Comic book and Marvel movie fans rejoice! A definitive biography of Stan Lee, particularly his Marvel years, is here! Stan Lee, creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and Iron Man truly led A Marvelous Life.
Beginning with his poverty-stricken childhood and ending with the lawsuits for elder abuse still waiting to be heard in the courts after his November 2018 death, this book tells the full tale of Stan’s life. And what a life! Stan began his career in comics as a person getting coffee for his cousin’s staff at Timely Imprint, the publisher of Marvel Comics #1 and Captain America Comics #1. Eventually, he would be the face of Marvel Comics and even Marvel movies through his cameos within each of them.
If you love comics or the Marvel Universe of movies and television, A Marvelous Life is a marvelous book for you to read. Many details are mentioned that were not in Stan’s previous autobiography, Excelsior! 4 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Sorry, but your statement perpetuates a sad falsehood: Stan was a great editor in chief, promoter of Marvel, its comics, and writers and artists, and a fine humorist… but he did NOT create anything by his lonesome; nothing! At best, he co-created. Please… don’t perpetuate this falsehood.
You make a good point held by many in the comics field. The point is addressed in the book as well.