Marvel Comics The Untold Story (Hardcover)
|Author: Sean Howe|
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|The Marvel characters have been passed along among generations of brilliant editors, artists, and writers who struggled with commercialism and a fickle audience. Written by Howe, former comic book reviewer and editor at "Entertainment Weekly," here is a gripping narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America''s history.|
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Interweaving history, anecdotes and analysis, with more than 100 original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, this never-before-told chronicle reveals how Marvel, which introduced brightly costumed caped crusaders in the 1960s, became one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America. 35,000 first printing.
"...Howe paints an indelible portrait of the crass, juvenile, soulful business that captured the world's imagination." 08/12/2012 "It's about time somebody wrote MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY, and it looks like Sean Howe was the right guy for the job. Howe's clear-eyed history of the heavyweight comic-book publisher is as full of colorful characters, tragic reversals and unlikely plot twists as any book in the Marvel canon....Howe's exhaustive muckraking lays to rest myths on both sides of the company-vs.-creator debate....[T]he book is filled with fond remembrances and thrilling tales of people who deserve a truthful accounting of their actions -- right, wrong and in between."||||" - Sam Thielman 10/14/2012 "...Howe's tome is a superpowered must-read for anyone hooked on comics, as well as a gripping story for someone merely enlightened by a genre that's always had to fight for respect. In the end, it's much more about ordinary, flawed humans than super men and women, and therein lies its excellence." - Brian Truitt 10/14/2012