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True believer : the rise and fall of Stan Lee / Abraham Riesman.

Riesman, Abraham, (author.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Milton-Freewater Public Library. (Show)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"Stan Lee--born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922--is one of the most beloved and influential entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as editor in chief of Marvel Comics for three decades and, in that time, launched more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than anyone other than Walt Disney: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor...the list seems to never end. On top of that, his carnival-barker marketing prowess more or less single-handedly saved the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. Without him, the global entertainment industry would be wildly different-and a great deal poorer. But Lee's unprecedented career was also pitted with spectacular failures, controversy, and bitter disputes. Lee was dogged by accusations from his longtime collaborators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko over who really created Marvel's signature characters-icons for whom Lee had always been suspected of taking more than his due share of credit. A major business venture, Stan Lee Media, resulted in stock manipulation, bankruptcy, and criminal charges. And in his final years, after the death of his beloved wife, Joan, rumors swirled that Lee was a virtual prisoner in his own home, issuing cryptic video recordings as a battle to control his fortune and legacy ensued. Abraham Riesman is a veteran culture reporter who has conducted extensive new interviews and research, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee's life and work."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Milton-Freewater Public Library 921 Lee (Text) 37862000475640 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 04/08/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library 921 LEE 2021 (Text) 33892100726869 Adult New Books Book None 03/09/2021 Checked out 05/07/2021
Ontario Community Library 921 LEE (Text) 33330004569606 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 04/01/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593135716
  • ISBN: 0593135717
  • Physical Description: 394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-376) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture : what it takes -- Ambition and its discontents. Escape at any cost (To 1939) ; Means of ascent (1939-1945) ; Quiet desperation (1945-1961) -- Mister Marvel. What price victory? (1961-1966) ; Lonely at the top (1966-1972) ; Chafing in the C-suite (1972-1980) ; Lost in Hollywood (1980-1998) -- Get rich quick. The great experiment (1998-2001) ; Spotlight and shadow (2001-2017) ; Disintegration (2017-2018).
Summary, etc.:
"Stan Lee--born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922--is one of the most beloved and influential entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as editor in chief of Marvel Comics for three decades and, in that time, launched more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than anyone other than Walt Disney: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor...the list seems to never end. On top of that, his carnival-barker marketing prowess more or less single-handedly saved the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. Without him, the global entertainment industry would be wildly different-and a great deal poorer. But Lee's unprecedented career was also pitted with spectacular failures, controversy, and bitter disputes. Lee was dogged by accusations from his longtime collaborators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko over who really created Marvel's signature characters-icons for whom Lee had always been suspected of taking more than his due share of credit. A major business venture, Stan Lee Media, resulted in stock manipulation, bankruptcy, and criminal charges. And in his final years, after the death of his beloved wife, Joan, rumors swirled that Lee was a virtual prisoner in his own home, issuing cryptic video recordings as a battle to control his fortune and legacy ensued. Abraham Riesman is a veteran culture reporter who has conducted extensive new interviews and research, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee's life and work." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lee, Stan, 1922-2018.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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