TASCHEN’s extra-large format, close in size to the original artwork, reveals surprising new details in the work of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists. For each title in the series, the most pristine genealogical comics have been opened for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Rather than re-coloring the original production illustrations (as was done in classic comic book reprints of previous decades), TASCHEN attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. . Starting with high quality, premium comics obtained with the help of the CGC, super high resolution photographs of every page have been made as printed over half a century ago, in using modern touch-up techniques to correct the flawed and inexpensive issues of the time. impression. This included improved and balanced ink densities and color matching, correct registration of the four-color print, and correction of thick / thin lines resulting from “smear” of flexible plates. The end result is a finished product – as if it just came out of a world-class printing press produced without economic constraints or time pressure – designed for readers, fans, artists and collectors.
Each volume features an essay by a comic book historian as well as hundreds of photos and artifacts. The books use three different types of paper, including an uncoated, woodless paper developed exclusively for this series that simulates the feel of the original comics.