Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

by Jordan Raphael, Tom Spurgeon
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Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book by Jordan Raphael, Tom Spurgeon


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 comics 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.

Read more about Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book at www.stanleebook.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556525063
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author


Jordan Raphael has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Globe and Mail. He lives in Los Angeles. Tom Spurgeon edited The Comics Journal and has written for Seattle's The Stranger. His syndicated newspaper comic strip, Wildwood, appeared in more than 12 million homes daily. He lives in Silver City, New Mexico.

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Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled with info and facts about the great stan lee the leader of marvel comics and who some people incorrectly think of as the creator of such characters as spider man the fantastic four and countless others when in faxt he was the cocreator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spider man spider man spins a web..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I thought it would be. I wanted something that was about the creative process that birthed the Marvel Universe. This book was more about Stan as Marvel's frontman and left a lot of unanswered questions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ya right it stinks (p.s. i hadnt read this book.) Lol