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The Resource True believer : the rise and fall of Stan Lee, Abraham Riesman

True believer : the rise and fall of Stan Lee, Abraham Riesman

Label
True believer : the rise and fall of Stan Lee
Title
True believer
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Stan Lee
Statement of responsibility
Abraham Riesman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, an artist and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture at a steep personal cost. Stan Lee-born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922-is one of the most beloved and influential entertainers to emerge from the twentieth century. He served as editor in chief of Marvel Comics for three decades and, in that time, launched more pieces of internationally recognizable intellectual property than anyone other than Walt Disney: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor...the list seems to never end. On top of that, his carnival-barker marketing prowess more or less single-handedly saved the comic-book industry and superhero fiction. Without him, the global entertainment industry would be wildly different-and a great deal poorer. But Lee's unprecedented career was also pitted with spectacular failures, controversy, and bitter disputes. Lee was dogged by accusations from his longtime collaborators Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko over who really created Marvel's signature characters-icons for whom Lee had always been suspected of taking more than his due share of credit. A major business venture, Stan Lee Media, resulted in stock manipulation, bankruptcy, and criminal charges. And in his final years, after the death of his beloved wife, Joan, rumors swirled that Lee was a virtual prisoner in his own home, issuing cryptic video recordings as a battle to control his fortune and legacy ensued. Abraham Riesman is a veteran culture reporter who has conducted extensive new interviews and research, turning up never-before-published revelations about Lee's life and work. Lee's most famous motto was: "With great power comes great responsibility." True Believer chronicles every triumph and every misstep of an extraordinary life, and leaves it to readers to decide whether Lee lived up to the responsibilities of his own talent"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10925844
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riesman, Abraham
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6727.L39
LC item number
Z89 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Stan
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoonists
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the rise and fall of Stan Lee
Label
True believer : the rise and fall of Stan Lee, Abraham Riesman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture : what it takes -- Ambition and its discontents. Escape at any cost (To 1939) ; Means of ascent (1939-1945) ; Quiet desperation (1945-1961) -- Mister Marvel. What price victory? (1961-1966) ; Lonely at the top (1966-1972) ; Chafing in the C-suite (1972-1980) ; Lost in Hollywood (1980-1998) -- Get rich quick. The great experiment (1998-2001) ; Spotlight and shadow (2001-2017) ; Disintegration (2017-2018)
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593135716
Lccn
2020016622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits, and photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1153337602
  • (OCoLC)on1153337602
  • 667205
Label
True believer : the rise and fall of Stan Lee, Abraham Riesman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture : what it takes -- Ambition and its discontents. Escape at any cost (To 1939) ; Means of ascent (1939-1945) ; Quiet desperation (1945-1961) -- Mister Marvel. What price victory? (1961-1966) ; Lonely at the top (1966-1972) ; Chafing in the C-suite (1972-1980) ; Lost in Hollywood (1980-1998) -- Get rich quick. The great experiment (1998-2001) ; Spotlight and shadow (2001-2017) ; Disintegration (2017-2018)
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
394 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780593135716
Lccn
2020016622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits, and photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1153337602
  • (OCoLC)on1153337602
  • 667205

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