MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY

By: HOWE, SEAN

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Harper Perennial 10/1/2013. New paperback.


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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.

Title: MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY

Author Name: HOWE, SEAN

Categories: Business/Finance, Graphic Novels,

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 2013

ISBN Number: 0061992119

ISBN Number 13: 9780061992117

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: .

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 9780061992117N