Comics : Meredith "Marvel Heroes" Big Color and Activity Book

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

This review was first published on: 2007.


Meredith Books has been pretty busy churning out all sorts of Marvel tie-in books. This one is a "Marvel Heroes" color and activity book. There's 64 pages of newsprint in black and white, with one page of stickers (about 15 smallish stickers). The book is 10.75" x 8" with a soft card cover.

In Detail...

Meredith "Marvel Heroes" Big Color and Activity Book
May 2005 : SM Title
Find ISBN 0696226804
Summary: Spider-Man Stars
Publisher:  Meredith Books
Editor:  Don Curry
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Most of the art is from Ultimate X-Men and Spider-Man, there's some Hulk, Iron Man and Fantastic Four thrown in there too. Just over half would be coloring pages, with the rest puzzles - the usual stuff, mazes, word finders, join the dots, copy the image, find the odd one out.

The art quality is generally mediocre, it looks like mechanically recovered art stripped out of Ultimate comic books via a computer. Much of it has been cleaned up, but there's still some jaggies and missing gaps on some of the artwork.

In General...

These books are a dime-a-dozen these days. I don't know what more to add that hasn't already been said before. This is a US$3 book, and at that price you get exactly what you expect - a disposable collection of time-fillers for a rainy day.

Overall Rating...

Mediocre coloring and activity book for a below-average price. Three webs.