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Stan Lee Presents The Mighty Marvel Comics Strenght And Fitness Book ( 1976) Comicsall.org
In the 22 years that I've been reading comics, I've built up a collection with some pretty weird stuff in it: A pristine copy of "Godzilla vs. Barkley" in which Godzilla rises from the ocean to do battle on the court with a foot-tall Sir Charles , a copy of " Rock Reflections of a Super-Hero ," even the two comics about Prince that Dwayne McDuffie wrote back in the early '90s. But of all the weird ephemera I've got laying around, this is one of my favorite pieces:. Released in by writer Ann Picardo and artist Joe Giella, the "Strength and Fitness Book" was an attempt to whip the ever-widening youth of America into shape by illustrating simple exercises as performed by everyone's favorite Marvel heroes. The end result wasn't just an exercise manual, and it's every bit as strange as you'd expect from something called the "Mighty Marvel Strength and Fitness Book," which is why I've gathered up my ten favorite pages! The book opens with some exercises performed by the Human Torch, because who better to illustrate the idea of the warm-up?
The story is bigger, more magical and truly funny. I will probably keep this book at my side for comfort. Things are changing around me a lot recently and this story the movie in the past has always comforted me. I love you guy and I want you to dive into stories that can inspire, excite and motivate your minds. This is my way of reaching out to you and leading a helping hand.
Between and Fireside Books published 11 collections of reprinted comic book stories starring Marvel Comics characters —now widely considered to be the first trade paperbacks — as well as one of the first Graphic Novels, and both of these new formats would have a far reaching impact on the industry scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to my individual reviews of those books. Then look no further. Joking aside, the book is great fun — there are almost recipes, as well as cooking and safety tips and the emphasis is on good healthy food that kids can easily make and have fun doing so. The design of the book reinforces the easy-going nature of the text while Joe Giella returns to illustrate. From what I can gather the 48 page book featured a selection of full page pull-out posters with text introductions by Stan Lee.
Marvel characters explain and demonstrate different aspects of fitness and health, in each section of the book. The Human Torch introduces warm-up exercises, Mister Fantastic covers stretching, The Silver Surfer goes over posture and balance, Spider-Man takes on agility and climbing techniques, Sub-Mariner and Ghost Rider take turns with swimming and bicycling, The Hulk shows basic weightlifting with dumbbells continued later by Luke Cage , with more advanced barbell exercises , Thor demonstrates strength and endurance exercises, The Invisible Girl explains calories and taking stock of one's diet, Captain America and Falcon team up for some buddy exercises and games, Medusa gives beauty and toning tips including the use of a slant board and isometric exercises , and The Thing performs "Bashful's Brutish Bottom Basher", as part of a chapter about "trouble spots" and dealing with overweight. Even J. Jonah Jameson takes a turn, with a set of relaxation and calmness exercises. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.