Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Concrete Jungle (Marvel Super Heroes…

Concrete Jungle (Marvel Super Heroes Accessory MHAC7)

by Jeff Grubb

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
151647,891 (3.5)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

What's good about it?
It's got stats for characters not covered in other books (up to the point that it came out). It's well organized (alphabetical by the character's costumed name). The visual presentation works well in most cases. It's got enough information to explain some things I didn't know before, like Hammerhead is an amnesiac who based his personality and outlook on old gangster films; I always wondered why he seemd like such an anachronism.

What's not quite so good?
The writeups are so short on history and personality information that it doesn't really replace checking The Official handbook of the Marvel Universe or back issues before using characters presented here. Also, this is just my opinion, but I didn't like the illustration for Elektra.

What the ....? moments
Villains in the Marvel Super Heroes game are supposed to have negative Popularity. There's a few with positive Popularity. What's even weirder is how low the Popularity is for Power Man and Iron Fist (20 each) compared with Kingpin (31), Kraven (33), Taskmaster (30), Black Widow (30), Daredevil (42), or Spider-Man (40). This is during an era where J. Jonah Jameson is still publishing anti-Spider-man editorials.

This book must have come out during an odd moment in Marvel continuity because there is no mention at all of The Punisher's name being Frank Castle. It mentions his history as a marine and his origin but it says real name unrevealed. ( )
  khyron1144 | Dec 22, 2008 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.5)
3 2
3.5 1
4.5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 120,002,339 books! | Top bar: Always visible