Marvel Comics: The Untold Story


Product Information

Feature

HarperTorch

Product Description

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.

Technical Details
Binding
Hardcover
Number of Pages
496
Product group
Book
Brand
imusti
Label
Harper
Edition
1st
Publisher
Harper
Publication date
October 9, 2012
Release date
October 9, 2012
Author
Sean Howe
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780061992100
ISBN-10
9780061992100
Item Dimensions L x W x H
6 x 1.49 x 9 inches
Item Weight
1.59 pounds
MPN
597965
Model
FBA-|324310
Manufacturer
Harper
Studio
Harper



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