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Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir

Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir


Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir

ratings:
4.5/5 (45 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Nov 3, 2015
ISBN:
9781442392519
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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 has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics and has 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 possess previously unseen psychological complexity — have added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good versus evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so created a new mythology for the 20th century.

Stan Lee tells the story of his life 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 resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.

Funny, moving, and incredibly honest, this beautiful memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

A Simon & Schuster audio production.

Released:
Nov 3, 2015
ISBN:
9781442392519
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    What a delightful book! It was such a fun read, I was sorry it came to an end. Stan Lee tells his life story in his usual enthusiastic, bigger ethanol I've style, beginning with his less than ideal childhood during the Great Depression, and introducing many of the amazing comic book characters he co-created with his illustrators. The illustrations that accompany the dialogue in this memoir are perfect and even bring a chuckle from time to time. You won't want to put this book down!
  • (3/5)
    I took the 7th grader to see Stan Lee speak at this year's LA Times Festival of Books--and Lee was great! Funny and honest and just all-around entertaining. We left with this book. The boy read it the next week, and really enjoyed it.I am finally finishing now--my library queue has been keeping me too busy! After hearing Lee speak, I am amazed at how this book captures his personality. His style of speaking, his enthusiasm for everything--but then a graphic novel lends itself to that. Much of what is in the book is what he discussed at the festival (there was more on the movies and less on the early years of his career at the event).No, I didn't love this book like my kid. But he's the huge Marvel fan. What I appreciate most about this book is the fact that Lee included the difficult times in his life. Personal and professional problems are in here. He does not make his career and life seem perfect or easy, in spite of his huge success. And that is a great thing for any fan--and any kid--to know.
  • (5/5)
    Brilliantly written with excellent illustrations and a full scope of Stan Lee's life in comics.
  • (5/5)
    My only complaint ? I wish it was longer for I loved every moment of it . R.I.P Stan Lee. You are one of my heroes
  • (5/5)
    This was exactly what I needed to really appreciate the life and influence of such an amazing and creative human. The journey he went through in like and the impacts he has had on pop culture are absolutely amazing. He will be missed and I can’t wait for my physical copy to come in the mail!
  • (5/5)
    Do you miss seeing Stan Lee's goofy face popping up everywhere, his trademark exclamation of EXCELSIOR, flowing straight to your heart? Well this is the book for you. It's a straight to the point punchy retelling of Stan Lee's life and the history of Marvel. While unfortunately Stan only does the intro, our excellent stand in does a great impression (and Stan Lee cameos in his own book through a short recording from the 60's) so it feels like it's the man himself. A genuine recommendation if you love comics or if you just want a niche slice of American history.