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Amazing Fantastic Incredible

A Marvelous Memoir

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 16, 2015 – Ninety-two-year-old subject Lee, co-writer David, and artist Doran create an entertaining, if decidedly rose-colored picture of the man behind Marvel in this lively comics memoir. Lee's life has certainly been a full one, spanning multiple wars, presidents, and eras in the industry he has been such a part of. Lee maintains a jaunty tone through every slump and resurrection, which pairs wonderfully with Doran's dynamic artwork and well-developed sense of comic timing. But as any longtime comics fan can tell you, Lee is a master of self-aggrandizement. According to him, he was ahead of every curve, sensitive to every employee, and behind every innovation of the 20th-century comics industry. This isn't a fatal flaw Lee is undeniably accomplished but by the final page, the book's tone of uncritical celebration begins to grate. Still, this is a worthwhile memoir for the interested layman as long as it's read with more than a few grains of salt.


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Customer Reviews


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

Incredible art, and of course narrative. Stan Lee, the best avenger out there.

Last comic I read....

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

Amazing Fantastic Incredible
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Nov 03, 2015
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Print Length: 192 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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