Marvel Graphic Novel #1-20 Compilation (Part 1)
Various Authors | Marvel Comics | 12 CBR's 8 CBZ's in 4 RAR's | Released 1982-1985 | 603.17 MB Total
(MGN) is a series of graphic novel trade paperbacks published from 1982 to 1993 by Marvel Comics in an attempt to emulate European-style graphic novels. They are characterized by big-name authors and artists, complete standalone stories, 8.5 x 11 inch dimensions and an emphasis on superheroes. They are also numbered in sequence--despite the fact that none of the books were connected in any way but a blanket title--but for the first twenty issues only, through 1985. Marvel released many other stories in the same format that are considered unnumbered parts of the series according to the Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. Overstreet continued counting beyond the original "official" numbering, following a Marvel-published list of graphic novels. When the list stopped being published, Overstreet stopped trying to number the issues, halting at issue 38, although they list 29 more issues published from 1983 through 1991, and the list is known not to include every graphic novel from this period. This lack of numbering for the rest made it so difficult to come up with a definitive list in chronological ordinal sequence, until Bob Rozakis at comicsbulletin.com came up with one in 2003. The first story (the second Marvel graphic novel produced) is by Jim Starlin, released in April of 1982. The last numbered graphic novel, #20, is written by J. M. DeMatteis and drawn by Mark Badger.