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Tales to Astonish: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution

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Traces the life and career of the prolific and influential comic book artist who, along with his writing partners Joe Simon and Stan Lee, developed such comic-book superheroes as Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, Thor, the Silver Surfer, and others whose advent transformed the history of the American comic book. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Tales to Astonish relates the spectacular life and times of Jack Kirby, the legendary forefather of American comic books. In the 1960's, Kirby joined with Stan Lee to develop many of our best-known and most beloved superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, and the Silver Surfer. Ronin Ro chronicles Kirby's poverty-stricken origins in New York's Lower East Side, his early commercial triumphs and failures, his renowned partnership with Lee, and his revolutionary artistic innovations, tracing the comic book industry from its inauspicious beginnings to its sensational successes.

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About the Author

Ronin Ro lives in New York City and is the author of Gangsta: Merchandising the Rhymes of Violence, the award-winning international bestseller Have Gun Will Travel, and the novel Street Sweeper. He has written for Vanity Fair, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Herald, Rolling Stone, and Spin.

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ISBN:
9781596918924
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
General Biography
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Ronin, Ro
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General
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Artists, Architects, Photographers
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History & Criticism *
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Comics & Graphic Novels
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Publication Date:
December 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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"Synopsis" by , Tales to Astonish relates the spectacular life and times of Jack Kirby, the legendary forefather of American comic books. In the 1960's, Kirby joined with Stan Lee to develop many of our best-known and most beloved superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, and the Silver Surfer. Ronin Ro chronicles Kirby's poverty-stricken origins in New York's Lower East Side, his early commercial triumphs and failures, his renowned partnership with Lee, and his revolutionary artistic innovations, tracing the comic book industry from its inauspicious beginnings to its sensational successes.

Ronin Ro is also the

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