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Apotheosis Comics Playlist

Books for comic shop shoppers and superhero lovers.

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Marvel Comics

The Untold Story

By Sean Howe
Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
Length: 17 hours 52 minutes

The defining, behind-the-scenes chronicle of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and dominant pop cultural entities in America’s history -- Marvel Comics – and the outsized personalities who made Marvel including Martin Goodman, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby.  

“Sean Howe’s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking... Read more »

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Thrawn (Star Wars)

Star Wars: Thrawn: Book #1

By Timothy Zahn
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Length: TBA

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the... Read more »

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Miles Morales


By Jason Reynolds
Narrated by: Guy Lockard
Length: 6 hours 52 minutes

"Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you're on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins."

Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He's even got a... Read more »

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

By Jill Lepore
Narrated by: Jill Lepore
Length: 9 hours 4 minutes

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as... Read more »

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Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster

By Liza Palmer
Narrated by: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Length: 5 hours 48 minutes

Carol Danvers kicks off her U.S. Air Force career with her first year at flight school, where she'll be tested in ways she never thought possible--and make a lifelong friend, Maria Rambeau, in the process--in this atmospheric and exciting prelude to the upcoming Marvel Studios' film, Captain Marvel!

Focusing on Carol Danvers and Maria Rambeau as... Read more »

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer

By Leigh Bardugo
Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
Length: 11 hours 55 minutes


The award-winning DC Icons story of the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.

"You’ll enjoy this book whether you’re a fan of Wonder Woman comics, the Wonder Woman movie, Leigh Bardugo, or just YA lit in general." —Hypable

She will become one of... Read more »

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Batman's Helpers

A Matthew Scudder Story
The Matthew Scudder Series

By Lawrence Block
Narrated by: Lawrence Block
Length: 32 minutes

Step into the shoes of Matthew Scudder, one of the titular Batman’s helpers. And how does he help Batman? He’s part of a group of people hired by Warner Brothers to confiscate pirated Batman products from vendors selling them on the streets of New York. From the The Night and the Music collection Read more »

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Batman and Psychology

A Dark and Stormy Knight

By Travis Langley
Narrated by: Paul Bellantoni
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes

Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and... Read more »

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New Avengers


By Alisa Kwitney & Marvel
Narrated by: Richard Rohan
Length: 4 hours 31 minutes

Under secret orders to assassinate the Widow, Hawkeye, the rough-edged marksman, finds himself caught up in a violent prison break that releases some of the world's most vicious and powerful criminals. Defying his superiors, Hawkeye joins forces with the sultry Russian spy and a mismatched group of personalities that include Spider-Man,... Read more »

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Guardian Devil

By Kevin Smith & Marvel
Narrated by: Jonathan Feuer
Length: 2 hours 36 minutes

Better known by his secret identity of Daredevil, blind Matt Murdock comes to the aid of a city being overcome by an inscrutable menace just in time. Read more »

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Captain America

Dark Designs

By Stefan Petrucha & Marvel
Narrated by: Richard Rohan
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes

Captain America has battled soldiers, terrorists, and villains of all kinds. Now he'll face a far more complicated enemy: his own body. When S.H.I.E.L.D. discovers that Cap is harboring an extinction-level pathogen hidden in his cells for decades, Cap's greatest fear is realized: Until the virus can be cured, he'll have to go into deep freeze.... Read more »

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 2

Generation Why

By G. Willow Wilson & Marvel
Narrated by: Shanta Parasuraman
Length: 1 hours 36 minutes

Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! Kamala may be fangirling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) Super Hero shows up, but that won't stop her from protecting her hometown. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity for the first time—by meeting the royal... Read more »

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Marvel Super Heroes

Secret Wars

By Alex Irvine & Marvel
Narrated by: Richard Rohan
Length: 6 hours 40 minutes

The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge! Summoned across the stars by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men are set against their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld—with... Read more »

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Valley of the Lizard

By John Vornholt & Marvel
Narrated by: Tim Paige
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes

It begins with the murder of a New York socialite. Following the trail of the killers, Spider-Man is soon confronted by one of his oldest, deadliest enemies: the Lizard. Once a respected scientist, Dr. Curt Connors created a serum that he hoped would regenerate the arm he had lost years before. But the serum did more than regrow his arm—it... Read more »

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