Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel

Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel

by Bob Batchelor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538128435
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/15/2018
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 20,349
Product dimensions: 6.17(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Bob Batchelor is a cultural historian who has written or edited more than two dozen books on popular culture and American literature, including books about John Updike, The Great Gatsby, and Mad Men. Batchelor lives in Oxford, Ohio and teaches at Miami University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue: Dawn of the Fantastic xi

1 Stanley Lieber, New Yorker 1

2 Teenage Editor 17

3 Army Playwright 33

4 Return to Marvel 43

5 Public Enemy Number One 55

6 Birth of the New Hero: The Fantastic Four 65

7 Spidey Saves the Day! 79

8 Horde of Superheroes 91

9 Marketing the Marvel Universe 107

10 Creating an Icon 121

11 Marvel's Multitude of Maladies 135

12 Lure of Hollywood 149

13 Marvel Manipulations 161

14 Rise and Fall of Stan Lee Media 171

15 Meanwhile… 179

16 Larger Than Life 189

Conclusion: American Icon 201

Notes 205

Index 223

About the Author 229