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Stan Lee and the rise and fall of the American comic book

Author: Jordan Raphael; Tom Spurgeon
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Based on interviews with Lee and 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 comics books boom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Raphael, Jordan.
Stan Lee and the rise and fall of the American comic book.
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)655025171
Named Person: Stan Lee; Stan (Künstler) Lee; Stan Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan Raphael; Tom Spurgeon
ISBN: 1556525419 9781556525414 1556525060 9781556525063
OCLC Number: 51769029
Description: xv, 304 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "From humble beginnings ... ": Stanley Lieber ; Martin's cousin-in-law ; Stan Lee, playwright --
"Excelsior!": Bring on the bad guy ; The biggest comic-book company in North America ; Jolly Jack and Sturdy Steve ; The escapist --
"The Marvel age of comics has truly begun": The world's greatest comic magazine ; Secret origins ; What Marvel did --
"A Marvel pop-art production": Live and on campus ; Stan Lee, editor ; Moving on up --
"With great power comes great responsibility": Friends of new Marvel ; Building the brand --
"Flame on!": Stan Lee, author ; Stan in Hollywood --
"This man, this monster": The evil empire ; Step right up! --
"It's clobberin' time!": In Stan's image ; Millionaire on paper --
"If this be my destiny": Stan the man ; Ever upward.
Responsibility: by Jordan Raphael and Tom Spurgeon.
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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  Read more...

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"Scrupulously researched... eminently readable, a valuable history of Stan Lee... as well as the entire comic book industry..." -- Copley News Service. "Entertaining, persuasive..." -- Boston Globe. Read more...

 
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