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Based on interviews with Stan Lee and dozens of his colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, this book provides a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of the face of Marvel Comics. Recognized as a dazzling writer, a skilled editor, a relentless self-promoter, a credit hog, and a huckster, Stan Lee rose from his humble beginnings to ride the wave of the 1940s comic books boom and witness the current motion picture madness and comic industry woes. Included is a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, Lees work in the years of postwar prosperity, and his efforts in the 1960s to revitalize the medium after it had grown stale.

Review:

"[A]n insightful examination of a publishing phenomenon that has become an integral part of pop culture. It offers keen insights...[and] illuminates the role Lee played in a long-running drama every bit as compelling as those depicted between the garish covers of Marvel Comics." L. D. Meagher, CNN.com

Review:

"This well-researched biography usefully corrects Lee's self-serving memoir Excelsior! and also serves as a critical history of Marvel Comics." Booklist

Review:

"Will probably stand as the definitive history of this particular slice of American popular culture." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Featuring a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, this book takes an intimate look at Stan Lee and his influence on American popular culture and the comic book industry. 30 photos.

About the Author

Jordan Raphael has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Globe and Mail. He lives in Los Angeles.

Tom Spurgeon edited The Comics Journal and has written for Seattle's The Stranger. His syndicated newspaper comic strip, Wildwood, appeared in more than 12 million homes daily. He lives in Silver City, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556525414
Author:
Raphael, Jordan
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Author:
Spurgeon, Tom
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
Cartoonists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Cartoonists -- United States.
Subject:
Lee, Stan
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.77 in 1 lb

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Product details 320 pages Chicago Review Press - English 9781556525414 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A]n insightful examination of a publishing phenomenon that has become an integral part of pop culture. It offers keen insights...[and] illuminates the role Lee played in a long-running drama every bit as compelling as those depicted between the garish covers of Marvel Comics."
"Review" by , "This well-researched biography usefully corrects Lee's self-serving memoir Excelsior! and also serves as a critical history of Marvel Comics."
"Review" by , "Will probably stand as the definitive history of this particular slice of American popular culture."
"Synopsis" by , Featuring a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, this book takes an intimate look at Stan Lee and his influence on American popular culture and the comic book industry. 30 photos.
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