TASCHEN and Marvel Announce “The Marvel Comics Library”; Spider Man. Flight. 1. 1962-1964 to launch a long-term collaboration

TASCHEN’s extra-large format, close to the size of the original artwork, reveals startling new details in the work of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists. For each title in the series, the purest comics have been opened for reproduction in close cooperation with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Rather than recoloring original production artwork (as was done in reprints of classic comics from previous decades), TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. . Starting with high-quality, high-quality comics obtained with the help of the CGC, very high-resolution photographs of each page have been made as printed over half a century ago, in using modern retouching techniques to correct issues with the imperfect and inexpensive of the time. impression. This included improved and balanced ink densities and color matching, correct four-color print registration, and correction of thick/thin lines resulting from “smearing” of flexible plates. The end result is a finished product – as if straight off a world-class printing press, produced without economic or time constraints – designed for readers, fans, artists and collectors.

Each volume includes an essay by a comic book historian as well as hundreds of photos and artifacts. The books use three different paper stocks, including an uncoated, wood-free paper developed exclusively for this series that simulates the feel of the original comics.

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