Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book (Google eBook)

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Chicago Review Press, Aug 28, 2004 - Art - 304 pages
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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 comic 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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My grandmother worked in a newsstand, and I received a box of comics every month, which led to a still embarrassing love of comics. This is SO much better than his autobiography, but it confirms that ... Read full review

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A decent history of Marvel comics. Read full review

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