The Stan Lee Universe by Danny Fingeroth,Roy Thomas,Stan Lee

The Stan Lee Universe
ISBN 160549030X
  • Author:
    Danny Fingeroth,Roy Thomas,Stan Lee
  • Title:
    The Stan Lee Universe
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    History & Criticism
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    TwoMorrows Publishing; 2950th edition (December 6, 2011)
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Face front, true believers! The Stan Lee Universe is the ultimate repository of interviews with and mementos about Marvel Comics' fearless leader! From his Soapbox to the box office, the Smilin' One literally changed the face of comic books and pop culture, and this tome presents in his own words - and those of the illustrious folks he's worked with - the co-creation of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Silver Surfer, and so many other super-characters! Presented are numerous rare and unpublished interviews with Stan, discussing how he made Marvel Comics the household name it is today. Also featured are interviews with top luminaries of the comics industry, including John Romita Sr. & Jr., Tod McFarlane, Dennis O'Neil, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Al Jaffee, Larry Lieber, Jerry Robinson, and Michael Uslan discussing his vital importance to the field he helped shape. Plus, this book contains the essential-to-every-writer Stan Lee's Top Ten Tips for Writers! And as a bonus for this special edition, and direct from Stan's personal archives (housed at the University of Wyoming), you'll see rare photos, sample scripts and plots, personal correspondences, and other tidbits from the entire span of his career, some unseen for decades!

If you are into Stan Lee tivia then this is the book for you. If you are looking for information about his leadership at Marvel Comics during the 1960's when he created the Marvel editing and writing collaboration style that he is so well know for...etc ) there are other better books.
The presentation here rambles and is confusing at times as to when an article begins and ends. I'm thinking that this may be the intended effect, to make it feel as if you are sifting through Stan's personal files. It appears to me that the authors dug pretty deep to find all of the minutia presented here. It also feels as if I've read a lot of this information previously in other publications.
While in recent years Stan Lee books have become a cottage industry, THE STAN LEE UNIVERSE delivers the most intensive look at "The Man" to date. From rare and unpublished interviews with Lee, plus historical items pulled from Lee's archives, the book tackles the mystery that is Stan from a newer, more comprehensive perspective. Of particular interest are previously unpublished comics scripts and screenplays by Lee, as well as interesting correspondence with the likes of Will Eisner and Richard Corben re projects that were never to be.

Editors, and well-respected pros, Danny Fingeroth and Roy Thomas have done an excellent job in making this fine book happen.