Amazing Fantastic Incredible

Amazing Fantastic Incredible

A Marvelous Memoir

by Stan LeePeter David and Colleen Doran

Paperback Publication Date: 01/02/2019

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In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee - comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes - shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.

Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and brought to life - and into the mainstream - some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories - filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity - added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir - illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran - discover the true story behind the man, written with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current cinematic resurgence, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.

This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

ISBN:
9781501107764
9781501107764
Category:
Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-02-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
265x175x13mm
Weight:
0.54kg
Stan Lee

Stan Lee (1922–2018) began his career with wartime Timely Comics, and staying the course throughout the Atlas era, Stan the Man made comic book history with Fantastic Four #1, harbinger of a bold new perspective in story writing that endures to this day. With some of the industry’s greatest artists, he introduced hero after hero in Incredible Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, and more, forming a shared universe for rival publishers to measure themselves against. After an almost literal lifetime of writing and editing, Lee was involved in movies and television via his company POV! Entertainment. He was Marvel’s chairman emeritus and best-known public representative.

Peter David

Peter David is a long-standing and highly respected comics and science-fiction writer, with over two decades of experience. He wrote The Incredible Hulk for twelve years, is the author of novel: The Incredible Hulk: What Savage Beast, and co-edited the short story collection The Ultimate Hulk. David has also worked on such titles as Supergirl, Star Trek, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Aquaman and many others. David lives in New York.

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