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The Resource Stan Lee : the man behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor

Stan Lee : the man behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor

Label
Stan Lee : the man behind Marvel
Title
Stan Lee
Title remainder
the man behind Marvel
Statement of responsibility
Bob Batchelor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Batchelor offers an eye-opening look at the life of Stan Lee, the man who created (with talented artists) many of history's most legendary characters. Becoming the editor of Marvel Comics as a teenager, and toiling in the industry for decades, Lee threw caution to the wind and went for broke, co-creating the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and others in a creative flurry that revolutionized comic books for generations of readers
  • "From the mean streets of Depression-era New York City to recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Lee's life has been almost as remarkable as the thrilling adventures he spun for decades. From millions of comic books fans of the 1960s through billions of moviegoers around the globe, Stan Lee has touched more people than almost any person in the history of popular culture. In Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor offers an eye-opening look at this iconic visionary, a man who created (with talented artists) many of history's most legendary characters. In this energetic and entertaining biography, Batchelor explores how Lee capitalized on natural talent and hard work to become the editor of Marvel Comics as a teenager. After toiling in the industry for decades, Lee threw caution to the wind and went for broke, co-creating the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and others in a creative flurry that revolutionized comic books for generations of readers. Marvel superheroes became a central part of pop culture, from collecting comics to innovative merchandising, from superhero action figures to the ever-present Spider-Man lunchbox. Batchelor examines many of Lee's most beloved works, including the 1960s comics that transformed Marvel from a second-rate company to a legendary publisher. This book reveals the risks Lee took to bring the characters to life and Lee's tireless efforts to make comic books and superheroes part of mainstream culture for more than fifty years. Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel not only reveals why Lee developed into such a central figure in American entertainment history, but brings to life the cultural significance of comic books and how the superhero genre reflects ideas central to the American experience. Candid, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, this is a biography of a man who dreamed of one day writing the Great American Novel, but ended up doing so much more--changing American culture by creating new worlds and heroes that have entertained generations of readers."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Batchelor, Bob
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6727.L39
LC item number
Z54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Stan
  • Lee, Stan
  • Marvel Comics Group
  • Marvel Comics Group
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • United States
Label
Stan Lee : the man behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dawn of the fantastic -- Stanley Lieber, New Yorker -- Teenage editor -- Army playwright -- Return to Marvel -- Public enemy number one -- Birth of the new hero: The Fantastic Four -- Spidey saves the day! -- Horde of superheroes -- Marketing the Marvel Universe -- Creating an icon -- Marvel's multitude of maladies -- Lure of Hollywood -- Marvel manipulations -- Rise and fall of Stan Lee Media -- Meanwhile ... -- Larger than life -- Conclusion: American icon
Control code
972308944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 229 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442277816
Lccn
2017006405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972308944
Label
Stan Lee : the man behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Dawn of the fantastic -- Stanley Lieber, New Yorker -- Teenage editor -- Army playwright -- Return to Marvel -- Public enemy number one -- Birth of the new hero: The Fantastic Four -- Spidey saves the day! -- Horde of superheroes -- Marketing the Marvel Universe -- Creating an icon -- Marvel's multitude of maladies -- Lure of Hollywood -- Marvel manipulations -- Rise and fall of Stan Lee Media -- Meanwhile ... -- Larger than life -- Conclusion: American icon
Control code
972308944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 229 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442277816
Lccn
2017006405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)972308944

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