It’s delayed again — but there’s some cool stuff to see!
Back in March 2020, we brought you the news that Marvel and Abrams ComicArts were planning the hardcover Marvel Value Stamps: A Visual History for later that year. But plans change, the world has seen disruption after disruption during the intervening two years and the 368-pager has been pushed back a couple times.
The latest due date? Feb. 28, 2023, according to a listing on Amazon.
But there is some good news — there are incomplete, sample pages you can gawk at, courtesy of that same listing.
In case you’re new to this one, here’s the official description:
MARVEL VALUE STAMPS: A VISUAL HISTORY
The story of the most inspired comic book promotional campaign, collected here for the first time
In 1974 Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee devised an ingenious promotional campaign—Marvel Value Stamps, which appeared on the letters pages of their monthly comics. Readers could cut out all 100 of these super hero and super villain stamps and place them in a special mail-order booklet. Once complete, these stamp books could then be redeemed for special discounts and exclusive merchandise. The program was so successful, a second set was released in 1975. And now, for the first time, these original stamp books, stamps, and all of the surrounding ephemera and source material are collected into one must-have volume for collectors and fans, along with text from Marvel Comics historian Roy Thomas and an all-new cover by Alex Ross.
The book carries a list price of $24.99, with dimensions of 6.5 x 9 inches, so it looks like a nice, handy guide.
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