can now tell you a little bit about the book that’s sucked up most of my time for the past few months: a revised edition of The Marvel Encyclopedia for Dorling Kindersley. This is an updated version of the original edition, released in 2006, and I’m told it should be available starting in October of 2009.

I had a wonderful time working on this book, and it gave me an excuse to read more comics than I have in a long time. I had to go through the book, identify the entries that needed updating—plus suggest new ones to include—and then make all of the changes. My editor, Alastair Dougal, did an excellent job keeping me on track and making sure I filled in all the holes I’d uncovered, and layout guru Robert Perry did a great job of gathering the best illustrations we could find and making the book look even better than ever.

I’ll let you know more about the book as it gets closer to its release. In the meantime, I think I need to make an assault on the editorial walls of Marvel Comics. Anyone out there have any leads? I doubt I’ll ever know more about the Marvel multiverse than I do right now.

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  1. Very cool, Matt! The first edition of the Encyclopedia was one of my standard references back when I worked on HeroClix (along with my battered old copies of the OHOTMU, of coruse.) I’m glad to hear it’s being updated, and that you got have some of the fun.

  2. Very cool, Matt! The first edition of the Encyclopedia was one of my standard references back when I worked on HeroClix (along with my battered old copies of the OHOTMU, of coruse.) I’m glad to hear it’s being updated, and that you got have some of the fun.

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