Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Alex Award Watch: Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible by Stan Lee

Our Alex Award Watch posts focus on highlighting books from the adult section that may appeal to older teens.

Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible by Stan Lee

Thor, Iron Man, Spiderman and Stanley Lieber, what do these names have in common? Lieber is the real name of Stan Lee, a man who grew up during the Great Depression and then went on have a hand in creating many of Marvel's greatest superheroes.

Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible charts his path from starting out as a story writer, through becoming a comics creator, to eventually becoming the publisher of these memorable characters. This comic books style autobiography shares all the inside secrets of the golden age of super hero cartoonists and how they came up with characters who are still showing up in movies, TV shows and of course comic books all these decades later.

 If you are someone who devours entire runs of Antman and Ms. Marvel, or you never miss an episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you will love all the insider info revealed in Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible.

More to read:

The Shadow Hero by Gene Leun Yang and Sonny Liew

Ms. Marvel (vol. 1) by: G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Adrian Alphona

Middle School Monday: "Ms. Marvel #2, Generation Why" writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artists, Jacob Wyatt (#6-7) & Adrian Alphona (#8-11)

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


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