Front Cover
Harry N. Abrams, Sep 25, 1993 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 288 pages
0 Reviews
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:

What people are saying - Write a review

Marvel: five fabulous decades of the world's greatest comics

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The old adage, the more things change the more they remain the same, holds true in the case of this retrospective piece. Fifty years as a comic book company is quite an accomplishment, but only when a ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (1993)

Les Daniels is the author of several pop culture histories, including "Superman: The Complete History", "Batman: The Complete History", and "Wonder Woman: The Complete History" . He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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.

Bibliographic information