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Stan Lee

Synonymous with Marvel comics (and their films due to his various, hilarious cameos), Stanley Martin Lieber - known as Stan Lee - was born on 28 December, 1922. Growing up in the Great Depression, Stan dreamt of one day writing the Great American Novel and worked as a writer and illustrator in the army during the Second World War.

Working with talented artists including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan Lee created the likes of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor and the X-Men during his writing career with Marvel. His first co-creation was the Destroyer in 1941 and this was followed by many other including The Fantastic Four in 1961. Lauded for his storytelling which brought important real-life issues into comic books (many by way of metaphors), he created characters that have become cultural icons. Stan has been married to his Joan B. Lee since 1947.


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Stan Lee Books

  • Amazing Fantastic Incredible

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: BUPDH
    Paperback
    In this gorgeously illustrated, full-colour graphic memoir, Stan Lee - comic book legend and co-creator 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 was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and 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 possessed previously unseen psychological complexity - added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good v evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and, in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir - illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran - discover the true story behind the man, written 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 cinematic resurgence, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.
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  • Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: BWKVY
    Hardback
    "[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" - Stan Lee. Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man and villains like Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin. Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with the new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia, featuring an introduction by Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee. Updated and expanded, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy to fan favourites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.
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  • Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Captain Marvel

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: BUIVI
    Paperback
    Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Captain Marvel collects some of the best Captain Marvel stories together in one handy edition. Celebrate the release of the film Captain Marvel by immersing yourself in the high-flying adventures of pilot Carol Danvers.
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  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: AUNGT
    Hardback
    New artists offer a new look, but the wall-crawling adventure is as exciting as ever! Doctor Octopus and Aunt May a couple? Not if Peter Parker can help it! Mary Jane s stage debut may be spoiled by the mystery man known as The Assassin! As the campaign for president heats up, millionaire Thurston Thruwell shows us where creatures roam, while Spidey invades Latveria just in time for Dr. Doom and his captured spaceship to show the world where monsters dwell! And that s just to start! Edited by Bruce Canwell, this book includes more than 700 sequential comics the complete run from January 1981 through December 1982!"
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  • Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: AGVEQ
    Paperback
    This is the third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait - these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows readers everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts, and more! These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work.
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  • Stan Lee's How to Write Comics

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: ACQUV
    Paperback
    From comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and characters such as Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, comes the ultimate how-to book for aspiring comic book writers. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to write their own comic book stories, complete with easy-to-understand instruction, tips of the trade and invaluable advice for even more advanced writers. From the secrets to creating concepts, plots, to writing the script, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is your guide to the world of writing and creating comics.
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  • How to Draw Comics the "Marvel" Way

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: ABWFU
    Paperback
    Stan Lee, the founding father of Marvel Comics, and John Buscema, artist of the classic Silver Surfer series, give professional advice and instruction for budding comics artists. Learn how to draw the Marvel way, courtesy of this lavishly illustrated, step-by-step guide to all facets of the process.
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  • Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: ABWFT
    Paperback
    This book covers producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art. From comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and characters such as Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, comes this ultimate how-to book for aspiring comic book artists. In Stan Lee's "How to Draw Comics", the author sets out to teach everything he knows about writing, drawing and creating comic book characters. The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles, such as romance, humour, horror and the widely influential manga style. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.
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