Founded in 1939 by Martin Goodman as Timely Comics, then re-branding as Atlas Comics, becoming a household name in 1961 thanks to the inspiration of creators Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko, hitting its low in bankruptcy, but rising like the Phoenix to become a movie franchise and Disney property in the 21st century, Marvel Comics has seen eight decades of change.  A new hardcover book aims to chronicle all that.  Marvel: The First 80 Years–The True Story of a Pop-Culture Phenomenon is coming your way next month.

In 160 pages of interviews, commentary, and full-color images, publisher Titan Magazines promises an in-depth exploration of the origins and history of the comic book publishing company.

Iconic characters, timeless stories, superheroes and fantasy creations–follow the company’s humble beginnings and its struggle to become the publishing empire and billion dollar production studio that it is today. Featuring the ups and downs from each decade, readers can explore the milestones, along with looks at memorable illustrations and behind-the-scenes trivia.

Pre-order Marvel: The First 80 Years–The True Story of a Pop-Culture Phenomenon now here at Amazon or add it to your pull list at Elite Comics or your local comic shop.  It’s slated to arrive in November.