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The following list contains fiction and nonfiction books and blockbuster descriptive DVDs that are part of or about the Marvel and DC universes/industries. The books are in reading level order and then alphabetical order by title or series. The DVDs are in chronological order of when they were released. Please note that, with the exception of Daredevil Volume 1 (DBE00019), none of the books listed are audio or braille versions of comic books.

 

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Marvel Books

Marvel Studios DVDs

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DC Entertainment DVDs

 

Marvel Books

 

Kindergarten to Grade 3

 

The Origin Story Series by Rich Thomas

DB 74943

Read by Erik Sandvold. Reading time: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

Series of seven books explains how Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and the Hulk became legendary superheroes. In The Uncanny X-Men Professor Xavier assembles a team of mutants called the X-Men to protect mankind from evil--even though humans are afraid of them. 2011.

 

These are the Avengers by Thomas Macri

DBC00400

Read by Gregg Porter. Reading time: 3 minutes.

Describes the powers and abilities of the members of the Avengers, including Ant-Man, Hulk, and Thor. 2012.

 

This is Captain America by Brooke Dworkin

DBC00399

Read by Gregg Porter. Reading time: 3 minutes.

Introduces Captain America, explaining how he came to be a superhero. 2014.

 

Grades 4 to 7 

 

Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith

DB 89979

Read by Dion Graham. Reading time: 5 hours, 44 minutes.

Twelve-year-old T'Challa, the young prince and future Black Panther of Wakanda, is sent with his best friend M'Baku to school in America. When strange things begin happening around school, T'Challa sets out to uncover the source. Commercial audiobook. 2018.

 

Gauntlet: Iron Man by Eoin Colfer

DB 86274

Read by Ari Fliakos. Reading time: 6 hours, 11 minutes.

When billionaire genius Tony Stark attends the international eco-summit in Ireland, someone close to him forces him to question his role in making the world a more dangerous place. But an old enemy resurfaces, threatening to assassinate all the eco-ministers--and Iron Man as well. Commercial audiobook. 2016.

 

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon and Dean Hale

DB 87424

Read by Abigail Revasch and Tara Sands. Reading time: 7 hours, 55 minutes.

A recent transplant from California, fourteen-year-old Doreen Green tries to fit in at her new school in New Jersey and keep her fluffy tail under wraps. After Doreen uses her powers to stop a group of troublemakers, however, she becomes a full-fledged superhero called Squirrel Girl. Commercial audiobook. 2017. 

 

Junior and Senior High 

 

Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds

DB 88694

Read by Guy Lockard. Reading time: 6 hours, 55 minutes.

Brooklyn Visions Academy student Miles Morales may not always want to be a superhero, but he must come to terms with his identity--and deal with a villainous teacher--as the new Spider Man. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017. 

 

Rocket Raccoon & Groot: Steal the Galaxy! by Dan Abnett

DB 82251

Read by John Haag. Reading time: 10 hours, 14 minutes.

During a spaceport brawl, Rocket Raccoon and Groot rescue an android Recorder from a pack of alien Badoons. Everyone in the galaxy, however, including the ruthless Kree Empire and the stalwart Nova Corps, seems to want that Recorder. A Marvel Universe book. 2014. 

 

Senior High 

 

Black Widow Series: Books 1-2 by Margaret Stohl

DB 88649

Read by Emily Ellet. Reading time: 21 hours, 10 minutes.

Books one and two, written between 2015 and 2016, featuring the adventures of former lethal assassin Natasha Romanoff (also known as Black Widow). Working with S. H. I. E. L. D., Natasha works to stop the Moscow spy school that created her in Forever Red. Also includes Red Vengeance. Black Widow series, books 1-2. Some violence. 2016.

 

Breakout by Alisa Kwitney

BR021541; 3 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. Volume 3. 

Under orders to dispatch the Black Widow, Hawkeye runs into problems over his feelings about her. Meanwhile, the duo along with an assortment of other superheroes gets involved in a supervillain prison break. Descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence. 2013. 

 

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

DB 75699

Read by Julian Thompson. Reading time: 18 hours, 58 minutes.

Former Entertainment Weekly editor details the history of Marvel Comics--home to Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and other superheroes--from the early 1960s to the twenty-first century. Describes the personalities behind the brand's success, including writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Some strong language. 2012. 

 

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars by Alexander Irvine, Mike Zeck, Jim Shooter, and Bob Layton

DB 83022

Read by Don Feldheim. Reading time: 9 hours, 48 minutes.

Unwillingly zapped across the universe by the powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men learn that they must fight their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet Battleworld--with the winner promised the ultimate prize. Violence and some strong language. 2015.

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past by Alexander Irvine and Chris Claremont

DB 84089

Read by Mark Delgado. Reading time: 5 hours, 59 minutes.

Kitty Pryde travels into the past to warn her fellow X-Men about the Sentinel robots who are hunting mutants to extinction. Simultaneously in the future, she and the remaining X-Men fight to prevent a nuclear attack that no one will survive. Some violence. 2014.

 

Adult Level 

 

Ant-Man: Natural Enemy by Jason Starr

DB 82565

Read by Brandon Bujnowski. Reading time: 6 hours, 59 minutes.

Ex-con Scott Lang shares his newly reformed life as Ant-Man with his teenage daughter Cassie in New York City. But just as he gets comfortable, a criminal element from his past puts them both in danger. A Marvel Universe book. Some violence and some strong language. 2015. 

 

Astonishing X-Men: Gifted by Peter David and Joss Whedon

DB 77045

Read by Julie-Ann Elliott. Reading time: 8 hours, 56 minutes.

The world has discovered that mutants exist, and the general public's fear of the unknown prompts demand that mutants be cured. But the X-Men have plans to defend themselves and others who share their extraordinary differences. A Marvel Universe book. Some violence and some strong language. 2013. 

 

The Avengers: Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Dan Abnett

DB 81816

Read by Jeff Allin. Reading time: 7 hours, 41 minutes.

Multiple villains--Hydra, A. I. M., Ultron, Dormammu, and High Evolutionary--are ready to rule mankind and the world. But the Avengers want to know who is really behind these simultaneous attacks and wonder whether they can stop them all. Violence and some strong language. 2015. 

 

Civil War by Stuart Moore

DB 77007

Read by L. J. Ganser. Reading time: 9 hours, 28 minutes.

When a lesser-known superhero battle goes awry in Stamford, Connecticut, killing hundreds of people, the government decides that superheroes should unmask and register their powers. Some members of the Avengers, the greatest super-team, agree--but others resist the orders. A Marvel Universe book. Some violence and some strong language. 2013. 

 

Daredevil by Greg Cox and Mark Steven Johnson

DB 84038

Read by David Deboy. Reading time: 8 hours, 27 minutes.

Attorney Matt Murdock--blinded as a child in an accident which also gave him heightened senses--fights crime as a costumed superhero in Hell's Kitchen, New York. Based on the comic book series from 1964; novelization of the 2003 feature film. Some violence. 2003. 

 

Daredevil Volume 1 by Mark Waid

DBE00019

Read by Mark Waid, Tom Brennan, Ellie Pyle, and Jordan D. White. Reading time: 27 minutes.

An audio edition of the first issue of the popular Marvel Comic Book Series. Matt Murdock is at once a blind attorney in Hell's Kitchen and the mysterious costumed avenger known as Daredevil, "The Man Without Fear". Blinded in an accident and exposed to radiation that heightened his other senses, Murdock fights crime and metes out justice in two very different worlds. Available by special arrangement with Marvel Comics. Daredevil series, book 1. Violence. 2011.

 

Iron Man: Extremis by Marie Javins, Warren Ellis, Adi Granov

DB 77245

Read by Jason Griffith. Reading time: 6 hours, 2 minutes.

When the terrorist Mallen gets his hands on a body-enhancing process called Extremis, Tony Stark must use Iron Man to try to stop him. But Iron Man's armor isn't good enough for what Mallen has become. A Marvel Universe book. Violence and strong language. 2013.  

 

Marvel Studios DVDs 

 

The Incredible Hulk 

DVD00725 

Dr. Bruce Banner, thanks to a gamma ray experiment gone wrong, transforms into a giant green-skinned hulk whenever his pulse rate gets too high. Meanwhile, a soldier uses the same technology to become an evil version of the original. Contains violence. Starring Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, and Tim Roth. PG-13. 2008. 

 

Iron Man 2 

DVD00634 

Because of his superhero alter ego, Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends and new enemies. Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Mickey Rourke. PG-13. 2010. 

 

Thor

DVD00810 

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, and Natalie Portman. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 2013. 

 

Captain America: First Avenger 

DVD00669 

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending USA ideals. Stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Samuel L. Jackson. PG-13. 2011 

 

Marvel's the Avengers 

DVD00783 

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 2012. 

 

Iron Man 3 

DVD00773 

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Contains violence. Rated PG-13. 2013. 

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 

DVD00096 

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and Shield agent, the Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. Rated PG-13.  2014. 

 

Guardians of the Galaxy 

DVD00161 

A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Starrs Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Rated PG-13. 2014.

 

Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron 

DVD00070 

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Stars  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo. PG-13. 2015. 

 

Ant-Man 

DVD00172 

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Corey Stoll. Rated PG-13. 2015. 

 

Captain America: Civil War 

DVD00278 

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson. Rated PG-13. 2016. 

 

Doctor Strange 

DVD00389 

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams. Rated PG-13. 2016. 

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 

DVD00386 

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage. Stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista. Rated Pg-13. 2017. 

 

Spider-Man Homecoming 

DVD00399 

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. Rated PG-13.  2017. 

 

DC Books

 

Kindergarten to Grade 3 

 

Flying High by Nick Eliopulos

DBC00395

Read by Gregg Porter. Reading time: 3 minutes.

When the birds of Gotham City create havoc across town, it appears to be the work of the Penguin, who has his feathered friends to distract the Super Friends while he plucks Gotham's biggest bank clean. A Step Into Read: Step 1 book. 2008.

 

Grades 4 to 7 

 

DC Super Hero Girls Series

 

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

BR 21630; 2 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. 

DB 85609

Read by Ashley Eckstein. Reading time: 5 hours, 50 minutes.

Homeschooled on Paradise Island, Wonder Woman applies to Super Hero High School in order to finish her world-saving training. Once enrolled, she juggles friendships, intensive training, a roommate obsessed with social media, and a new experience for Wonder Woman--meeting boys. DC Super Hero Girls series, book 1. 2016. 

 

Supergirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

BR 21635; 2 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. 

DB 85322

Read by Anais Fairweather. Reading time: 5 hours, 22 minutes.

After losing her home planet, Krypton, a powerful Supergirl struggles to find her place in Super Hero High. Not wanting to be alone in the world, she focuses on making friends, and in the process learns how to battle the dangers in the universe. DC Super Hero Girls series, book 2. For grades 4-7. 2016. 

 

Batgirl at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

BR 21856; 2 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. 

DB 87282

Read by Mae Whitman. Reading time: 4 hours, 29 minutes.

Recruited to Super Hero High by Supergirl, tech genius Barbara Gordon trains for her new role as Batgirl alongside some of the most powerful teenagers in the galaxy. DC Super Hero Girls series, book 3. 2017.

 

Katana at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee

BR 21981; 2 volumes of braille. Volume 1. Volume 2. 

DB 88445

Read by Stephanie Sheh. Reading time: 4 hours, 45 minutes.

In addition to training to be a super hero, Katana also follows the noble warrior traditions of the Samurai. Now, an unknown source has given her the responsibility of guarding one hundred ancient Samurai swords, and her super friends plan to help! DC Super Hero Girls series, book 4. 2017. 

 

Junior and Senior High 

 

Superman versus the Ku Klux Klan by Rick Browers

BR 19518; 1 volume of braille. Volume 1. 

DB 74918

Read by Bill Delaney. Reading time: 4 hours.

Discusses creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's Jewish upbringing during the Great Depression and its influence on the development of their superhero, Superman. Covers the rise of the KKK and the emergence of the radio show, The Adventures of Superman. 2012.

 

Senior High 

 

DC Icons Series

 

Warbringer: Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo

DB 88697

Read by Mozhan Marno. Reading time: 11 hours, 58 minutes.

Diana, princess of the Amazons, breaks Amazon law when she rescues Alia Keralis, a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies both mortal and divine. DC Icons series, book 1. Some violence. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

 

Nightwalker: Batman by Marie Lu

DB 89980

Read by Will Damron. Reading time: 8 hours, 39 minutes.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and a teenaged Bruce Wayne is on their hit list. One by one, the city's elites are being executed as their mansions' security systems turn against them, and Bruce plans to stop them. DC Icons series, book 2. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2017.

 

Lois Lane Series

 

Lois Lane, Books 1-2 by Gwenda Bond

DB 85088

Read by Emily Ellet. Reading time: 19 hours, 57 minutes.

In Fallout, Lois Lane is a new girl at East Metropolis High who desperately wants to fit in. However, things quickly spiral out of control when Lois and her online friend SmallvilleGuy investigate bullying video gamers called the Warheads. Includes Double Down. Lois Lane series, books 1-2. 2016.

 

Triple Threat by Gwenda Bond

DB 88453

Read by Emily Ellet. Reading time: 9 hours, 33 minutes.

Lois is excited that her online crush is coming to Metropolis, but before they can go on a date she must foil a mad scientist, stop a trio of mutant teens, and protect the elusive flying man from justice. Sequel to Lois Lane, Books 1-2 (DB 85088). Lois Lane series, book 3. 2017.

 

Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye

DBC03998

Read by Roger Stacey. Reading time: 13 hours, 22 minutes.

An award-winning journalist and lifelong Superman fan looks beyond the legend of the man of steel  and explores the awkward Ohio teenager whose Depression-era yearnings gave birth to America's mightiest mythical character, now more than 70 years old. Contains some strong language. 2012.

 

Adult Level 

 

Batman by Craig Shaw Gardner

BR 07808; web-braille not available. 

DB 29056

Read by David Palmer. Reading time: 5 hours, 35 minutes.

Life can be dangerous in Gotham City, but thanks to the Caped Crusader, the citizens have a protector. No one knows who he is or where he will show up next, but he has an amazing arsenal of weaponry at his disposal with which he fights crime and corruption--especially a criminal trying to obtain the wealth of Gotham City. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1989. 

 

Batman: The Ultimate Evil by Andrew H. Vachss

DB 42110

Read by Michael Consoli. Reading time: 4 hours, 59 minutes.

Batman is frustrated that his battle against crime is not enough. As billionaire Bruce Wayne, Batman meets social worker Debra Kane, who claims child abuse is the root of crime. Intrigued, Batman goes after child porn only to learn from his trusted servant, Alfred, that Batman's mother had been after this same group when she died. Some strong language and some violence. 1995. 

 

The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon

DB 85801

Read by Brit Herring. Reading time: 13 hours, 37 minutes.

NPR contributor traces the history of Batman in comics, television, and film. Discusses story and character development and transition, artists and writers assigned to the comic, impact of the TV and film adaptations, and controversies including the killing of sidekick Robin in 1988. Analyzes concomitant development of fan culture. Strong language. 2016. 

 

Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

DB 80065

Read by Jill Lepore. Reading time: 9 hours, 6 minutes.

Author of Book of Ages (DB 77782) chronicles the life of Charles Moulton, aka William Moulton Marston, the creator of comic-book character Wonder Woman. Discusses Wonder Woman's place in popular culture as well as Marston's complicated home life. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014. 

 

Wayne of Gotham by Tracy Hickman

DB 76934

Read by Todd Fox. Reading time: 8 hours, 5 minutes.

After a visitor raises questions about the deaths of Bruce Wayne's parents, Thomas and Martha, the Batman delves into his family's dark past. Violence and some strong language. 2012.

 

DC Entertainment DVDs

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

DVD00162

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. Stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams. Rated PG 13. 2016.

 

Suicide Squad 

DVD00363

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse. Stars Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. Rated PG-13. 2016.

 

Wonder Woman

DVD00388

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright. Rated PG-13. 2017.