Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Avengers and The Beatles

From Thunder Bay Press comes two brand new releases that Pop Culture lovers are sure to...love.

If you're an old-time comic book collector like myself or a newbie brought into Marvel Comics by the recent movies-specifically The Avengers, then author Peter A. David (longtime Marvel scribe) would like to introduce you to the original members of The Avengers comic book created back in the early 1960s by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

This period of The Avengers history has always been by my favorite and the original members top my list.

I'm talking about four of Marvel's top dogs, chief characters, top of the heap, bonafide classic and mainstays of Marvel Comics: Captain America, The Hulk, Thor and Iron Man.
It's no coincidence that each have starred in multiple movies.

Peter A. David delves deeply into the long and illustrious history of each character beginning with their formation as Marvel Comics' second super group (after the Fantastic Four).
Each chapter provides plenty of historical and fascinating text, recreations of original art, full page illustrations and cover and interior page recreations.

As an extra added bonus, special slipcase inserts contain some very special art and recreations of memorabilia and other seldom seen art pieces.

Marvel: The Avengers Vault invites readers in as it opens it massive doors to reveal the history and legacy of The Avengers.


At about he same time The Avengers were revolutionizing the comic book scene a certain mop head quartet musical group from England was transforming the Rock and Roll music genre around the world.

Of course I'm referring to The Beatles the famous musical group who transformed popular music and the world.

Author Nancy J. Hajeski invites readers to take a journey through time and space as she crafts a tale of the long and productive journey of The Fab Four with Here, There and Everywhere The Beatles.

From their early days in Liverpool to their eventual breakup and subsequent solo careers the book lovingly chronicles the lives of John, Paul, Ringo and George and the often rocky (but never dull lives) as the world's most beloved and sought after musicians in the 1960s and their popularity as individual musicians.

Full color and black and white photos track the unbelievable and exciting lives and careers of the most famous Rock and roll group in the world: The Beatles.

If you "dig" The Beatles then it's best your 'tune-in" to this book.  It's "groovy!"