St. Martin’s Press will release A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee, a comprehensive biography by Danny Fingeroth, on November 5. Fingeroth was a writer and editor at Marvel Comics who worked with Stan Lee for over four decades, and now as a comics historian, he has integrated his perspective as a comics insider into the book.
Fingeroth’s biography of Stan Lee attempts to answer several questions about the controversial aspects of his career, such as whether he was the greatest innovator in comics history or simply lucky to have Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko as creative partners The work takes an in-depth look at the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of Lee’s career, from the origins of “Stan the Man” to his many cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee features exclusive interviews with Lee, his colleagues, relatives, and friends, and information drawn from Fingeroth’s unique access to Lee’s personal archives at the University of Wyoming. This 400-page biography comes in hardcover and will retail for €29.99.
An academic biography of Lee was released in 2017, before his death, by cultural historian Bob Batchelor