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About Stan Lee
Stanley Martin Lieber (Manhattan, Nueva York; 28 de diciembre de 1922 - Los Ángeles, California; 12 de noviembre de 2018), más conocido como Stan Lee, fue un escritor y editor de cómics estadounidense, además de productor y ocasional actor de cine. Es principalmente conocido por haber creado personajes icónicos del mundo del cómic tales como Spiderman, Hulk, Ironman, los 4 Fantásticos, Thor, los Vengadores, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, X-Men y Bruja escarlata, entre otros muchos superhéroes, casi siempre acompañado de los dibujantes Steve Ditko y Jack Kirby. El trabajo de Stan Lee fue fundamental para expandir Marvel Comics, llevándola de ser una pequeña casa publicitaria a una gran corporación multimedia. Todavía hoy, los cómics de Marvel se distinguen por indicar siempre «Stan Lee presenta» en los rótulos de presentación. También tuvo un programa televisivo en History Channel en donde buscaba superhumanos "reales".
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Set in Stan Lee’s Alliances Universe, co-created by Lee, Luke Lieberman, and Ryan Silbert, and along with Edgar Award–nominated co-writer Kat Rosenfield, Stan Lee delivers a novel packed with the pulse-pounding, breakneck adventure and the sheer exuberant invention that have defined his career as the creative mastermind behind Marvel’s spectacular universe.
“Leave it to Stan Lee to save his very best for last. A Trick of Light is as heartfelt and emotional as it is original and exciting. What a movie this one will make.”—James Patterson
“For lovers of Stan Lee this is nothing short of a publishing event! (And, honestly, who the hell doesn’t love Stan Lee?) Beguiling, cinematic, operatic, A Trick of Light is a bracing espresso first thing in the morning and the thrum of a familiar love deep at night.”—Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and Lake Success
Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes and villains-from Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man to Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin-with an introduction by the legendary Stan Lee.
This is the "book that mankind has been hungering for," says American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer, Stan Lee, "a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed."
With this new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia, keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe. Updated and expanded, find out vital information and secret histories for more than 1,200 Marvel characters-from classics to brand new ones-while getting the lowdown on recent key events, including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown.
From iconic teams-such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy-to fan favorites-Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles-every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again.
© 2020 MARVEL
When a young Peter Parker is given the fantastic powers of an arachnid, he must also deal with the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. Check out these stories of spectacular web-slinging adventure from Spidey's very beginning, including the tragic origin that started it all, the first appearances of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro, and guest-star nods by the Fantastic Four and Human Torch.
Billed as “The Strangest Super-Heroes of All!,” the ever-uncanny X-Men blasted onto the comic-book scene in 1963. Now, in this massive Epic Collection, you can feast your eyes as Stan, Jack & Co. lay down the building blocks of comics’ most famous franchise! You’ll experience the beginning of Professor X’s teen team, and their mission for peace and brotherhood between man and mutant; their first battle with arch-foe Magneto; the dynamic debuts of Juggernaut, the Sentinels, Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants; and the Golden Age jungle man, Ka-Zar, reinvented for a new era! All this and more Epic X-Men adventures await within!
John Romita Sr. joins Stan Lee, elevating Spidey’s adventures to new heights — beginning with a Green Goblin epic that establishes him as Spider-Man’s most dangerous enemy! And then the Rhino, a bulldozer on two legs, threatens to make Spidey an endangered species. The action keeps pumping with Spidey’s first meeting with the Avengers, the Shocker, the return of the Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, an all-new Vulture and the first appearance of the Kingpin! But the true heart of the story is young Peter Parker finding his way in the world. He gains new independence as he gets his own pad with Harry Osborn, courts Gwen Stacy — and, in comics’ most unforgettable entrance, meets Miss Mary Jane Watson!
In 1962, in the pages of a comic book slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko gave birth to one of the most enduring icons in American popular culture: the Amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. The combination was pure magic. Now, you can leap into Spider-Man's web-slinging world from the very beginning, including the tragic origin that started it all; the first appearances of the Daily Bugle and J. Jonah Jameson; and the debut of classic villains including the Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, the Sandman, the Vulture and Electro!
* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work
When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper!
His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic!
In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages!
And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee!
It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!
Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created an unabashed cultural phenomenon in the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Their pitch-perfect blend of Peter Parker's everyday woes and Spider-Man's never-say-die adventures was something undeniably special. And after years of perfecting that formula, they unleashed the definitive Spider-Man masterpiece: the Master Planner saga! Putting Spider-Man through the most wrenching experience of his career, Lee and Ditko defined the spirit of a hero that has inspired millions. This Epic Collection has that complete story and so much more in store: the first appearance of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's high-school graduation and landmark battles with the Green Goblin — plus a spellbinding team-up with that other famous Lee/Ditko creation, Doctor Strange
As Spider-Man struggles to stop the crime spree of the Master Planner (secretly Dr. Octopus) and his men, he ends up buried under a collapsed water tower! See Spidey use his strength as never before to get free! Peter Parker tries balancing his new life at college and his Aunt May's ailing health! Ned Leeds wants to marry Betty Brant, but she's still got feelings for her old flame, Peter, who's too preoccupied to even notice his beautiful new classmate Gwen Stacy! Spidey tangles with old foes like Kraven the Hunter and the Molten Man, and new ones like the Looter, a Guy Named Joe, and Mendel Stromm! And when the Green Goblin attacks, he learns Spider-Man is Peter Parker, then reveals himself as Norman Osborn, father of Peter's classmate, Harry!
When The Gibbon teams up with the vengeful Kraven the Hunter—well, it’s enough excitement to give a hero an ulcer—and it does! Then, words between Peter’s lovely gal Gwen and Aunt May push his doting aunt out of his life and into the arms of—an octopus! Doc Ock returns to do in Spidey, but with Hammerhead, the only gangster with more steel in his dome than in his gun, waging a turf war to take over the city it’s open season on spiders! Always a man of the people, Spidey uncovers the machinations of a mayoral candidate who’s not quite what he seems. Let’s just say there’s no doubt Richard Raleigh put the “action” in political action, alright? And topping it off comes a knuckle-busting, knock-down, drag-out fight between Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk that’s one for the ages!