Marvel Comics : The Untold Story (Paperback)

Author: Howe, Sean

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061992117
SKU 247624677
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061992119
Release Date 10/1/2013
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.5T
"...Howe paints an indelible portrait of the crass, juvenile, soulful business that captured the world's imagination."
"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."||||"
"...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."
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Editors Note ?Sean Howe?s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdoes changed the world?That it?s all true is just frosting on the cake.??Jonathan Lethem?Exhaustively researched and artfully assembled, this book is a historical exploration, a labor of love, and a living illustration of how the weirdest corners of the counterculture can sometimes become the culture-at-large.?? Chuck KlostermanIn the early 1960s, Marvel Comics introduced a series of bright-costumed superhero characters?including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and the Amazing Spider-Man?that would evolve into a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Over the last half-century, these characters have been passed along among generations of brilliant editors, artists, and writers who struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. Written by Sean Howe, former comic book reviewer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story is a gripping narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America?s history.
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