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Author Leibovitz, Liel, author.

Title Stan Lee : a life in comics / Liel Leibovitz.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    741.5092 Lee,S LEI    Available
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Description viii, 179 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
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Series Jewish lives
Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents So what's the risk? -- Stan Lee is God -- Getting in the way -- Playwright -- The world's greatest comic magazine! -- I don't need you! -- With great power -- We only fight in self-defense! -- Face front! -- My own power has never been fully tested! -- This long-awaited leap -- Part of a bigger universe.
Summary Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created-Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four-occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at the box office, and come as close as anything we have to a shared American mythology. This illuminating biography focuses as much on Lee's ideas as it does on his unlikely rise to stardom. It surveys his cultural and religious upbringing and draws surprising connections between celebrated comic book heroes and the ancient tales of the Bible, the Talmud, and Jewish mysticism. Was Spider-Man just a reincarnation of Cain? Is the Incredible Hulk simply Adam by another name? From close readings of Lee's work to little-known anecdotes from Marvel's history, the book paints a portrait of Lee that goes much deeper than one of his signature onscreen cameos.
Subject Lee, Stan, 1922-2018.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 0300230346 hardcover
9780300230345 hardcover

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