Stan Lee to publish memoir -- in graphic novel form
Stan Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk -- heck, practically the whole Marvel universe -- has been working on a book about his life. Touchstone plans to publish Lee’s “Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir” on Oct. 6.
Lee, now 92, has been busy attending Marvel movie premieres and working on new projects. He collaborated with comic book artist Colleen Doran and writer Peter David on the book.
“As Marvel just celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary, I thought maybe it’s time for a look at my life in the one form it has never been depicted, as a comicbook ... or if you prefer, a graphic memoir,” Lee said in a statement. “It strikes me as a horrendous oversight that I haven’t done it before! If I didn’t know everything about my life already, I’d envy your voyage of discovery!”
In his long career, Lee has seen comics go from throwaway kids’ stuff to the center of our entertainment culture. He started out working for the legendary Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, rising to become lead writer and editor in chief at Marvel Comics in the 1960s and ‘70s
Asked by ABC News about the current popularity of superheroes, Lee said, “I have to pinch myself all the time to make sure I’m not imagining it.”
“To write something and then talk to people who care about what you’ve written is a wonderful feeling,” he continued. “I can’t even express how grateful I am to be in the position where I can meet fans, who enjoy the work I do”
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