The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe - Update '89 () from Marvel ComicsThe Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is an encyclopedic guide which details the fictional universe featured in Marvel Comics publications. The original volume series was published in comic book format in , followed by sporadic updates. Jim Shooter , Marvel's then editor-in-chief , conceived of the idea,  envisioning a guide detailing statistics much in the manner of those found upon the backs of baseball cards. Brown ,  and Peter Sanderson. Critics of the Handbook have argued that the level of detail within the guide effectively limited the ability of writers to innovate, a charge Gruenwald dismissed, reputedly stating that the information presented was only the most recent data and was subject to change. After the first version of the Handbook , Mark decided that some of the explanations had grown too complicated, and asked me to simplify them. Individual entries usually consisted of:.
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He has virtually complete knowledge of all matter in space, especially the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, origins, and evolution of celestial bodies and phenomena. Additionally, he can conceive of and mastermind extremely complex plots, often on a galactic scale. The Astronomer is unaging, his life force bolstered by his single-minded obsession with the pursuit of astronomy. Along with the other Elders of the Universe, Gallio was, for a time, permanently barred from entry into Death's realm, making him essentially unable to die at least within Earth's universe. The Astronomer has no other known superhuman physical abilities. He was believed to be of comparable strength to a middle aged human male of his size who engaged in no regular exercise. The Astonomer can project laser beams from his hands that he uses to measure the distance between planets; he can also use these for destructive purposes.
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