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A marvelous life : the amazing story of Stan Lee / Danny Fingeroth.

Fingeroth, Danny, (author.).
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  • 8 of 17 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 17 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B LEE (Text) 37521530960931 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 LEE STAN (Text) 34706001647751 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B LEE S (Text) 33118000191996 Adult: New Book Checked out 11/22/2019
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 921 LEE (Text) 33187004604407 Nonfiction Checked out 11/29/2019
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown BIOGRAPHY LEE (Text) 39213000885958 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 920 FIN (Text) 39970001460194 NF Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 741.5 FINGEROT (Text) 9781250133908S On Order On order -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon B LEE (Text) 34330513436510 Adult - New Non-Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW 741 FIN (Text) 70743000172370 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 LEE (Text) 37323005461093 NEW-BKS Checked out 12/04/2019
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250133908
  • ISBN: 1250133904
  • Physical Description: viii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-381) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The definitive biography of the beloved-often controversial-co-creator of many legendary superheroes, A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee presents the origin of "Stan the Man," who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon: the Marvel Universe. Stan Lee was the most famous American comic book creator who ever lived. Thanks, especially, to his many cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, Lee was-and even after his 2018 death, still is-the voice and face of comics and popular culture in general, and Marvel Comics in particular. How he got to that place is a story that has never been fully told-until now. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko-with whom he had tempestuous relationships that rivaled any superhero battle-Lee created world-famous characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Hulk! But Lee's career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator to ever do comics? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others' work? Or was he something else altogether? Danny Fingeroth's A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee attempts to answer some of those questions. It is the first comprehensive biography of this powerhouse of ideas who, with his invention of Marvel Comics, changed the world's ideas of what a hero is and how a story should be told. With exclusive interviews with Lee himself, as well as with colleagues, relatives, friends-and detractors-Fingeroth makes a doubly remarkable case for Lee's achievements, while not ignoring the controversies that dogged him his entire life-and even past his death. With unique access to Lee's personal archives at the University of Wyoming, Fingeroth explores never-before-examined aspects of Lee's life and career, and digs under the surface of what people thought they knew about him. Fingeroth, himself a longtime writer and editor at Marvel Comics, and now a lauded pop culture critic and historian, knew and worked with Stan Lee for over four decades. With his unique insights as a comics world insider, Fingeroth is able to put Lee's life and work in a unique context that makes events and actions come to life as no other writer could. Despite F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous warning that "There are no second acts in American lives," Stan Lee created a second act for himself that changed everything for him, his family, his industry, and ultimately for all of popular culture. How he did it-and what it cost him-is a larger-than-life tale of a man who helped create the modern superhero mythology that has become a part of all our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lee, Stan, 1922-2018.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography.
Marvel Comics Group.
Comic books, strips, etc > Authorship.
Comic books, strips, etc > United States > History > 20th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Genre: Biographies.

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