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A marvelous life : the amazing story of Stan Lee

Author: Danny Fingeroth
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First St. Martin's Griffin editionView all editions and formats
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"Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. But Lee’s career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator to ever do comics? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others’ work? Or was he something else altogether? Danny Fingeroth’s A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee attempts to answer some of those questions. It is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Stan Lee; Stan Lee
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danny Fingeroth
ISBN: 9781250766182 1250766184
OCLC Number: 1130367327
Description: viii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
JFK, the Beatles... and Stan Lee --
The dress cutter's son --
The Pied Piper of West Forty-second Street --
The psychopathology of comic books --
Breaking out and staying in --
Gathering forces --
From the ashes --
Webs tangled and otherwise --
Creating characters --
The ties that bind --
Boom boom boom --
Revolution in the air --
Surfing the waves --
Tense transitions --
Power politics --
The chaos and the King --
Returns and departures --
Goodbyes and hellos --
California dreamin' --
Follow the money --
Of love and law --
The undiscover'd country --
Legacy --
Afterword: Last thoughts on Stan Lee.
Other Titles: Amazing story of Stan Lee
Responsibility: Danny Fingeroth.

Abstract:

"Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. But Lee’s career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator to ever do comics? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others’ work? Or was he something else altogether? Danny Fingeroth’s A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee attempts to answer some of those questions. It is the first comprehensive biography of this powerhouse of ideas who, with his invention of Marvel Comics, changed the world’s ideas of what a hero is and how a story should be told. "--Publisher's description from page 4 of cover.

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