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Amazing Fantastic Incredible by Stan Lee
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2016, graphic-novel-comics, history

Stan Lee's autobiography, in graphic novel form. It was so engaging, high energy and absolutely a delight to read. The art was perfectly suited, covering his youth, adulthood and many of the characters he worked with. There was never a lot of detail, but I enjoyed the bits we heard--like how he preferred alliterative names to make them easier to remember (Bruce Banner) and then forgot Bruce's name and called him Bob Banner, and then randomly decided to fix it by naming him Robert Bruce Banner. Always wondered where that came from. Or creating Tony as a way to make people love the very type of person hippies hated.

I take a fair amount of this with a grain of salt, of course. Like his spreads about the artists just suddenly up and leaving with absolutely no warning, and they never told him why, but he maaaaaaaaybe thinks it was because they didn't get enough credit for their work. Yeah. Maybe. He definitely makes himself out to be an angel in all of this, which is hilarious. Angels don't become famous enough to be Stan Lee. I did find it fascinating how he'd write summaries, artists would draw everything, and he'd add dialogue based on what they drew--such an interesting way to work, and the artists absolutely needed way more recognition than they got.

MCU wise, loved the touch of Chris and Scarlett, and how Stan loves Shield and Agent Carter. And disses Netflix's Daredevil because of the costume, which he finds ridiculous (it advertises his big secret, that he is blind). All in all, a very fun read.

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Reading Progress

February 7, 2016 – Started Reading
February 7, 2016 – Finished Reading
February 11, 2016 – Shelved
February 11, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
February 11, 2016 – Shelved as: graphic-novel-comics
February 11, 2016 – Shelved as: history

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