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True believer : the rise and fall of Stan Lee / Abraham Riesman.

Riesman, Abraham, (author.).

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  • 7 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 10 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Attica PL - Attica 920 LEE (Text) 74231000124164 Adult Nonfiction In process -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 LEE STAN (Text) 34706001689613 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown BIOGRAPHY LEE (Text) 39213000897482 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 03/09/2021
Lebanon PL - Lebanon B LEE (Text) 34330513502444 Adult - New Non-Fiction Checked out 03/16/2021
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell 921 LEE (Text) 36823002250705 New Books Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 LEE (Text) 37323005650380 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library B LEE (Text) 78551000550202 Biography Reshelving -
Morgan Co PL - Waverly Branch B LEE (Text) 78551000550203 Biography Available -
Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library 741.5 RIE (Text) 70621000230949 Adult - New Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 921 LEE (Text) 70741000163417 Adult Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593135716
  • ISBN: 0593135717
  • Physical Description: 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-376) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture : what it takes -- Ambition and its discontents. Escape at any cost (To 1939) ; Means of ascent (1939-1945) ; Quiet desperation (1945-1961) -- Mister Marvel. What price victory? (1961-1966) ; Lonely at the top (1966-1972) ; Chafing in the C-suite (1972-1980) ; Lost in Hollywood (1980-1998) -- Get rich quick. The great experiment (1998-2001) ; Spotlight and shadow (2001-2017) ; Disintegration (2017-2018).
Summary, etc.:
"The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, an artist and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture at a steep personal cost. Stan Lee-born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922-is one of the most beloved and influential entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as editor in chief of Marvel Comics for three decades and, in that time, launched more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than anyone other than Walt Disney: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor...the list seems to never end. On top of that, his carnival-barker marketing prowess more or less single-handedly saved the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. Without him, the global entertainment industry would be wildly different-and a great deal poorer. But Lee's unprecedented career was also pitted with spectacular failures, controversy, and bitter disputes. Lee was dogged by accusations from his longtime collaborators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko over who really created Marvel's signature characters-icons for whom Lee had always been suspected of taking more than his due share of credit. A major business venture, Stan Lee Media, resulted in stock manipulation, bankruptcy, and criminal charges. And in his final years, after the death of his beloved wife, Joan, rumors swirled that Lee was a virtual prisoner in his own home, issuing cryptic video recordings as a battle to control his fortune and legacy ensued. Abraham Riesman is a veteran culture reporter who has conducted extensive new interviews and research, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee's life and work. Lee's most famous motto was: "With great power comes great responsibility." True Believer chronicles every triumph and every misstep of an extraordinary life, and leaves it to readers to decide whether Lee lived up to the responsibilities of his own talent"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lee, Stan, 1922-2018.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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