Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

October 1, 2013|
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
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The defining, behind-the-scenes chronicle of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and dominant pop cultural entities in America’s history -- Marvel Comics – and the outsized personalities who made Marvel including Martin Goodman, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby.  

“Sean Howe’s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdoes changed the world…That it’s all true is just frosting on the cake.”  —Jonathan Lethem

For the first time, Marvel Comics tells the stories of the men who made Marvel: Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939, Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades and Jack Kirby, the WWII veteran who would co-create Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company’s marquee characters in a three-year frenzy. Incorporating more than one hundred original interviews with those who worked behind the scenes at Marvel over a seventy-year-span, Marvel Comics packs anecdotes and analysis into a gripping narrative of how a small group of people on the cusp of failure created one of the most enduring pop cultural forces in contemporary America.

Sean Howe is the editor ofGive Our Regards to the Atomsmashers!: Writers on Comicsand the Deep Focus series of film books. He is a former editor and critic atEntertainment Weekly, and his writing has appeared inNew York,The Los Angeles Times,Slate,Spin, andThe Village Voice. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
Product dimensions:496 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.24 in
Shipping dimensions:496 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.24 in
Published:October 1, 2013
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061992117

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