11/08/2015 - The Appendix helps celebrate Halloween by spotlighting horror characters, relive it at the Halloween event 2015 page.
10/30/2015 - Appendix fans assemble: The Secret Wars Official Guide to the Marvel
is out already! Journey through Marvel's multiverse: Old Man Logan! The
Ultimate Universe's Spider-Man (Miles Morales)! The Age of Ultron!
Weirdworld! The Spider-Verse event! The Age of Apocalypse's
Plus: profiles of the characters and events at the core of the Secret Wars: the Incursions of Earths, Namor's Cabal, the Future Foundation kids and more! Also featuring key participants in previous Secret Wars: Volcana (Marsha Rosenberg), Thunderball (Eliot Franklin), the healer Zsaji, the Dark Elf Kurse, original Battleworld refugee Puff the dragon, and the Secret Wars II event itself! And because we love you: the Pet Avengers' Throg, Lady Deadpool, Teen Hulk and Obnoxio the Clown?!
- At long last, the Marvel Cinematic Universe receives its
own guidebook! Beginning this October, go deeper than ever before in
the very first Guidebook to the
Marvel Cinematic Universe
In the vein of the classic Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe,
take a deep dive into the fan-favorite Marvel Studios films and Marvel
Television series and see their genesis in the pages of Marvel Comics.
But this isn't your daddy's Official Handbook - the new MCU Guidebooks are completely overhauled. Sleeker, slicker and jam-packed with information about the people, places and things across the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chock full of "fast facts," movie-to-comic comparisons and production stills. These comprehensive compilations are essential reading for hardcore Marvel fans.
Kicking off this October with Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Iron Man witness the rise of Tony Stark into the Armored Avenger from a new perspective, with an indispensable volume of information on Marvel Studios' first blockbuster hit!
08/08/2015 - The Appendix helps celebrate the summer season by spotlighting teen characters, their teachers and even a parent or two, relive it at the School's Out for Summer Event page.
05/05/2015 - The annual Inkwell Awards ballot is here again. You can vote from May 1st to 15th!
04/25/2015 - Our first Event month at the Marvel Appendix was a success, relive it at the Spider-Verse Event page.
12/18/2014 Appendix fans assemble: The Avengers Now! Handbook is out already! The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is back with 64 pages of all-new profiles! Every new member: Angela! Captain Universe (Devoux)! Nightmask (Adam)! The Superior Spider-Man! And more! Enemies: The Apocalypse Twins! The Black Order! Magnitron! A.I.M.’s Scientist Supreme, Andrew Forson! Allies: Nick Fury! Phil Coulson! Nova (Sam Alexander)! Avengers Underground’s Hazmat! The entire Avengers roster makes an appearance thanks to an Update Appendix for every single member!
7/7/20144 Expanded/filled out the Ka-Zar section on the profiles needed page
6/29/14 Added a link to the Major Updates needed list in hopes of inspiring others to help out...
2013 INKWELL AWARDS BALLOT IS NOW LIVE! IT WILL BE ACTIVE UNTIL April
SO PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE INKERS!
Spread the word - let everyone know the ballot is open and ready for your votes! You can click this link to vote (http://www.inkwellawards.com)
6/7/12 The updated Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Vol. 5 trade paperback is already out in stores with with heaps of new info in the updates section, plus the round-up of profiles in the original volume like Howard the Duck, "Cockroach" Hamilton, the Infinity Gems, Hyperion(s), Iron-dudes, alternate Earths, and the diabolical Hellstorm. Excelsior!
2012 INKWELL AWARDS BALLOT IS NOW LIVE! IT WILL BE ACTIVE UNTIL MAY 15
SO PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE INKERS!
Spread the word - let everyone know the ballot is open and ready for your votes! You can click this link to vote (http://www.inkwellawards.com)
4/26/12 And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest Avengers profiles found themselves united! Avengers: Roll Call is out now, featuring updates on the big guns in the movie, current teams and rosters, plus a stack of new profiles including Appendix-worthy characters like Scarlet Beetle, Agamotto, Death Tiger, the Serpent Crown, Para-Man, and Jimmy Jupiter. Absolutely gotta get this one!
3/30/12 Out now, it's the updated Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Vol. 4 in trade paperback with stacks of new info, including alternate Earths plus updates on big guns like the Eternals, Exiles, Emma Frost and Ghost Rider, as well as Appendix-worthy marvels like Foolkiller, the G.L.I., Gilgamesh, Gibbon, Frankenstein's Monster and the latest news in Gamma mutates. Grab it and keep updated!
1/26/12 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Vol. 3 is out now in trade paperback with an Appendix of updates, covering info on alternate Earths and demons, important new info on major players like Daken, Darkhawk and Death's Head, and what's up with Dominic Fortune. All this plus the regular profiles on faves like Coldheart, Deathcry, Devil-Slayer, Dracula and DP7. Get your updated volume now!
12/22/11 Your guide to the return of the biggest Marvel non-team is out now with Defenders: Strange Heroes! Covering updates of the usual suspects, it includes profiles on Appendix faves like Mad Dog, Manslaughter, Cloud, Solarr, Tapping Tommy, Foolkiller and stacks more! New art! New profiles! So much more than just Defenders for a Day!
12/3/11 Gotta get this one: Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Vol. 2 is now available in trade paperback with updates and Where Are They Now? info, covering from Baroness S'bak to Crimson Dynamo, the good and the bad, the big names to the obscure!
10/27/11 Sink your fangs into the Marvel Vampires Handbook, featuring profiles on Appendix favorites such as Amenhotep, Black Baron, Bordia, Hellcow, Nimrod the First, Torgo, Varnae, Varney, and Verdelet! And a few others you may have heard of, like Blade, Dracula, Lilith, and many others! Plus an appendix with mini-profiles on close to 350 other vampires! Keep away from sunlight and keep extras near your stakes!
10/5/11 ITEM!! The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Vol. 1 is now in trade paperback with updates and Where Are They Now? info. Step up, True Believer, and grab one!
9/29/11 Out now, Fantastic Four: Fifty Fantastic Years showcases Marvel's First Family, providing the team's current status and the Future Foundation, plus updated profiles for Appendix faves like Dark Raider, Darkoth, Vangaard, Shellshock, Tempus, Captain Barracuda, Andro, even Tomazooma and various FF vehicles, and stacks more!
8/11/11 Fear Itself: Fellowship of Fear #1 is out on the shelves now! It features Handbook profiles for characters that thrive on fear including Dreamqueen! Fear-Eaters! Fear-Lords! Tutinax! The Golden Age Dr. Fear! Plus profiles on the Serpent's seven hammer-wielding Breakers! This ish traces the events that have terrified the Marvel Universe, like the Chaos War, Kang Dynasty and Shadowland. Gotta get it ...!
6/29/11 The next time-spanning volume of S.H.I.E.L.D. has begun! Get the first issue to read up on short profiles revealing the hidden histories of key players like Nikola Tesla, Zhang Heng, Leonardo da Vinci and Nathaniel Richards.
5/25/11 It's Year of the X-Men, so keep up with X-Men: Earth's Mutant Heroes available now! New art! New profiles! Read up on Appendix-worthy characters like the Ravens, Crule, Sunstroke, X-Cutioner, Lords of Light and Darkness, Bamfs, Joseph, the Neo, Bird-Brain, Poltergeist, Devil/Fireflyte, and heaps more!
5/4/11 Hammer time! The Handbook on Thor: Asgard's Avenger is out now, profiling the hero and Asgardians like the Warriors Three and the Destroyer armor, plus Appendix faves like the mighty Grendell, Megatak, Flame, Malekith the Accursed, the Rhunian race, Super-Ego, as well as the Intimidators, Mangog, Surtur, Durok the Demolisher, and still stacks more!
2011 INKWELL AWARDS BALLOT IS NOW LIVE! IT WILL BE ACTIVE UNTIL APRIL
30 SO PLEASE VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE INKERS!
Spread the word - let everyone know the ballot is open and ready for your votes! You can click this link to vote (http://www.inkwellawards.com)
1/26/11 Out now, Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe chronicles the major mind-blowing events that define Marvel history! Entries range from the Great Cataclysm to Dark Reign, from the Mys-Tech Wars to the Secret Wars and World War Hulk, from Operation: Galactic Storm to Timequake, the Infinity Gauntlet epic, even Star Waaugh! And still more! Plus an appendix of other blockbuster events! Get it and keep up with the Watchers!
12/15/10 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #5 is now out there! With stacks of new profiles and cool new art, this ish features Appendix faves like Ricochet, Heavy Mettle, Dominus, Icemaster, Death Adder and Kree Sentries, plus up-to-date info on the Intelligencia, Mayhem, Hellsgaard, Red She-Hulk and the Apes dimension - and still heaps more! Gotta get it now...
11/17/10 - The handbook on Marvel's Heroic Age: Villains is now available! Steve Rogers turns his eye on key villains of the Heroic Age, and analyzes their current status plus their strengths and weaknesses. This features a swag of big-name profiles, as well as Appendix faves like Bloodshed, Condor, Chthon, Devos, Enforcer, Grotesk, Heavy Mettle, Iron Maiden, Mad Dog, Orb, Roxxon, Ruby Thursday, Skeleton Ki, Squid, Titan and still more!
10/20/10 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #4 is in stores now! New profiles, new art plus more of your Appendix favorites like Black Axe, Lucy Crumm, Death-Stalker, Dragon Lord, Gardener, Intelligentsia, Kelly Kooliq, Marvanites, Nuwali, Quons, Red Guardian (WWII), Red Nine, Red Raven (Dania), Sister Maggie, Stigmata, and much, much more!
9/16/10 - Your handbook on Marvel's Heroic Age: Super Heroes is new in stores! Read Steve Rogers' comprehensive assessment of the heroes of Earth, their current status plus their strengths and weaknesses. Read up on big guns in the Marvel Universe, as well as Appendix-worthy entries like Blue Shield, Arabian Knight, Silhouette, Captain Ultra and Ultragirl, Frog-Man and Protector. Get your Heroic Age fix!
8/19/10 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #3 is in stores now! New profiles, new art plus more of your Appendix favorites like the expanded roster of MI13, Threkker, Shatterax, Gorgilla, Condor, Johnny Guitar and the insidious history of the Enclave! Plus a couple of Orbs, Caregiver and the lowdown on the reality-spanning ARMOR agency - and still more! Gotta get it now!
8/16/10 - The 3rd annual voting for the Inkwell Awards has
begun as of today and ends September 15 open to all. The ballot can be
accessed at http://www.inkwellawards.com.
The first live awards ceremony will take place at Wizardworld: New
England in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center on October 15-17
sponsored by Wizard Entertainment with Joe Sinnott as the keynote
8/12/10 - The Women of Marvel handbook has arrived! This volume showcases seven sensational decades of mighty Marvel women! Featuring stacks of updated profiles and new art, it shines the spotlight on prominent women in the Marvel Universe across the years- including the Invisible Woman, Morgan Le Fay, Storm, Miss America, Jewel, Snowbird, Black Cat and Squirrel-Girl, plus Namora and Namorita, and still heaps more!
7/22/10 - X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook is now in stores! Featuring stacks of all-new new profiles and art, it spotlights the Phoenix Force including its past and future hosts, plus bonus profiles like Crusader X, Starhammer, Nanny, the Crazy Gang, Gaunt and Grotesk, the downright nasty Praetorians and the menace of Phineous Umbridge! And don't forget about Willie Evans and Grunt! Learn more of the Second Coming!
7/08/10 - Out now, the Thanos Sourcebook provides updates to the Thanos epic as documented by Richard Rider, the Nova Prime! Increase your cosmic awareness with short profiles on intergalactic players like the Inhumans, Shi'ar, the Guardians of the Galaxy and more!
6/17/10 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #2 is now available! Catch your Appendix faves like Skeleton Ki, Genetix, the Leatherneck Raiders, the diabolical Dire Wraiths, Deathurge and Mr. Fish! Plus X-Force (M Branch), Dimensional Man, Elektro, jumping Brass Frogs, Night Shift, and heaps more new profiles and art!
6/3/10 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #14 is now available in stores! Featuring Appendix faves like Zeitgeist, assorted Zodiac teams and Zombie Master, this volume also covers pantheons like Asgardians, Olympians, Daevas, Dievas and Aboriginal gods. There are stacks of updated entries on favorites like Devil Dinosaur, Marionette, Groot, Big Hero 6, Jackpot, Otherworld, Anti-Venom and It! Plus a profile on the master himself, Mark Gruenwald! Stacks of super stuff!
5/19/10 - Avengers Assemble, your handbook to the Avengers for the Heroic Age, as well as their foes and allies, has arrived! Featuring Appendix faves like the Phone Ranger, Moonhunter, Bengal, Proctor and Trick Shot, plus profiles on new Avengers characters like Komodo, Gorilla Girl, MVP, Hardball, the Ragnarok clone and the Unspoken! Appendix-fans assemble!
4/23/10 - Iron Manual Mark 3 is in stores!! Go beyond the armor and see the characters that make Iron Man, including Appendix-worthy entries such as the Ani-Men, Commander Kraken, three Firebrands, Mauler, Termite, Project Pegasus and stacks more! LMDs across the years! Plus updates on Iron Man, War Machine, Nick Fury and Black Widow! Gotta get it...
4/7/10 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #13 is now in stores! Werewolves, witches and three White Tigers! X-folk, X-teams and X-stuff! 12 pages on the complex life of Wolverine! Yellow Claw! Warhawk! Xandu! Xorr! The many lives of Warlock(s)! Wasp (his and hers)! Four Vultures! Yikes, even Videoman! Heaps of great stuff!
3/24/10 - Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul ... Enter the mind-bending world of Deadpool! Featuring profiles not just on the merc with the mouth plus his trusty Corps, but also tons of other favourites! Grasshopper(s)! Individual profiles for GLA members! Bob the Hydra dude! Doctor Bong and Doctor Betty! Lightmaster! Hit-Monkey! Get it before there's Zero on the shelves!
2/26/10 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #1 now in for your early 2010 fix! Coldblood, Cyttorak, Gladiator, Nimrod, Blue Marvel, Lyra the She-Hulk, Comet Man, Googam, Manbot and so much more! K'un-Lun revealed! You know you want it!
2/5/10 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #12 in stores now! Thanos and Torgo! Tippy-toe and Uatu! Timebreakers and Time-Keepers! Thunderbolts update! Six pages of Ultron upgrades! Vampires, Union Jacks and Valkyries! Typhoid Mary unbound! Mystic dimensions and time travel explored! Plus lots of other faves!
12/01/09 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #11 is now available! Squirrel Girl! Terminus! Tagak! Spider-Slayers galore! Three Swordsmans! Supercharger! Even Sassafras (woof!)! Heaps of other Appendix favorites!
9/30/09 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #10 and the Marvel Mystery Handbook: 70th Anniversary Special are now in stores! Get your fix with tons of Appendix favorites and more including characters from Timely Comics' first year.
9/18/09 - New list added for Werewolves and werewolf-like beings.
7/21/09 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #9 is now in stores! Priapus! Rorgg! Redwing the falcon! Four Red Wolfs! Tons of other Appendix favorites!
6/18/09 - Marvel Pets Handbook is now registered in your local stores! Get the low-down on Marvel's animalized characters like Devil Dinosaur, Lockjaw, Mole Man's monsters, Neils the bouncing cat and more.
6/16/09 - Ballots for the Inkwell Awards are now live for the month of June. Support your favorite artists! http://www.inkwellawards.com
5/28/09 - Official
of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #8
is now in stores! Manticore and Manphibian! Mr. Zodiac gets colorized!
Painter of 1000 Perils! Papa Shorty and tons of other Appendix
3/25/09 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #7 is in stores! Featuring Appendix favorites like...oh, you know the drill...just go buy a dozen copies!
2/25/09 - Dark Reign Files in the stores!!! Yes, it's got the Cabal and all the big names...but it's also got Appendix-worthy characters, including the likes of Cardiaxe, the Mayhem Organization, and a ton of others. It's even got an e-mail that reveals FACADE's true identity to Norman Osborn! What more could you ask for?
2/21/09 - Have you been picking up the Official Index of the Marvel Universe? If not, you're missing everything you need to know about everyone in series runs starting with Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the X-Men! There's already two issues out!
12/24/08 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #6 is in stores! Featuring Appendix favorites the Kidney Lady, two Ka-Zars, two Justices, two Liliths, two Lunatiks, and a seven-page profile detailing the mind-melting chronology of Kang! Plus tons of others.
12/24/08 - Spider-Man Brand-New Day Yearbook is in the stores! Featuring a saga summarizing the events of Brand New Day, plus profiles on all the major BND characters, plus some Appendix-class characters like Blue Shield, Ramrod, Scorpia, Stiletto, and Squid!
10/27/08 - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Hardcover #5 is in stores! Featuring Appendix favorites Garko the Man-Frog, Generic Super Hero, two Hate-Mongers, Hellstorm, the Hood, and HOWARD THE DUCK! Plus tons of others.
9/17/08 - Daily Bugle employees on the Appendix compiled G Morrow.
9/13/08 - Head's up, profiles fans. The new Big Hero Six mini-series contains OHotMU profiles on the team and its members.
8/27/08 - Lookout, Loretta, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover #4 has arrived! 240 pages of from Earthmover to the Guardians of the Galaxy, plus the E-F half-pagers, updates and expansions, including 6 pages of Gamma Mutates, 5 page Galactus, Exiles, & Nick Fury, 4 pages on Ghost Rider (Blaze), Excalibur, and others, and 6 more alternate Earths pages. Plus some Appendix favorites, like Elf with a Gun, Holly-Ann Ember, Galaxy Master, Goldbug, a couple Foolkillers, two Fusions, and Father Darklyte.
8/15/08 - Alien dimensions compiled by AvatarWarlord72.
7/23/08 - The Secret Invasion Skrulls special is out, written by several of the handbook writers, and covering pretty much every Skrull or Skrull-related thing that has ever been involved with Earth.
7/12/08 - A new list put together by AvatarWarlord72 for Hidden Races.
7/10/08 - Check out the results for the Inkwell Awards.
6/25/08 - Jumpin' Jeezis on a Pogo Stick, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover #3 has arrived! 240 pages of from Crimson Dynamo (Gennady) to the Elements of Doom, plus the C & D half-pagers, updates and expansions, including a nine page comprehensive profile on demons in the MU, plus a 6 page Daredevil, 4 pages on Dr. Doom, 5 on Dr. Strange, 4 on Earth X, and 3 more pages of the definitive alternate Earths appendix! Plus, you can't go wrong with Appendix favorites like the various and sundry Deathloks, Death's Heads, and Diamondbacks, plus Demogorge, Dracula, and a fully colored Demon-Fire...yeah, baby! Also, presenting completely new profiles: Chtylok the "Chicken Cow" and Death Wreck!
There's also a three-page profile on the new Captain America (James "Bucky" Barnes, expanding from his Golden Age and Book of the Dead Bucky profiles, plus 2006's A-Z Winter Soldier, plus 8 pages on the Steve Rogers Cap!, 4 pages on Captain Marvel , 4 on the (Captain Britain) Corps, 4 on the Cosmic Cube, and 6 pages of the definitive alternate Earths appendix! Plus, you can't go wrong with Appendix favorites like the Beasts of Berlin, the Brain, and Black Brother...yeah, baby!
6/6/08 - The Iron Manual came out weeks ago! What are you waiting for? Get it! Don't miss the entries on Marianne Rodgers and Mordecai Midas!
4/30/08 - Great googily-moogily, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover #2 has arrived! 240 pages of from Blackwulf to Crimson Dynamo, featuring updates and expansions, including a three page profile on the new Captain America (James "Bucky" Barnes, expanding from his Golden Age and Book of the Dead Bucky profiles, plus 2006's A-Z Winter Soldier, plus 8 pages on the Steve Rogers Cap!, 4 pages on Captain Marvel , 4 on the (Captain Britain) Corps, 4 on the Cosmic Cube, and 6 pages of the definitive alternate Earths appendix! Plus, you can't go wrong with Appendix favorites like the Beasts of Berlin, the Brain, and Black Brother...yeah, baby!
4/20/08 - Put together by Madison Carter: Lovecraft & the Cthulhu Mythos in the Marvel Universe
3/26/08 - The Second Atlas is here! Africa, North & South America, Antarctica, including Atlantis, the Savage Land, and take a Wakanda wild side, baby!
2/27/08 - It's finally here! The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcovers have arrived! The first issue, 240 pages, is from 1602 AD to Blackwing! Featuring updates and expansions, including an adaptation/expansion of Women 2005's Maker single page entry into a three page entry on the Beyonder. That's the sort of magic we're talking about. Get it, and get one for each of your friends and relatives. Even your enemies deserve this product. First in a series of twelve, baby!
2/11/08 - Steve Gerber passed away. Remember all his great stories and characters by reviewing those covered on the Appendix:: http://www.marvunapp.com/list/appgerber.htm.
1/30/08 - The Ultimate Handbook is in the stores. Featuring them crazy Ultimates, plus zombies and a bunch of spider-clones! Written by our own Loki/Stuart Vandal, Dragynwulf/David Wiltfong, Madison Carter, and others.
12/28/07 - X-Men: Messiah Complex: Mutant Files is in stores now. Covering those whacky mutants you can't get enough of. Plus those you see TOO MUCH of! Go buy 22 copies!
11/30/07 - The Marvel Atlas#1 is in stores now. Europe and Asia, covered in real world and comic history! Go get it!
10/24/07 - Official Handbook A-Z Update#4 is in stores now! Featuring Aqueduct (Water Wizard), Arabian Knight (from Union Jack), Atom Smasher, Blackwing , Revolutionary war Captain America, Captain Marvel, Chronok, Clan Destine, Count Abyss, Dr. Faustus, Druig, Ero, Goldbug, the current Heroes for Hire, Ladyfair, Lion God, the Lunatic Legions, Mace, Man-Ape, both golden age Marvel Boys, the Mindless Ones, Monstro, the Negative Zone, Nitro, the current Omega Flight, Pele, Arcturus Rann, Red Skull, Revanche, Ricadonna, Ruby Thursday, Shagreen, Shroud, Siege Perilous, Slayback, Randall Spector, Spymaster(s), Starhawk, Supreme Intelligence, Texas Twister, Timestream, Trapster, Unicorn, Leiko Wu, and Zaran!!
9/26 - New handbook alert!!!! MARVEL ZOMBIES: THE BOOK OF ANGELS, DEMON & VARIOUS MONSTROSITIES spotlights not only the titular brain-munchers but some of the Appendix's favorites as well! Hellfire, Satan, and Set! Great entries on Angels, Vampires and Werewolves and a HUGE entry for Demons! Get it. you know the drill.
8/25 or something/07 - Holy schnikeys, you better have picked
World War Hulk: The Gamma
Toad Men! Cockroaches! Mogol!
Abominatrix on top of Gamma Burn! Big, fat, sloppy green man...How many
women has the Hulk shagged?
What else could you possibly ask for? Go buy 220 copies!! Your cousin Lester needs at least 5.
8/8/07 - Dark Tower - the Gunslinger Guidebook is in stores now! Written by our own Zen Harawada...aka Anthony Flamini!
8/1/07 - The Marvel Tarot is in stores now! With ye olde Snoode acting as continuity consultant, David Sexton has Ian McNee to use the legendary First Tarot to match Marvel characters to the Major Arcana. There's also a section like the Book of the Vishanti, including a full two page origin (ORIGIN, not just history) on Agamotto, and expands on tons of characters, like Set, Chthon, Oshtur, Hoggoth, Rintrah, Dreamweaver, the Asura, and many others. And if you look closely enough, you can learn the answers to lots of questions...like who is the mother of Omm?
7/24/07 - The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 2007 #3 is in stores now! Featuring Appendix favorites like the New Universe's Chromes, Death Metal, Demogorge, Ferocia, Geometer, Huntsman, Kidney Lady, Morgan, Terminus, the Zodiac Key and so many more! Pick your copy up today!
6/20/07 - The Mighty Avengers: Most Wanted Files is now on sale. Written by many of the Appendixites, featuring massive eight page profiles on Iron Man (what the H! is the name of his company, and how many suits of armor has he worn?) and the Wasp (featuring pretty much every costume she's ever worn, compiled largely due to the direction and scanning of our own Spidermay), plus highly detailed profiles on the Olympians & Yakuza, and many others.
6/6/07 - Mystic Arcana Handbook is in now on sale. Written by usual suspects, working with Marvel writer David Sexton, and including, from the depth of obscurity, the likes of Papa Shorty, Ian McNee, Jinx, Mordred, Modred, Shadowqueen, Shazana, and much, much more! Buy as many as you can so we can do a sequel!
6/1/07 - Anita Blake handbook is in the stores now! Written by many of ye olde Appendix folke, so be sure to pick up a copy or six!
05/09/07 - New List added by Snood for Talismans of Mystic Power.
03/25/07 - New list added by Prime Eternal for Glenn Herdling creations.
03/21/07 - Civil War Battle Damage Report is in stores...covering tons of the characters you know and love, plus an eclectic listing of major and ultra-rare characters in the Marvel Universe and their current status post Civil War.
03/17/07 - New List added by Snood for Tomes of Eldritch Knowledge.
02/17/07 - New List added by Snood for Swords of Sorcerous Might.
02/16/07 - New list added by Markus Raymond for Alpha Flight characters.
02/14/07 - This Valentine's Day, show her you that you really love her. Buy your significant other a copy of Marvel Legacy: the 1990s Handbook. She'll thrill when she realizes that you understand her love for Blackwulf, Captain Marvel (Genis), Ghost Rider 2099, and the Mutant Liberation Front. If she really is that special one, she might quiz you about Generation X and the Infinity Gauntlet. Just don't ask her to choose between you and the handbooks!
01/24/07 - Ringing in the new year with The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update 2007 #1, in stores now! Featuring Appendix favorites like Brynocki, Manticore, Droog, Digitek, Huntarr, Man-Bull, Steel Wind, Garko the Man Frog and so many more! Pick your copy up today!
01/07/07 - New list added by Markus Raymond for Magic Users.
12/27/06 - The final issue of The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (#12) is in stores now! Complete your collection! With App-tastic profiles on faves like Urthona, Varnae, and more Zodiac than you thought possible!
11/22/06 - In stores today: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#11! Featuring such Appendix favorites as Suma-Ket, Terminatrix, Thanatos and Torgo, not to mention big guns like Thanos and Two-Gun Kid! Pick up your copy today!
11/8/06 - Now in stores: Marvel Legacy: the 1980s Handbook! Co-written by several Appendix writers, it features many areas of the Marvel Universe that the Deluxe Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe never touched, plus many of the big guns (Iron Man, Thor, Avengers) as they were at the end of 1989! US Archer! Rocket Raccoon! Followers of Light! Crystar! Spaceknights!
10/25/06 - In stores today: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#10! Featuring Shatterstar, SHIELD, Speedball, Sphinx, Spot, Stature, and Appendix favorites like Shadowoman, Shanzar, Slaymaster, and both Starlords! Pick up your copy today!
10/15/06 - New lists added by Markus Raymond for Iron Man, She-Hulk and those pesky terrorists HYDRA.
9/27/06 - In stores today: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#9! Featuring Rawhide Kid, Radioactive Man, Sentinels and Appendix favorites like Shamrock and James Scully! Pick up your copy today!
9/13/06 - In stores today: Civil War Files...including all kinds of inside information all that story everyone loves. If you don't buy this, you're a LOSER!
8/30/06 - In stores today: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#8! Featuring Appendix favorites like the N'Garai, Night Raven, Piranha and Priapus! Pick your copy up today!
8/9/06 - In stores today: Annihilation: Nova Corps Files, expanding beyond the back page profiles with greater depth & breadth, plus more characters, including Spirit, Skreet, the Fallen One, and many more
7/26/06 - In stores today: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#7! Featuring Merlin, Merlin Demonspawn, Motormouth and other Appendix favorites!
7/19/06 - Now in stores...Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook, by our own Zen Harawada...
7/15/06 - Since he's all the rage these days, we've got a list of Moon Knight characters.
6/28/06 - Now in stores: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#6, with more of the characters you love. Killpower! Justice of the New Universe! Magus! Man-Beast! and many more!
6/21/06 - Now in stores: Marvel Westerns: Outlaw Files! Go on and git yourself a mess of 'em, ya owlhoots!
5/31/06 - Now in stores: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#5, with more of the characters you love. Gorilla-Man! Cockroach Hamilton! Helleyes! Two different Hybrids! and of course, Howard the Duck!
5/30/06 - Sympathies to Grendel Prime who broke one wrist and sprained the other. Get well soon!
05/17/06 - Now in stores: Marvel Legacy: the 1970s Handbook! Co-written by several Appendix writers, get all the classic goodness from the era of disco! Hellcow! Hypno-Hustler! Manphibian! and more!
04/26/06 - Now in stores: The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4, with more of the characters you love, the writers and editors you tolerate, and the price you can't say no to. Don't make us play the Elf with a Gun card on you!
03/31/06 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2006 A-Z#3!!! Diamondhead! Dr. Nemesis! 2 different Death's Heads! Co-written by several Appendix writers, so buy 52 copies!
2/26/06 - Added a page for Brood, compiled by Darc_Light, our Brood expert!
2/22/06 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2006 A-Z#2!!! The Big Wheel! Bug! And many more characters never before featured in a Handbook! Co-written by several Appendix writers, so buy 51 copies! (why 51? Because you bought 50 of #1, right? And you want Marvel to see that sales of the series are going up, right? RIGHT?)
2/8/06 - Now in stores: Marvel Legacy: The 1960s with characters as they existed at the end of 1969, including many that never had an entry before.
1/26/06 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2006 A-Z#1 with many characters that never had an entry before.
1/11/06 - Added a page for Atlanteans, compiled by Madison Carter. It's still a work in progress, though.
1/11/06 - Excuse the delinquency, but go pick up the X-Men: Handbook 2005 and Ultimate Handbook 2 (X-Men and Ultimates). They're partially written by your friends at the Appendix. And get yourself ready to buy 50 copies of the first issue of the 2006 A-Z Handbook!
12/21/05 - Added a page for Asians of all nationalities, compiled by Prime Eternal!
11/19/05 - Added pages for Steve Gerber creations (compiled by Scott Hutchins), Inhumans and the Kree (both compiled by Markus Raymond).
11/16/05 - Now in stores: Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters featuring all of your favorite Kirby-era monsters (Fin Fang Foom, Gargantus and more!). From the guys that bring you the Appendix, so please support it by buying this book!
10/19/05 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Horror 2005 featuring all your faves from Dracula to Jack Russell and from Frankenstein's Monster to Brother Voodoo! Support the Marvel Appendix and learn some stuff you didn't know.
9/28/05 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005! Killraven! MC2! Spider-Ham!!! If you want to support the Appendix, please support the Official Handbooks and 'Pedias, written by the guys at the Appendix
9/28/05 - Added a supplementary page for Morlocks links - compiled by Madison Carter
8/27/2005 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Ultimate Universe: Ultimate Fantastic Four and Spider-Man 2005! If you like the site, then support the books!
7/27/2005 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2005! If you like the site, then support the books!
7/26/05 - Added a page for Peter David creations, as compiled by Stunner
6/30/2005 - Now in stores: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Fantastic Four 2005! If you like the site, then support the books!
6/27/05 - Welcome Grendel Prime, our 59th contributor!
5/25/05 - Now in stores: Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury! Any familiar names among those S.H.I.E.L.D. agents? Another Appendix-approved product!
5/22/05 - Welcome to Minor Irritant, our 58th contributor!
5/18/05 - The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe:
Teams 2005 is in the stores! Written by the House of S (House
of Snood, that is), and featuring a team YOU AIN'T NEVER
If you want to support the Appendix, please support our Official Handbooks and 'Pedias, written by the guys at the Appendix
5/10/05 - Welcome to Reddie, our 57th contributor!
4/20/05 - The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man 2005 is in the stores! If you want to support the Appendix, please support our Official Handbooks and 'Pedias, written by the guys at the Appendix
3/28/05 - Added a page for Scourge of the Underworld victims, compiled by Madison Carter and Monzo.
3/26/05 - Welcome to BKole, our 56th contributor!
3/19/05 - Welcome to Monzo, our 55th contributor!
3/12/05 - Added a page for Nazi characters, compiled by Stunner
3/8/05 - Welcome to John Kaminski, our 54th contributor!
2/23/05 - Added a page for Native American characters, by Prime Eternal
2/21/05 - Welcome to Spidermay, our 53rd contributor!
2/16/05 - The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Marvel Knights 2005 is in the stores! If you want to support the Appendix, please support our Official Handbooks and 'Pedias, written by the guys at the Appendix, plus ComiX-Fan's Eric Moreels, the guys at Spider-Fan, etc.!
1/29/05 - Welcome to Chad Anderson, our 52nd contributor!
1/28/05 - The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Women of Marvel Comics 2005 is in the stores! If you want to support the Appendix, please support our Official Handbooks and 'Pedias, written by the guys at the Appendix, plus ComiX-Fan's Eric Moreels, the guys at Spider-Fan, etc.!
1/17/05 - Welcome to Barry Reese, our 51st contributor!
1/17/05 - I haven't been keeping up with this, but several of us
here have written the Fantastic Four Encyclopedia, and
the following OHotMUs: Daredevil, Wolverine,
Book of the Dead, and Golden Age!
Out this week (or soon): Women of Marvel Comics; next month is Marvel Knights; and more to come, as long as you guys support them. This site is obviously free to the readers and other writers, but I pay for it, and you could really help out by buying these books. Plus, they have tons of great info. The FFE makes a great present!
12/27/04 - welcome aboard LV (Graham Weaver), our 50th contributor!
12/12/04 - welcome aboard Donald Campbell, our 49th contributor!
12/08/04 - welcome aboard Spiderpool, our 48th contributor!
11/12/04 - welcome aboard Thomas Person, Nemedian Chronicler, our 47th contributor!
9/30/04 - welcome aboard Graham Willis, Cypher, our 46th contributor!
8/29/04 - welcome aboard Patrick D Ryall, our 45th contributer!
8/4/04 - The Official Handbook of the Marvel
Universe: Hulk 2004 is now in stores!
Written by the folks at the Appendix, including Snood (Jeff Christiansen), Ronald Byrd, Prime Eternal (Michael Hoskin), Loki (Stuart Vandal), Stunner (Gabriel Shechter), and Elf with a Gun (Chris Bigs).
Be sure to pick up the Daredevil, Wolverine, and Book of the Dead OHotMUs (We wrote those, too), and the upcoming Fantastic Four Encyclopedia (ditto).
7/7/04 - The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2004
is now in stores!
Written by the folks at the Appendix, including Snood (Jeff Christiansen), Prime Eternal (Michael Hoskin), Ronald Byrd, Jacob (Proto-Man), and Loki (Stuart Vandal).
6/20/04 - added a page for Jim Starlin creations, by Zerostar
6/18/04 - welcome aboard our new links editor, Future, who's been a profiler for awhile now. Thanks Future!!!
2/10/04 - Stunner has taken on the arduous task of our adding all of the profile links to our multitude of pages. This is a ton of work, and it takes a BIG load off of the rest of the editors!
2/6/04 - Thanks to Skullogeist,
Luis, Omar Karindu and others for putting together a batch of
Marvel Knights type characters pages: Blade,
Oh yeah, and Howard the Duck, baby! : Howard the Duck
2/2/04 - welcome to Somebody, our 43rd contributor!
1/24/04 - courtesy of Luis, we have a checklist page to help those who can't remember the formatting they are supposed to use. You know who you are! Use it, ya bastiches!!
1/17/04 - welcome to Future, our 42nd contributor!
01/04/04 - welcome to Mikel Midnight, our 41st contributor!
12/29/03 - welcome to Mark O. English, SQUEAK, our 40th contributor!
12/26/03 - welcome to Markus Raymond, our 39th contributor!
12/6/03 - welcome to Darc_Light, our 38th contributor!
10/24/03 - Added the Spider-Man appendix, the unabridged compilation of pretty much everyone Spidey's ever run into. Compiled by Ronald Byrd and Snood. This is a supplement to the upcoming Spider-Man Encyclopedia (in stores 11/5/03 (or sooner in some screwed up cases!!!)) and is endorsed by Marvel. The URL is listed in the 'Pedia. I was one of the major researchers/contributors to that book, along with Ronald, Prime Eternal, and a bunch of others you'll see listed in the "thanks to:" column.
10/1/03 - The author of this great site: http://www.reocities.com/Athens/Olympus/7160/toc.html wrote this book: Heroes & Monsters: Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentleman (2003, Monkeybrain Books, Jess Nevins) --check it out!!!
9/1/03 - welcome to Chris Biggs, Elf with a Gun (aauuhhgg! A girl! Run for the hills!), our 37th contributor!
8/10/03 - Punisher profiles are going to take precedence over all others for me for the next few months. I'll tell you why later!
8/4/03 - added a Punisher characters page. Actually, I just added a bunch from memory, so let me know who else I've got on the site!
7/16/03 - caught up with the profiles...now on to the 100 comics to index!
7/14/03 - Sersi's Loft has added a page for Eternals characters, compiled by Brendon Lutwyche. Thanks, Brendon! (this link will take you to Sersi's Loft)
7/13/03 - I'm back, baby! Snood
is in the Hizz-ouse! Over the next week, I'll be uploading the 25
profiles that I did in the last 6 weeks (6 today, and then the
first 18 on the upcoming list. Then I'll start to mix in others,
but I'd like to complete the Justice, Ultraverse (and then Freex
and Exiles), Dracula (and then other monster) magazine
characters, so I'll be focusing on them. I'll also still be doing
a lot of Spider-Man, b/c I'd like to have the characters covered
for the Spdm Encyclopedia (which myself and several others at
this site were involved with. Then, depending on whether the
Marvel Knights Encyclopedia proves to be my cup of tea or not, I
may be focusing on a lot of those characters as well.
New e-mail address: email@example.com
7/01/03 - added a page for Dr. Strange characters.
7/01/03 - added a page for Howard the Duck characters.
6/20/03 - welcome to Jim Mullins, the ExWhaler, our 36th contributor!
6/18/03 - added a page for Fantastic Four characters.
5/27/03 - DUE TO THE MOVE (to Sunny Florida), I
WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE BULK OF MY COMICS FOR SOME TIME, SO
I'LL DO WHAT CHARACTERS I CAN COVER. I ALSO PROBABLY WON'T HAVE A
SCANNER, SO IT MAY BE A MONTH BEFORE I HAVE ANOTHER PROFILE
Prime Eternal and Loki will run the show until I'm back in action.
I'm gone. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
4/10/03 - welcome to Alex Knowles, our 36th contributor! Look for him to be covering the lesser seen Olympian Gods.
3/7/03 - added a page for Hulk characters, courtesy of Bill Lentz. Thanks Bill!
2/20/03 - welcome to Valerio Pastore, Wolfhead, our 35th contributor!
2/8/03 - welcome to Gabriel Shechter, Stunner, our 34th contributor!
1/23/03 - welcome to Madison Carter, our 33rd contributor!
1/7/03 - welcome to Ron Byrd, our 32nd contributor!
12/19/02 - added an Index page for the Shadowline, which also details its nature.
12/18/02 - added an Index page for the robots covered at this site, courtesy of Spaceknight.
12/12/02 - welcome to Al Sjoerdsma, our 31st contributor!
12/10/02 - welcome to Caesar Godzillatron, our 30th contributor!
12/1/02 - Added Index pages for the obscure mutants covered at this site, courtesy of Zerostar.
11/30/02 - Added Index pages for characters created by Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby!
11/28/02 - welcome to Skullogeist, our 29th contributor, who brings us our first Amalgam profiles!
11/20/02 - A new layout for the Upcoming Profiles list, courtesy of new formatting and images editor Luis Dantas.
10/27/02 - Added lists of Vampires and Dracula characters!
10/24/02 - welcome to Luis Olavo Dantas, our 28th contributor!!
10/6/02 - welcome to Ben Peberdy, Spaceknight, our 27th contributor!!
9/26/02 - Completed our 1000th profile!!!!
9/18/02 - Added list of Stan Lee creations.
9/13/02 - The upgrade is complete and we are now on a dedicated server! Now I need to take a second job to pay for this!
9/8/02 - welcome to Zerostar, our twenty-sixth contributor!
9/7/02 - Reorganized the profiles link page.
9/5/02 - Greg O'Driscoll is our new Sword + Sorcery editor, a catch-all position covering various mythological, Hyborian Era, and Pre-Cataclysmic-related profiles.
9/5/02 - Added a Star-Lord characters page
9/3/02 - Per Degaton compiled a useful links page: Hyborian Characters interacting with Modern Characters
8/27/02 - please AVOID DOWNLOADING THE PROFILES. See Site Problems for an explanation.
8/26/02 - The Beetle sent me 32 new profiles. That struck me as newsworthy!!
8/22/02 - Welcome to The Voice of Doom, our twenty-fifth contributor!
8/15/02 - Please read Captain Marvel!!! Now's your chance to show Marvel that you do enjoy continuity and obscure characters, during the U-Decide contest.
8/13/02 - Welcome to LOKI, our twenty-fourth contributor! Another resource for the Marvel UK.
8/11/02 - I made an nice set of guidelines to follow if you want to join the Masters of the Obscure.
7/20/02-With our 800th profile, I reckon we surpassed the OHotMU Master Edition as the largest source of character profiles!
6/19/02-First profile submitted by Hugo V. Negron, our twenty-third contributor!
6/16/02-First profile submitted by Sammy7D, our twenty-second contributor!
6/6/02-First profile for the 2099 timeline.
6/2/02-Compiled by Flank McLargehuge, a link/page for Russian and/or Communists.
5/27/02-Welcome Changeling, Rich Green, our twenty-first contributor!
5/23/02-Compiled by Prime Eternal, a link/page for Mark Gruenwald creations.
5/23/02-Welcome aboard Gauntlet: Dark Rider, our twentieth contributor!
5/21/02-Welcome aboard Per Degaton, our nineteenth contributor.
5/20/02-Welcome aboard Cisco, our eighteenth contributor, who also redesigned the index page!
5/15/02-Added a link/page for the early Horror/Sci-Fi characters, compiled by Prime Eternal
5/11/02-First profile for the Ultraverse.
5/1/02-this news is a few weeks
old, but the Unofficial
Handbook of the Marvel Universe
is back, baby! It lost its server, and so I am allowing
them space under my domain.
The new URL is http://www.marvunapp.com/handbook/framepage.htm
4/22/02-Welcome aboard Nick Hill, the Squid, our seventeenth contributor!
4/20/02--why do I do this to
ok, here's three more sets of character oriented links:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Shang-Chi, Master of Kung-Fu
--I'm NOT going to do any more of these for awhile.
4/11/02-For the last few weeks, my efforts have been assisted by my new group of editors. Thanks to the Anti-Grimm, caliban, and Prime Eternal, who are REALLY helping me out by adding images, editing and formating, etc.--in general taking the submissions, and making them into a form I can just upload. Thanks a bunch, guys!
4/8/02--Courtesy of Prime
Eternal, we've got our first batch of
NEW UNIVERSE characters.
In addition, I've added a link to this group of characters: New Universe
4/6/02-Welcome Cheyne, our sixteenth contributor!
4/1/02-I added a few
collections of characters/groups/etc. recently, grouped together
for your convenience. I did it all by memory and quick searches,
so let me know who I'm missing, and I'll add it. These groups
Cowboy/Old West/late 19th Century
3/4/02-Welcome Mark Caithness and FortMax-fourteenth and fifteenth contributors.
3/3/02-I passed the Surgery Boards!!!!!!!
2/17/02-Welcome Mick Martin, the Anti-Grimm--thirteenth contributor
2/15/02-Welcome Greg O'Driscoll, the Conan man--the twelfth contributor
2/14/02-Welcome Prime Eternal and Peter Kroon, the tenth and eleventh contributors.
1/20/02-Welcome Chuck D, my ninth contributor.
1/19/02-Welcome Flank McLargehuge, my eighth contributor.
1/18/02-Got a profile from William Uchtman, my seventh contributor.
1/12/02-Got a profile from Henrique Ferreira, my sixth contributor.
1/11/02-Linked Tapping Tommy to sound. check it out under comments until I can figure out how to make it play by itself.
1/8/02-Got a few profiles from Proto-Man, my fifth contributor. They're up, under New Profiles
1/5/02-I added a character list for guys who've encountered Spider-Man. Ley me know who I've missed. I don't see myself doing this for any other characters in the near future, but I would REALLY like to add a search engine to my site to allow others to be able to pull up groups of characters of a certain class.
11/5/01-got three profiles from caliban, my fourth contributor. Check them out under the New Profiles link above.
11/1/01-got two profiles by Omar Karindu, my third contributor. Check them out, and hopefully others soon, under the New Profiles link above.
10/30/01-got by first profile from Kyle Smith, my second contributor. Check it out, and hopefully others soon, under the New Profiles link above.
10/15/01-I started a Master List of characters that I plan on eventually doing profiles on.
10/10/01-Kim Henckel, the Beetle, has submitted some great profiles, which I should have up within the week. Any other "Masters of the Obscure" should get off their butts and give us a hand (please)! There are literally thousands of characters who need profiles!
10/01/01-I added a section on questions to the main page. It's only got a few now, but keep checking it out, and help me fill in the holes in my info.
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