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Classic Comic Book FlashbackAug. 5 2015
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The Official Handbook of the Marvel universe was an unprecedented installment in the comic book franchise, presenting Marvel's in-depth continuity with an official guide. Nothing like it had been done before, and arguably nothing quite like it has been done since. However, it has been over 20 years since this was written so the content included is very outdated. Also, the Essential edition reprint is in black and white, while the original was printed in color. Thus, the Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel universe is a great collection for nostalgic fans, but not very useful for modern day audiences.