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Published March 17, 2022

The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Arrives This Summer

Here's a first look at The Amazing Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain America anthologies!

Penguin Classics Marvel Collection

It's time to clear some space on your bookshelves — the Penguin Classics Marvel Collection arrives this Summer on June 14!

For the first time, these classic stories of some of the most iconic Super Heroes in the history of American comics are Penguin Classics, and we're excited to share a first look at The Amazing Spider-ManBlack Panther, and Captain America. These carefully curated comic book anthologies present the original stories and seminal tales of key Marvel characters, and serve as a testament to Marvel’s transformative impact on the fantasy genre and across popular culture. Both the iconic black spine paperback and collectible hardcover formats are available for pre-order now, everywhere books are sold.

It is impossible to imagine American popular culture without Marvel Comics. For decades, Marvel has published groundbreaking visual narratives that sustain attention on multiple levels: as metaphors for the experience of difference and otherness; as meditations on the fluid nature of identity; and as high-water marks in the artistic tradition of American cartooning, to name a few.

The Amazing Spider-Man

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

PRE-ORDER: Iconic Black Spine Paperback | Collectible Hardcover

The Amazing Spider-Man — Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition contains twelve key stories from the first two years of Spider-Man's publication history (from 1962 to 1964). These influential adventures not only transformed the super hero fantasy into an allegory for the pain of adolescence but also brought a new ethical complexity to the genre—by insisting that with great power there must also come great responsibility.

This anthology collects:

  • "Spider-Man!" from AMAZING FANTASY (1962) #15; THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #1-4, #9, #10, #13, #14, #17-19
  • "Goodbye to Linda Brown" from STRANGE TALES (1962) #97
  • "How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Create Spider-Man!" from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #1

 
A foreword by Jason Reynolds and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and classic Marvel comics.
 
The Deluxe Hardcover edition features gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges, special endpapers with artwork spotlighting series villains, and full-color art throughout.
 

Black Panther

BLACK PANTHER

PRE-ORDER: Iconic Black Spine Paperback | Collectible Hardcover

The Black Panther is not just a super hero; as King T’Challa, he is also the monarch of the hidden African nation of Wakanda. Combining the strength and stealth of his namesake with a creative scientific intelligence, the Black Panther is an icon of Afro-futurist fantasy. The Black Panther  Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition includes the Black Panther’s 1966 origin tale and the entirety of the critically acclaimed “Panther’s Rage” storyline from his 1970s solo series.
 
This anthology collects:

  • FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #52-53
  • JUNGLE ACTION (1972) #6-21

 
A foreword by Nnedi Okorafor, a scholarly introduction and apparatus by Qiana J. Whitted, and a general series introduction by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of Black Panther and classic Marvel comics.
 
The Deluxe Hardcover edition features gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges, special endpapers with artwork spotlighting series villains, and full-color art throughout.

CAPTAIN AMERICA

CAPTAIN AMERICA

PRE-ORDER: Iconic Black Spine Paperback | Collectible Hardcover

The Captain America  Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition draws upon multiple comic book series, including Captain America’s very first appearances from 1941 alongside key examples of his first solo stories of the 1960s, in which Steve Rogers, the newly resurrected hero of World War II, searches to find his place in a new and unfamiliar world. As the contents reveal, the transformations of this American icon thus mark parallel transformations in the nation itself.

This anthology collects:

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS (1941) #1
  • Captain America stories from TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #59, #63-68, #75-81, #92-95, #110-113
  • "Captain America...Commie Smasher" from CAPTAIN AMERICA (1941) #78

 
A foreword by Gene Luen Yang and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of Captain America and classic Marvel comics.
 
The Deluxe Hardcover edition features gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges, special endpapers with artwork spotlighting series villains, and full-color art throughout.
 

The Black Panther, Captain America, and The Amazing Spider-Man — Penguin Classics Marvel Collections are all available on June 14, everywhere books are sold — PRE-ORDER NOW!

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