Retro fix–Return to classic superhero imagery and more in the Marvel Big Book of Fun and Games

Review by C.J. Bunce

It’s not every comic book title that can be credited to a single person.  It wasn’t exactly a comic book, but then again maybe it was.  It was writer, artist, and editor Owen McCarron′s thirteen issues of Marvel’s Fun and Games, an early “interactive” series from 1979 and 1980 that welcomed kids of all ages like you and me to incredible superhero tie-in artwork of the Avengers, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and more in the form of crosswords, mazes, word searches, trivia, drawing tutorials, connect-the-dots, and all the fun you can cram into a comic-sized magazine.

The new collection called Marvel Big Book of Fun and Games doubles as pure nostalgia, and it collects many of the series’ activity-rich pages as they were originally published.  As a bonus it features an introduction by the great Roy Thomas, to catch everyone up about the original issues.  And that’s not all, as it also includes all the original covers, included in a sturdy, larger than originally printed 144 pages.


Take a look inside the fun below.

Grab a copy for the nostalgia or for a few hours of fun.  New from Abrams, the Marvel Big Book of Fun and Games is available now here at Amazon.

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