Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir Audiobook, by Stan Lee Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Colleen Doran, Peter David, Stan Lee Narrator: Peter Riegert Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442392519

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In this memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.

Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century.

Stan Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s, to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.

Funny, moving, and incredibly honest, this beautiful memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

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  • “With much hilarity and charm, he [relates] his life story…from his sixty-plus-year marriage to the Marvel glory years when he co-created Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the Hulk to his ambassadorial work for Marvel on college campuses and in Hollywood…The book includes many of the same anecdotes as the 2010 Lee documentary film With Great Power and adds others, such as the time he met Paul McCartney and the time George W. Bush didn’t kiss him….This is a lovable account of a lovable character.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Narrator Peter Reigert had a lot to live up to in being Marvel Comics honcho Stan Lee’s alter ego in his memoir about his life in comics. Even with an introduction by Lee himself for comparison, Reigart does an ‘amazing, fantastic, incredible’ job bottling Lee’s enthusiasm and tendency to speak in superlatives…The audiobook offers a peek into the bizarre world of comic creators and the even stranger life of one of the industry’s most important voices. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Lee offers fans a graphic autobiography in his inimitably jaunty style…The author’s influence on the comics industry cannot be overstated…for being the driving force behind connecting those characters to an audience hungry for flawed human heroes…A worthwhile primer for adoring acolytes.”

    - Kirkus Reviews


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide.

About the Narrator

Peter Riegert is an actor, screenwriter, and film director who is best known for his roles in the films Animal House and The Mask; he also played the role of New Jersey State Assemblyman Ronald Zellman in the HBO original series The Sopranos.