In this gorgeously illustrated, full graphic memoir, Stan Lee-comic book legend and co-creator of Spiderman, the X-Men, Avengers and the Hulk, and a legend of Marvel super heroes-shares his iconic legacy and how modern super heroes 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 villians throughout his career. His stories-filled with super heroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity-added wit and subtlety into 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 20th century.
In this beautifully graphic memoir-illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran-Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy and off-beat 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 1960's 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.