It’s coming this spring — we hope!
Waaaay back in the olden days of 2020, we reported that Marvel and Abrams ComicArts would be releasing Marvel Value Stamps: A Visual History, by Roy Thomas, later that year.
Well, life has other plans sometimes and the 400-page hardcover’s release date has moved multiple times.
The latest? March 28, 2023.
Here’s the description on Amazon, in case you don’t recall:
MARVEL VALUE STAMPS: A VISUAL HISTORY
By Roy Thomas
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.
A few thoughts:
— Want a SNEAK PEEK at the book? Click here!
— The book lists for $29.99, with dimensions of 6.5 x 9 inches. It was previously $24.99.
— At this rate, the book could be held another year to mark the stamps’ 50th anniversary! (I kid, I kid!)
— Dig This EARLY SNEAK PEEK at the MARVEL VALUE STAMPS Illustrated History Book. Click here.
— MARVEL VALUE STAMPS Illustrated History Book Coming in 2020. Click here.