Culturally speaking, there has never been a better time for comic books and comic book fans. And, undoubtedly, the now-Disney-owned Marvel Comics is at the top of the heap. Of course, none of that would have been possible without the work of one man: Stan Lee. And now you can learn everything there is to know about this real-life comic book hero in the pages of this Taschen-produced book, The Stan Lee Story.
Befitting a man of such legendary stature, this book includes a gargantuan collection of photographs, artwork, letters, and more — over 1,000, all told, from Stan and Joan Lee’s personal archives — beautifully reproduced true-to-size across its pages (there are even pages in the back dedicated to his movie cameos). From his childhood, growing up in Depression-era New York to his creation of a pantheon of pop culture icons and present position as Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, this book tells the story of Mr. Lee’s life in intimate detail unheard of anywhere else. And, as if that isn’t enough, the limited edition run of 1,000 numbered copies is even signed by “The Man” himself. Available in November of this year, The Stan Lee Story will sell for $1,500 a pop. Excelsior!