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Later developed with Lee the bulk of the companys maruee characters in a three year frenzy Incorporatingthan one hundred original interviews with those who worked behind the scenes at Marvel over a seventy year spanMarvel Comicspacks anecdotes and analysis into a gripping narrative of how a small group of people on the cusp of failure created one of the mostenduring pop cultural forces in contemporary Americ Got this off before Xmas and read it in one sitting almostIf you re on Facebook I highly recommend author Sean Howe s dedicated page on this book as it contains an awful lot of visual information sadly not present in this fine volume Jack Kirby s 1958 future cityscape illustration on this FB page is astonishing Moebius whoAnyhoo as an elderly fanboy myself I m well aware of the history of Marvel Comics even in Scotland we ve heard the alleged tale of a certain Marvel artist who beat up a fellow artist mate of his who wouldn t hand over the money he d made for filling in a couple of issues said artist couldn t make the deadline on but it s good to have this oral history of Marvel Comics all confirmed in print or lessFor younger comic book fans this book is a terrific read and I highly recommend it I d certainly never heard of David Bowie s ex wife Angie having such a particular interestinvolvement in the Black Widow character so that piece of trivia alone made it worth purchasingAuthor Howe s analysis of Marvel s editorial philosophy is spot on ditto for same regarding the subtext found in Editor in chief Jim Shooter s own writing on the Avengers for example not to mention the business related ups downs over the decades no wonder Stan Lee mostly sat that stuff outSince this book is only available via Forbidden Planet and or the odd charity shop you ll not find it in any high street bookstoresA worthy purchase indeed Effendi Engendering Song up a fellow artist mate of his who wouldn t hand over the money he d made for filling in a couple of issues said artist couldn t make the deadline on but it s good to have this oral history of Marvel Comics all confirmed in print or lessFor younger comic book fans this book is a terrific read and I highly recommend it I d certainly never heard of David Bowie s ex wife Angie having such a particular interestinvolvement in the Black Widow character so that piece of trivia alone made it worth purchasingAuthor Howe s analysis of Marvel s editorial philosophy is spot on ditto for same regarding the subtext found in Editor in chief Jim Shooter s own writing on the Avengers for example not to mention the business related Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide ups downs over the decades no wonder Stan Lee mostly sat that stuff outSince this book is only available via Forbidden Planet and or the odd charity shop you ll not find it in any high street bookstoresA worthy purchase indeed Effendi

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At its all true is just frosting on the cake Jonathan LethemFor the first timeMarvel Comicstells the stories of the men who made Marvel Martin Goodman the self made publisher who forayed into comics after a get rich uick tip inStan Lee the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades and Jack Kirby the WWII veteran who would co create Captain America in and twenty years The one book that has destroyed my childhood reminiscing brilliant read but behind the pages of stories are fantastic tales of wonder my jaw dropped at certain parts certain creators hanging around new York dropping acid and writing of the experiences and laugh out loud at others Stan lees wig so much to read with uotes given sources I m on my 3rd reread and still finding things I ve missed I m gonna download the narration next I ve not looked at a marvel comic the same since reading this but I m rereading some that are mentioned by issue number and seeing them in the context this marvelous book mentioned

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The defining behind the scenes chronicle of one of the most extraordinary beloved and dominant pop cultural entities in Americas history Marvel Comics and the outsized personalities who made Marvel including Martin Goodman Stan Lee and Jack KirbySean Howes history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story that of how a bunch of weirdoes changed the worldTh I will preface this by saying I started reading comics in the 70 s The good things about this book was reading about the artists writers and editors that were there at the beginning of Marvel all the way through when this book was written I also enjoyed finding out how titles were put together each month the give and take of creating story arcs how pressed for time they were to get each issue out and how usually the writer and artist didn t really talk to each other about the plot of the books I also enjoyed reading about people who were only names on the comics I read years ago The negative for me that the whole book only concentrated on the bad things done by Marvel the company and various people that worked there There had to be a lot of positive things throughout that time as well Plus throughout the book the author continued to use pretentious words and phrases that distracted from the narrative as if he were trying to impress readers with his vocabulary All in all a book I m glad I read as I learned a lot about the people and the industry but it could have been better


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9 thoughts on “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

  1. says:

    At first I was a little skeptical about the subtitle of Sean Howe’s 2012 book Marvel Comics The Untold Story I grew up reading Marvel Comics and have read other books on the company’s history After finishing Howe’s version however I’m happy to report that his investigative journalism into Marvel’s past is uite impressive and the boo

  2. says:

    I will preface this by saying I started reading comics in the 70's The good things about this book was reading about the

  3. says:

    Sean Howe's Marvel Comics The Untold Story begins with a uick account of Timely and Atlas Comics before turning

  4. says:

    This is an amazing collection of information The Business of the comics we all know and love sometimes juxtaposed with the creation and creat

  5. says:

    As a Marvel fan from the mid 1960's onwards I thought I knew a fair bit about the writers and artists and the arguments that led to several renowned departures especially in the earlier phase those of Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and the creative differences they had with Stan Lee as to who actually created major characters There was so much intrigue behind the scenes thoughThis 400 plus page book adds lots meat

  6. says:

    The one book that has destroyed my childhood reminiscing brilliant read but behind the pages of stories are fantastic tales of wonder my jaw dropped at certain parts certain creators hanging around new York dro

  7. says:

    This is a very good account of what was going on behind the scenes at Marvel Comics during the 1980s I was fascinated by this because I worked at the UK office of Marvel during that same period and made the pilgrimage to Marvel US around 1982 But as a casual visitor I had no idea what was going on with the editors on a day to day b

  8. says:

    Genius If you have any interest at all in the creative or business end of the comic book industry over the past fifty years then you need to read this book The general Marvel narrative is well known desperate publisher allows experimentation genius artist and wisecracking huckster create a new paradigm the Sixties pop art revolut

  9. says:

    Got this off before Xmas and read it in one sitting almostIf you're on Facebook I highly recommend author Sean Howe's dedicated page on this book as it contains an awful lot of visual information sadly not present in this fine volume Jack Kirby's 1958 future cityscape illustration on this FB page is astonishing;

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