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Marvel Visionaries: Stan Lee (Marvel Visionaries)

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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 foug ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 26th 2005 by Marvel Comics Group (first published 2005)
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Jordan
Feb 29, 2008 Jordan rated it really liked it
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This is a pretty stellar collection. Rather than being a "greatest hits" package full of first appearances and all the classic issues you'd expect, it instead focuses on Stan's true genius: social awareness. The toll of war. The threats posed by censorship. The struggle of minorities. The dangers of drugs. Stan and the early Marvel bullpen had their fingers on the pulse of young America. Stories like the Silver Surfer's doomed friendship with an African-American man (black guys can be scientists ...more
Josh
May 21, 2008 Josh rated it it was amazing
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The beauty of this book is that the only really well-known story included here is Amazing Fantasy #15, probably Stan Lee's most classic story. There's no Fantastic Four #1, no Hulk #1, just a bunch of great stuff. There's a three-part Thor story where Loki switches their bodies, a couple of cool Daredevil stories, the Spider-Man drug saga from the 70s, some early sci-fi stories, and a Dr. Strange story that strangely ends on a cliffhanger. I only wish there was a couple of Stan's Captain America ...more
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Dec 28, 2012 William J. Meyer rated it it was amazing
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The included stories are all classics. Of particular note is the wonderful "Brother, Take My Hand!" wherein Daredevil befriends a blind veteran.
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) is an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex,
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