Stan Lee Universe HC (2011) comic books
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1st printing. Edited by Roy Thomas and Danny Fingeroth. Face Front, True Believers! The Stan Lee Universe is the ultimate repository of interviews with and mementos about Marvel Comics' fearless founder! From his "Soapbox" to the box-office, the Smilin' One literally changed the face of comic books and pop culture, and this tome presents numerous rare and unpublished interviews with Stan, plus interviews with top luminaries of the comics industry, including John Romita Sr. & Jr., Todd McFarlane, Roy Thomas, Dennis O'Neil, Gene Colan, Al Jaffee, Larry Lieber, Jerry Robinson, and Michael Uslan, discussing his vital importance to the field he helped shape. And as a bonus, direct from Stan's personal archives, you'll see rare photos, sample scripts and plots, and many other unseen items, such as: personal correspondence between Stan and such prominent figures as: James Cameron, Oliver Stone, Ray Bradbury, Denis Kitchen, Alain Resnais and (Sinatra lyricist and pal) Sammy Cahn! Transcripts of 1960s radio interviews with Stan during the early Marvel era (one co-featuring Jack Kirby, and one with Stan debating Dr. Fredric Wertham's partner in psychological innovation and hating comics)! Rarely seen art by legends including Kirby, Romita Sr. and Joe Maneely! Plot, script, and balloon placements from the 1978 Silver Surfer graphic novel, including comprehensive notes from Lee and Kirby about the story. Notes by Richard Corben and Will Eisner for Marvel projects that never came to be! Pages from a Silver Surfer screenplay done by Stan for Roger Corman! Notes and thumbnail sketches by John Buscema from How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way, and more! So get a jump-start on the celebration of Marvel's 50th anniversary, and let this incredible book take you on a guided tour of The Stan Lee Universe! Excelsior! Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 192 pages, PC/PB&W. NOTE: This Hardcover edition features a deluxe dust jacket plus 16 extra full-color pages of rare Archive Material not found in the Softcover! Cover price $39.95.