Amazing Fantastic Incredible - Stan Lee & Peter David

Amazing Fantastic Incredible

By Stan Lee & Peter David

  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
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From 16 Ratings

Description

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 was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and 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 and twenty-first centuries.

In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—discover the true story behind the man, written 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 cinematic resurgence, 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.

Reviews

  • Great

    2
    By l love it but l want an update
    It was a great time with this book ,I’ve known every thing I want about Stan lee,I bought it after I know about his death that was so sad
  • So good

    5
    By m111014
    Incredible art, and of course narrative. Stan Lee, the best avenger out there.
  • Last comic I read....

    5
    By D100zn
    Last comic I read was a classics illustrated 40 some years ago. Learned about Stan through cartoons and of course Marvels movies. Learned about him through his fans when they, with tear streamed faces, chatted about reading the comics as we left a spidey movie. I Wanted to know his story, and enjoyed this, as usual, humorous take in his fine work. Read in one delightful sitting. Thanks Stan for creating so many real heroes most especially the best one .....you.