Marvel Super Heroes: Storybook Collection (Parragon)

Background

This book from Parragon Book Service, Ltd. contains only reprints, so wouldn't normally merit a review.

It is getting one purely to clear up potential confusion with another book of the same name published in the same year and month.

Story Details

  Marvel Super Heroes: Storybook Collection (Parragon)
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
See Original Credits, plus...
Publisher: Parragon Book Service, Ltd.
Reprints: The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story
Reprints: The Courageous Captain America: An Origin Story
Reprints: The Mighty Thor: An Origin Story
Reprints: Wolverine: An Origin Story
Reprints: The Uncanny X-Men: An Origin Story

The book (pictured above) is published by Parragon in September 2013 and has ISBN 9781472319838. It is 9.5" x 9.5" hardback with a die-cut oval hole in the cover, and contains 158 full-color pages.

This U.K. book reprints five of the "Origin Stories" from 2011, including The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story. The text in this Parragon book is identical to the original, although some of the images have been removed and others cropped or shrunk.

The other book of the same name from September 2013 is from Marvel Books in the U.S. and has ISBN 9781423172239, and a cover like the picture below.

That U.S. version contains 300 pages, and 20 short origin stories. Refer to the separate review for more details.

General Comments

This Parragon book is an efficient and attractive reprint of the five origin stories which themselves were well written and attractive.

Overall Rating

A decent reprint at a fair price of RRP £6.99.

Four webs.