Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

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Chronicles the life of the comic book legend, detailing his start in the business, how he revitalized the industry, and his numerous accomplishments.

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Newspaper writers Raphael and Spurgeon trace how Lee revamped an outdated genre and drew talented but often irascible illustrators along on the project. They draw on interviews with Himself and his former associates, archival material including letters and unpublished scripts, and analysis of his comics oeuvre. Distributed in the US by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Independent Publishing Group
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 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.

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Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781556525063
Branch Call Number: 741.5092 LEE RAPHA
Characteristics: xv, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Spurgeon, Tom 1968-


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