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Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee (49)

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 has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has 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 century.

In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life 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 resurgence in movies, 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.



  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (November 3, 2015)
  • ISBN: 9781501107726

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About the Author

Stan Lee 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 HulkAmazing Spider-ManX-Men, and more, forming a shared universe for rival publishers to measure themselves against. After an almost literal lifetime of writing and editing, Lee is now involved in movies and television via his company POV! Entertainment. He remains Marvel’s chairman emeritus and best-known public representative.

REVIEW:
Amazing, fantastic, incredible, is right!
What a life! To grow up and do what you love, but always saw as just a hobby. Creating something for others to love, and for these things to be still loved so many years later.
Perfect title for  a memoir about such a fascinating man and his life.
There were a couple of moments in the book that I wrote down to research later, like the pseudonym of Paul and Lynda McCartney's band. I gotta see if anything ever panned out in that name. (Which if you wanna know it, you'll have to read the book.)
Plus, true to form, the comic layout of the story is so much fun to read. You find yourself comparing the likeness when you come across celebrities such as George Clooney or Angelina Jolie.
Memoir fans, comic book fans, well, frankly, everyone will get a kick out of this one for one reason or another. It can be read pretty quick in one sitting too.

5/5


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Comments

  1. I've been waiting to see your comments since you had it as the Friday 56 recently! So excited it was good, I think it would make a great gift for my son, and something we'd like too!

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  2. Oh I think my son would love this book! He is into comic book heroes, but he is also a reluctant reader so this might appeal to him.

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Kindle: 1331.0 KBPrint: 307 pagesPublisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (Jan. 27 2015)ASIN: B00K53D3JC

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