Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee
The man behind Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other superheroes tells his own amazing story in a book packed with punch, humor, anecdotes, and a gallery of never-before-seen photographs.
Stan Lee is the most legendary name in the history of comicbooks. The leading creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics, he brought to life some of the world's best-known heroes and most infamous villains. His stories, featuring super- heroes who struggled against 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 the super-human. In the process, he created a new mythology for the twentieth century.
In this treasure trove of marvelous memories, Stan tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comicbooks. He moves from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comicbooks, followed by military training films during World War II, through the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to his recent adventures in Hollywood.
The story of a man who earned respect by blazing new creative trails in a storytelling form once dismissed as just for kids, Excelsior! is an inspirational story about following one's vision, no matter the odds. Yet it's also the story of how some of the most exciting and memorable characters in the pop-culture universe came to thrill a generation.
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Review: Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan LeeUser Review - Lisa Kuhn - Goodreads
Grandpa Stan. What a great guy, and just as fun as I thought. I would love so much to meet this living legend. It was really cool learning about the history of Marvel. If you like anything Marvel, read this book. Read full review
Review: Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan LeeUser Review - Rylan Perrott - Goodreads
Loved the book couldn't put it down. Stan writes as he speaks I felt like I was sitting with Stan and he was telling me his amazing life story. As a huge marvel fan I loved finding out the back story of how it all began and the behinds the scenes Great stuff! What a Legend. Read full review
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