Comics : Marvel Heroes: Activity Book (Bendon)

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This story is part of a Lookback Series: The Magic of Color

This review was first published on: Feb 2013.

Background...

This book is 8" x 10.5", staple-bound in glossy cardboard. It features the Marvel Heroes, including Spider-Man.

In Detail...

Marvel Heroes: Activity Book (Bendon)
Mar 2007 : SM Guest
Find ISBN 1593940343
Summary: 24pp + Stickers, Pull-Out Poster, Growth Chart (Spider-Man Appears)
Publisher:  Bendon Publishing
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The bulk of the book is made up of 24 white tear-out pages featuring colouring pages, puzzles, mazes and other games. E.g. "How many words can you make out of the letters in CAPTAIN AMERICA". Or "match the character to their name".

The creator of the puzzles clearly wasn't working very hard that day, they're all rather unimaginative. What's more, the line art looks like it has been extracted from comic books, so it's a bit rough and grainy.

The "extras" in the book include two sheets of stickers. There's also a pull-out poster (that folds out to around 13" x 20") and a pull-out stick on the wall "growth chart" that folds out to around 6" x 20").

I can't quite see any serrations separating the growth chart and the poster, I suspect you might actually need a pair of scissors to separate the two.

Spider-Man appears on the cover, the growth chart, the poster, and the stickers. He doesn't actually get any colouring pages or puzzles - most of those are reserved for the Fantastic Four, Hulk, and Iron Man.

In General...

The art is a bit rough, the puzzles are uninspiring.

The only real positives are the extras - the stickers, the poster, the growth chart.

Overall Rating...

Low on quality, high on variety.

At least it's cheap. You can buy one new on Amazon for 39c.

Three webs.