Comics : Marvel Heroes: Sticker Book Treasury (Phidal)

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This story is part of a Lookback Series: Book of the Month Club

This review was first published on: Apr 2013.

Background...

This book is a massive 9.5" x 12.2" in size. It's around 1/4" thick, and noticeably heavier than your average newsprint colouring book.

In Detail...

Marvel Heroes: Sticker Book Treasury (Phidal)
Year 2009 : SM Guest
Find ISBN 9782764317150
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Publisher:  Phidal Publishing, Inc.
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If my counting is correct, it has 12 sheets of stickers distributed throughout the book, plus 80-odd full-colour glossy pages of places for the stickers to be placed.

Those glossy pages include scenes/panoramas for free-form placement, plus some pages with specific spots where particular stickers are supposed to be placed in order to complete the picture.

Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Carnage and Venom appear at various points within the book, along with all the major Marvel stars.

There's not a lot of text in these books. Each page has a title, and brief caption, e.g. Natural Elements: Super Heroes and Villains can sometimes control natural elements like fire and water. Match each of your stickers to the right category. The text is well-balanced... just enough to add a touch of flavour to the scene, without waffling on. This book is clearly happy to let the artwork do the real talking!

In General...

The quality of production is extra-ordinary. The paper is glossy and heavy with an impressive waxy sheen, and the images are high-resolution with bright crisp colors. With twelve large pages of stickers, this really is a most impressive production.

Overall Rating...

I'm not sure what the original asking price was for these books, but it doesn't really matter.

Regardless of what kind of "value-for-money" these Phidal Sticker Book Treasuries represent, the inescapable fact is that they are probably the highest-quality sticker book products I have seen in my decades of collecting Spidey stuff.

I'm gonna give 'em a super-impressed four-and-a-half webs.