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Marvel Visionaries: Stan Lee (Hardcover)
Published: January 26, 2005 Rating: ALL AGES
In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the House of Ideas proudly presents a timeless testament to another true Marvel visionary! In 1961, writer Stan Lee penned FANTASTIC FOUR #1, an historic ...
In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the House of Ideas proudly presents a timeless testament to another true Marvel visionary! In 1961, writer Stan Lee penned FANTASTIC FOUR #1, an historic issue unlike any comic book that had come before. This super-hero team had true personalities — they doubted their own abilities, battled problems of money and illness, and even fought among themselves. The monumental popularity of this realistic comic-book style inspired Lee to create similarly themed titles – including HULK, X-MEN and AVENGERS with artist Jack Kirby; and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN with artist Steve Ditko. By 1965, Lee had successfully established Marvel Comics as a cohesive universe populated by world-famous comic-book characters. Now, this deluxe keepsake edition collects his greatest moments — some never before reprinted:
• "Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge," CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #3, Stan's first story, a two-page text piece!
• "The Red Skull’s Deadly Revenge," CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #16, the defining Golden Age Red Skull story!
• "The Raving Madman," SUSPENSE #29, Stan's satire on Frederick Wertham and the comics witch-hunts of the '50s!
• "Where Walks the Ghost," AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #11, a short, twist-ending story by Lee and Ditko!
Plus: "Spider-Man," AMAZING FANTASY #15; "A Visit With the Fantastic Four," FANTASTIC FOUR #11; "How Stan and Steve Create Spider-Man," AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1; "In Mortal Combat with Sub-Mariner," DAREDEVIL #7; "Bedlam in the Baxter Building," FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3; "And Who Shall Mourn for Him?" SILVER SURFER #5; "Brother, Take My Hand," DAREDEVIL #47; "And Now, The Goblin," "In the Grip of the Goblin," "The Goblin’s Last Stand," AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #96-98; "No More the Thunder God," "When Gods Go Mad," "One God Must Fall," THOR #179-181; "While the World Spins Mad," MARVEL PREMIERE #3; and "The Cycle of Life," SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN SUPER-SPECIAL 1995!