Marvel And The Folio Society Team For The Ultimate Collector’s Edition Comic: Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949

As the celebration of its 80th anniversary continues, Marvel Comics is teaming up with publisher The Folio Society to release a special collection celebrating Marvel’s first ten years.

The Folio Society is working with legendary Marvel editor Roy Thomas on Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949, which features five specially selected comics from those early years. The collection includes a reproduction of its very first comic, Marvel Comics #1. Other titles featured in the collection are The Sub-Mariner #1, The Human Torch #5, Captain America Comics #10 and All Winners Comics #19.

These selected comics highlight key characters, debuts and famous fights, as well as the creators synonymous with Marvel during that period in the publisher’s history. Additionally, the collection features an introduction by Thomas.

The collection is special in many ways, with Marvel Comics #1 being reproduced in its original format. The other comics retain their original look while being produced in the treasury format. The remaining four are bound in a hardback volume with lettering by Ian Jepson and exclusive original artwork by current Marvel artist Marco D’Alfonso.


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 in 4-color throughout
– Endpapers printed in metallic ink with a design by Marco D’Alfonso
– Ribbon marker
– Colured page edges
– Measures 13¼˝ x 9¼˝

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
– Measures 10˝ x 7˝

Exclusive Print

– Illustration by Marco D’Alfonso printed in 4-colour on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper
– Measures 10˝ x 7˝

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 can be pre-ordered HERE for $225. This beautiful collectible book will be released on September 25, 2019.


Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: