Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970-1980

First printing

Selected and introduced by Roy Thomas

Preface by Chris Claremont

Concluding a stunning trilogy from The Folio Society, this exclusive edition showcases the most dramatic decade in Super Hero history. Curated by Roy Thomas, Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970–1980 includes landmark tales of Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Eternals, complete with a 64-page facsimile of Giant-Size X-Men #1.

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The final chapter in a unique retrospective, Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970–1980 showcases fifteen of the most startling Super Hero stories ever told. Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers and Black Panther undergo their darkest adventures yet, alongside tales of a diverse new generation including Luke Cage, The Eternals and Howard the Duck. Curated and introduced by Stan Lee successor Roy Thomas, with a preface by iconic X-Men writer Chris Claremont, this stunning compendium features designs and art by typographer Ian Jepson and Marvel artist Julian Totino Tedesco. Following Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949 and Marvel: The Silver Age 1960–1970, Marvel: The Bronze Age 1970–1980 concludes an extraordinary trilogy exclusive to The Folio Society.

Production Details

Main Volume

Bound in screen-printed and metallic foil-blocked cloth with lettering by Ian Jepson

Set in Miller Text with Benton as display

304 pages printed in full colour throughout

Endpapers printed with a design by Julian Totino Tedesco

Ribbon marker

Coloured page edges

13¼˝ x 9¼˝


Presentation box

Bound and lined in printed and bronze-laminated paper with a design drawn by Julian Totino Tedesco


Facsimile comic

64 pages with four-page cover

10˝ x 6½˝


Exclusive print

Illustration by Julian Totino Tedesco printed in full colour on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper

10˝ x 6½˝


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68-page facsimile of Giant-Size X-Men #1 (May 1975), featuring the original story Deadly Genesis, and reprints of Call Him… Cyclops (from The X-Men #43, April 1968), I, the Iceman (The X-Men #47, August 1968) and The Female of the Species (The X-Men #57, June 1969)
… And Now, the Goblin! (from The Amazing Spider-Man #96, May 1971)
This Beachhead Earth (from The Avengers #93, November 1971)
Out of Hell – A Hero! (a Luke Cage story from Hero for Hire #1, June 1972)
The Night Gwen Stacy Died (from The Amazing Spider-Man #121, June 1973)
Panther’s Rage (a Black Panther story from Jungle Action #6, September 1973)
Captain America Must Die! (from Captain America #176, August 1974)
And Now… The Wolverine! (from The Incredible Hulk #181, November 1974)
Frog Death! (a Howard the Duck story from Giant-Size Man-Thing #4, May 1975)
The Day of the Gods (The Eternals #1, July 1976)
Demon in a Bottle (from Iron Man #128, November 1979)
The Fate of the Phoenix! (The X-Men #137, September 1980)


Artist Ian Jepson provides a dazzling yellow cover design beautifully ravaged by Wolverine’s iconic clawmarks, while a gorgeous mosaic of panels by Marvel artist Julian Totino Tedesco adorns the endpapers and presentation box. Tedesco also provides an exclusive art print featuring a dynamic assembly of Bronze Age Super Heroes.

This collection also features our most ambitious facsimile comic yet: a whopping 68-page scale reproduction of Giant-Size X-Men #1. First published in 1975 and written by Wolverine co-creator Len Wein, this omnibus comic rebooted the mutant Super Heroes as the modern team made famous by the movies. This incredible collector’s piece has been painstakingly reproduced in its entirety from an original copy – including all original ads and the three extra X-Men stories collected in the original.


As Marvel’s fanbase matured in the 1970s, so too did the stories within the comics themselves. Collected here are the decade’s most shocking, most controversial tales. Spider-Man faces his best friend’s drug abuse and the death of the woman he loves. Iron Man battles alcoholism and Captain America finds himself defeated by Watergate-era disillusionment. Here you’ll also find the last major works by Marvel pioneers Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, bringing this three-era series to a fitting close. The Folio Society’s Marvel series is a truly monumental trilogy, a Hulk-sized retrospective teeming with creativity and imagination that has inspired the world.


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