Marvel

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Harry N. Abrams, Sep 25, 1993 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 288 pages
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Marvel Comics - full of cosmic battles and complex psychology - are the best-selling comics in America today. For generations, Marvel's moody heroes have captured the imagination of readers with their daring feats and iconoclastic wit. Relive the Marvel Magic in this lively history of the company and its heros - both imaginary and real:

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Review: Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics (First Impressions)

User Review  - TheDenizen - Goodreads

Contains some interesting information about Marvel comics, but is mostly pretty shameless about self-promotion. The best part is the glossy reproductions of several old comics included at the back of the book. Read full review

Review: Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics (First Impressions)

User Review  - Murf Reeves - Goodreads

A sneak peek inside the creation of Marvel comics over 50 years! The origins of comics and the fact that so few people were involved in the creation of their characters, based on the franchise of ... Read full review

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Les Daniels is the author of the official histories of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as "DC Comics: A Celebration of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes and Abrams' "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World's Greatest Comics. Chip Kidd is an award-winning graphic designer and author of "The Cheese Monkeys. His work has been featured in "Vanity Fair, "The New Yorker, "Time, "Graphis, and "Entertainment Weekly. Geoff Spear's award-winning photographs have appeared in magazines such as "Vogue, "Entertainment Weekly, "GQ, and "Newsweek, and in numerous books on comics.

Stan Lee, 1925 Stan Lee was born in 1925. He joined Marvel Comics in the early 1940's and has remained there for 60 years. He is the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and has more than 2 billion comics books featuring these well known characters in print. While employed at Marvel Comics, Lee signed a contract that prohibited him from working for any company besides Marvel. When Marvel went bankrupt, the contract became null and void and Lee created his own company called Stan Lee Media. He remains Chairman Emeritus at Marvel, but spends most of his time on his new internet based company. Stan Lee Media will feature downloadable Superheroes. Lee also signed a deal with DC Comics to revamp some of their signature characters, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

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