Raphael, Jordan and Tom Spurgeon. Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book. Chicago Review Pr, 2003.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1556525060
BibTeX citation key: Raphael2003
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Keywords: Biography, Lee. Stan, Marvel, Publishing, Superhero, USA
Creators: Raphael, Spurgeon
Publisher: Chicago Review Pr.
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 and witness the current motion picture madness and comic industry woes. Included is a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, Lee's work in the years of postwar prosperity, and his efforts in the 1960s to revitalize the medium after it had grown stale.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Acknowledgments (ix)
I “From Humble Beginnings …”
III “The Marvel Age of Comics Has Truly Begun”
IV “A Marvel Pop-Art Production”
V “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”
VI “Flame On!”
VII “This Man, this Monster”
VIII “It’s Clobberin’ Time!”
IX “If This Be My Destiny”
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