The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection is finally here! These specially curated comic book anthologies present the origin stories and seminal tales of key Marvel characters by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and other historic Marvel creators. The series serves as a testament to Marvel’s transformative impact on graphic fiction and icons and stories across popular culture. Black-spine paperback and gold foil–stamped hardcover editions of The Amazing Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain America will soar onto shelves today. Read on to find out more about the series, curated by series editor Ben Saunders, with scholarly introductions by Saunders and Qiana J. Whitted, and let us know what your favorite edition is on social media (we’re @PenguinClassics everywhere).
The Amazing Spider-Man includes a foreword by Jason Reynolds, the award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books including Miles Morales: Spider-Man; Look Both Ways; and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Reynolds is the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
Black Panther includes a foreword by Nnedi Okorafor, the multiple award-winning author of Who Fears Death and the Binti novella trilogy. She has written Black Panther and Wakanda Forever for Marvel Comics.
Captain America includes a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang, the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and the author of Shang Chi for Marvel Comics and American Born Chinese.
The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection will continue with the release of additional titles to be announced at a later date, so start your collection now and stay tuned for more!