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Marvel Myths and Legends

Explore the fabled myths and epic legends of the vast and vibrant Marvel Universe.

Visit the dawn of time to witness the birth of the Celestials and their warring creations, the Eternals and Deviants. Discover the pantheons of Thor, the Asgardians, and their Olympian rivals. Wonder at the arcane origins of Doctor Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme. Behold the new and ancient gods of Wakanda and the Black Panthers. Celebrate the rise of Atlantis and its royal protector Namor, the Sub-Mariner.

These are the spectacular sagas and mythic tales that define and underpin the Marvel Universe. Cover by Tom Whalen.

Order the book HERE.

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum Book

Take an exclusive tour of the world’s most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures.

This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artifacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes into collecting, preserving, and storing them.

Ever wondered what happens to an astronaut’s spacesuit after it’s been worn on the Moon? Or how the world’s most valuable diamond is looked after? Find out all about how museums work and the people that make it happen – from how historians care for Anne Frank’s diary to what it takes to excavate and exhibit a wooly mammoth skeleton.

Behind the Scenes at the Museum gives you exclusive access to hidden objects that aren’t normally on public display. It lets you into a world of animal specimens pickled in jars, priceless jewelry too valuable to be on display, and fragile papers that must be kept in carefully controlled conditions. Filled with incredible images, step-by-step explanations of exciting techniques, and job profiles of the people that make it happen, Behind the Scenes at the Museum offers unique, behind-the-curtain access to the secret delights of the world’s most interesting museums.

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DK Books Announces LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide

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Created in close collaboration with The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO Architecture visionary, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide takes a deep look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series. Beautifully illustrated and annotated, this visual guide allows you to explore the LEGO team’s creative process in building and understand how LEGO artists translated such iconic buildings into these buildable LEGO sets.

Stunning images and in-depth exploration of the real buildings like the Guggenheim or the Empire State Building, on which the LEGO Architecture series is based, provide you with a comprehensive look at the creation of these intricate sets. Learn why the LEGO team chose certain pieces and what particular challenges they faced. Read about the inspiration behind the creative processes and what designing and building techniques were used on various sets. Featuring profiles of the LEGO artists and builders who created the series and packaged in a sleek protective slipcase, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide is the ultimate illustrated tour of the LEGO Architecture series in all its micro-scale detail.

The 322 page hardcover is due on August 18, 2014 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

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Marvel Year By Year By Peter Sanderson To Be Released On August 19, 2013

From your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to the uncanny X-Men, Marvel Comics has been entertaining people for over 70 years with its fantastic characters and engaging stories.

Marvel Year by Year by Peter Sanderson outlines the evolution of Marvel Comics from its beginnings to today, including all of Marvel’s publishing landmarks, displayed clearly on a month-by-month timeline. It highlights the debuts of key characters, the comic geniuses that created them, and the real-life events that inspired them, like the Vietnam War, the atom bomb, and the Space Race.

Packed with original comic book art featuring numerous classic covers, this fully revised and updated edition includes 32 new pages that cover the years since its original edition. With in-depth, unparalleled information about this remarkable institution, its characters, and the creators, Marvel Year by Year is unmatched by any other title.

The 384 page hardcover book will be released on August 19, 2013 for $50.

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