Best Selling Books by Stan Lee

Stan Lee is the author of Excelsior! (2002), Stan Lee's How to Write Comics (2011), Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics (2010), Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes (2013) and other 196 books.

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Excelsior!

release date: May 28, 2002
Excelsior!
In a remarkable autobiography, the creator of Marvel Comics describes his youth in the Bronx, his early years publishing comic books during World War II, the rise of the Marvel empire, and his creation of such legendary superheroes as the X-Men, Spider Man, the Incredible Hulk, and other popular icons. Simultaneous.

Stan Lee's How to Write Comics

release date: Oct 11, 2011
Stan Lee's How to Write Comics
Comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe, has set about to teach everything he knows about writing and creating comic book characters. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to write their own comic book stories, complete with easy to understand instruction, tips of the trade, and invaluable advice even for more advance writers. From the secrets to creating concepts, plots, to writing the script, the man with no peer — Stan Lee—is your guide to the world of writing and creating comics.

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics

release date: Nov 16, 2010
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics
In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for: * Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons * Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper! His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great. He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic! In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages! And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools. Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee! It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!

Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes

release date: Jul 09, 2013
Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes
The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait -- these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows readers everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts, and more! These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work.

The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1

release date: Jun 21, 2022
The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1
In 1962, in the pages of a series slated for cancellation, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created one of the most enduring icons in American popular media: the amazing Spider-Man! Turning the concept of a super hero on its head, they imbued the young, guilt-ridden Peter Parker with the fantastic powers of an arachnid and the fantastic pressures of an everyday teenager. The combination was pure magic. In 40 issues of web-slinging, wisecracking wonderment, Lee and Ditko built the foundation for decades of Spidey spectaculars: girl trouble, bill trouble, bully trouble, the Daily Bugle, and a cast of friends, family and foes unlike any other! Now, experience the entire Lee/Ditko Spider-Man run in one gorgeous volume! COLLECTING: Amazing Fantasy (1961) 15, Amazing Spider-Man (1963) 1-38, Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) 1-2, Strange Tales Annual (1962) 2, Fantastic Four Annual (1963) 1

Stan Lee's Master Class

release date: Nov 26, 2019
Stan Lee's Master Class
From the co-creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and some of the most popular comic book characters of all time comes an in-depth comics drawing instruction book revealing the tools, styles, and techniques of today's top comics artists. Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, Stan Lee's Master Class is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today's modern comic book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels. Advance praise for Stan Lee’s Master Class “Stan Lee dedicated his life to perfecting the art and craft of comic book storytelling. Stan Lee’s Master Class distills his decades of experience into practical and clearly explained lessons to help you make the best comics you can. It’s like having Stan looking over your shoulder.”—Danny Fingeroth, longtime colleague of Stan Lee, and author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee

Stan Lee's Alexa

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Stan Lee's Alexa
Alexa Moran somehow opens up an interdimensional portal that allows a pair of twenty-foot giants to visit New York City, but now she cannot remember how she did it, or from where her power might come.

The Alien Factor

release date: Jan 07, 2010
The Alien Factor
The year is 1942. The German war machine rolls across Europe, crushing everything in its path. America has only recently entered the war, and the price paid by its allies is already high. The war could drag on for years, could go either way...until the day a strange metallic craft crashes behind enemy lines, bringing with it secrets of world-shattering consequence. The Nazis are quick to capture the spacecraft and its unearthly occupants, anxious to make use of interstellar devices that could allow them to accomplish their goal of annihilating their enemies. Realizing what might happen should the Nazis master the alien technology and subjugate its owners, the Allies send in a suicide squad -- a group snidely referred to as "Logan's Losers" -- to rescue the aliens and their secrets...or destroy them before the enemy can. Logan's mission is complicated, however, when Russia learns of the aliens and sends its own agent into the heart of Occupied France. A rogue Russian warrior...a traitor among Logan's invasion force...aliens who may be friend or foe...all driven to a fortress controlled by an implacable enemy. Stan Lee's debut work resonates with the pulse-pounding plotting of the mind behind Sgt. Fury, and dozens of other heroes!

The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence

release date: Jan 27, 2015
The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
Stan Lee presents a brand new, magical, super-powered adventure! When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He'll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.

Captain America

release date: Jun 14, 2022
Captain America
The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy. A Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition Collects Captain America Comics #1 (1941); the Captain America stories from Tales of Suspense #59, #63-68, #75-81, #92-95, #110-113 (1964-1969); “Captain America…Commie Smasher” from Captain America #78 (1954). It is impossible to imagine American popular culture without Marvel Comics. For decades, Marvel has published groundbreaking visual narratives that sustain attention on multiple levels: as metaphors for the experience of difference and otherness; as meditations on the fluid nature of identity; and as high-water marks in the artistic tradition of American cartooning, to name a few. Drawing upon multiple comic book series, this collection includes Captain America’s very first appearances from 1941 alongside key examples of his first solo stories of the 1960s, in which Steve Rogers, the newly resurrected hero of World War II, searches to find his place in a new and unfamiliar world. As the contents reveal, the transformations of this American icon thus mark parallel transformations in the nation itself. A foreword by Gene Luen Yang and scholarly introductions and apparatus by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of Captain America and classic Marvel comics. The Deluxe Hardcover edition features gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges, special endpapers with artwork spotlighting series villains, and full-color art throughout.

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

release date: Sep 14, 1984
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way
Illustrates hitherto mysterious methods of comic art using as examples such Mighty Marvel heroes as Thor, The Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and The Hulk

Marvel Masterworks Presents The Amazing Spider-man: reprinting The amazing Spider-man, nos. 1-10 & Amazing fantasy, no. 15

release date: Jan 01, 1997

Black Panther

release date: Jun 14, 2022
Black Panther
The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy. A Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition Collects Fantastic Four #52-53 (1966); Jungle Action #6-21 (1973-1976). It is impossible to imagine American popular culture without Marvel Comics. For decades, Marvel has published groundbreaking visual narratives that sustain attention on multiple levels: as metaphors for the experience of difference and otherness; as meditations on the fluid nature of identity; and as high-water marks in the artistic tradition of American cartooning, to name a few. The Black Panther is not just a super hero; as King T’Challa, he is also the monarch of the hidden African nation of Wakanda. Combining the strength and stealth of his namesake with a creative scientific intelligence, the Black Panther is an icon of Afro-futurist fantasy. This new anthology includes the Black Panther’s 1966 origin tale and the entirety of the critically acclaimed “Panther’s Rage” storyline from his 1970s solo series. A foreword by Nnedi Okorafor, a scholarly introduction and apparatus by Qiana J. Whitted, and a general series introduction by Ben Saunders offer further insight into the enduring significance of Black Panther and classic Marvel comics. The Deluxe Hardcover edition features gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges, special endpapers with artwork spotlighting series villains, and full-color art throughout.

Stan Lee's Mighty 7 #01

Stan Lee's Mighty 7 #01
"How it all Began!" Stan Lee Comics presents “MIGHTY 7," a sensational new superhero property from the creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and more!! When a crew of sinister, alien prisoners and their jailers are blasted across the galaxy, their ship lands smack dab in front of legendary comic book creator Stan “the man" Lee! What does this alien arrival mean for planet Earth?! Reality meets fantasy as the "Mighty 7" journey begins!

Son of Origins of Marvel Comics

Son of Origins of Marvel Comics
Describes the beginnings of and reprints comic-strip episodes about The X-Men, Iron Man, The Golden Avenger, the original Avengers, Nick Fury, The Watcher, and other heroes

The Man Called Electro!

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Man Called Electro!
This graphic novel presents how Spider-Man tries to prevent a major bank robbery, as "Electro" tries to get some cash for himself.

Stan Lee's Traveler

release date: Jan 22, 2014
Stan Lee's Traveler
Stan Lee, the greatest innovator of the comic book industry, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics. In THE TRAVELER, Stan teams up with critically-acclaimed writer Mark Waid (IRREDEEMABLE, KINGDOM COME) and fan-favorite artist Chad Hardin (AGE OF HEROES, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) to bring you a man out of time! Volume 2 continues to explore the mysterious hero known only as The Traveler as he battles the forces of evil in a time-bending thriller that finds all of history and the future hanging in the balance!

Avengers Masterworks Vol. 1

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Avengers Masterworks Vol. 1
Gathering together to face the evil Loki, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and the Mighty Thor formed the improbable core of the ever-changing super-team. And from the ice of the northern Atlantic, Captain America returned from the frozen depths that the Avengers truly took form. Illustrated by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, and written by Stan "The Man" Lee, you'll find the first appearances of Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man, the Space Phantom and Baron Zemo, the debut of the Masters of Evil and the Hulk's departure from the team, and subsequent battle with the Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers. Collecting Avengers (1963) #1-10.

Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition

release date: Apr 02, 2019
Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition
Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless heroes and villains-from Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man to Thanos, Loki, and Kingpin-with an introduction by the legendary Stan Lee. This is the "book that mankind has been hungering for," says American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer, Stan Lee, "a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed." With this new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia, keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe. Updated and expanded, find out vital information and secret histories for more than 1,200 Marvel characters-from classics to brand new ones-while getting the lowdown on recent key events, including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams-such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy-to fan favorites-Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl and the Exiles-every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again. © 2020 MARVEL

Marvel Visionaries

release date: Jun 26, 2019
Marvel Visionaries
Collects Fantastic Four (1961) #11 and Annual #3; Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #96-98 and Annual #5; Daredevil (1964) #7 and #47; Silver Surfer (1968) #5; Thor (1966) #179-181; Marvel Premiere #3 and material from Captain America Comics #3 and #16, Suspense #28, Amazing Adult Fantasy #11, Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15 and Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special. Celebrate the career of a true Marvel Visionary! In the days before World War II, a teenager named Stanley Lieber ran errands in the Timely Comics offices. Soon, “Stan Lee” published his first story — and before long, he was running the show! In the 1960s, Lee and Jack Kirby transformed super hero comics with the Fantastic Four — whose success sparked a line of smash hits that created the Marvel Universe! Presented here are some of the greatest stories written by “The Man,” from rarely seen tales from Lee’s earliest days to unforgettable adventures starring his most iconic co-creations with Kirby, Steve Ditko and others — including the FF, Spider-Man, Thor, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange and Daredevil!

Duel with Daredevil!

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Duel with Daredevil!
Spider-Man finds himself in a battle with the Ringmaster under the big top.

Spider-Man Versus Doctor Octopus

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Spider-Man Versus Doctor Octopus
Revisit the very first meeting of Spidey and Doc Ock in this new ALL AGES series.

The Stan Lee Universe

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Stan Lee Universe
Stan Lee is the co-creator of some of the most significant popular culture characters in existence: the characters of the Marvel Comics Group. This is a collection of items by, with, and about Lee, and ranging from the 1950s to the present.

Stan Lee's Starborn

release date: Jan 22, 2014
Stan Lee's Starborn
Stan Lee, the great innovator of the entertainment industry, teams up with BOOM! Studios to deliver a brand new line of superhero comics. In STARBORN, Stan Lee teams up with critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE, CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE) and fan-favorite artist Khary Randolph (SPIDER-MAN, TEEN TITANS GO!) to present the story of a man not of this world! Benjamin Warner is a failed fantasy novelist, always dreaming of far off worlds and exciting adventures. But when a familiar face reenters his life, and devastating trouble follows, Benjamin learns his rejected stories weren't fiction but memories of his home planet! Benjamin's forgotten past comes crashing down around him as he finds himself at the center of a galactic war and is forced to face the truth that he is... not of this world!

Stan Lee Presents Spider-Man Carnage

release date: Jan 01, 1993

Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe Book One

release date: Jan 01, 2020
Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe Book One
A new collection of the 2001 event in which Stan Lee reinvented DC's greatest heroes. Back in print following the comic book legend's passing in 2018. Stan Lee, the writer who co-created Marvel's greatest super heroes, reimagines DC's greatest heroes. Collects Just Imagine Stan Lee with Dave Gibbons Creating Green Lantern #1, Just Imagine Stan Lee with Jerry Ordway Creating JLA #1, Just Imagine Stan Lee with Jim Lee Creating Wonder Woman #1, Just Imagine Stan Lee with Joe Kubert Creating Batman #1, Just Imagine Stan Lee with John Buscema Creating Superman #1 and Just Imagine Stan Lee with Kevin Maguire Creating Flash #1

A Trick Of Light

release date: Sep 17, 2019
A Trick Of Light
From Stan Lee, the pop culture legend behind Marvel’s The Avengers™, Black Panther™, X-Men™, Spider-Man™, The Fantastic Four™, and Iron Man™, comes a major literary event featuring two heroic teenagers—one born with extraordinary gifts, one unwillingly transformed. Together they can change the world . . . or put it in the destructive hands of a danger beyond imagination. Set in Stan Lee’s Alliances Universe, co-created by Lee, Luke Lieberman, and Ryan Silbert, and along with Edgar Award–nominated co-writer Kat Rosenfield, Stan Lee delivers a novel packed with the pulse-pounding, breakneck adventure and the sheer exuberant invention that have defined his career as the creative mastermind behind Marvel’s spectacular universe. “Leave it to Stan Lee to save his very best for last. A Trick of Light is as heartfelt and emotional as it is original and exciting. What a movie this one will make.”—James Patterson “For lovers of Stan Lee this is nothing short of a publishing event! (And, honestly, who the hell doesn’t love Stan Lee?) Beguiling, cinematic, operatic, A Trick of Light is a bracing espresso first thing in the morning and the thrum of a familiar love deep at night.”—Gary Shteyngart, author of Absurdistan and Lake Success

Stan Lee Presents Spider-Man in Fear Itself

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Stan Lee Presents Spider-Man in Fear Itself
"The Cassidy Crystals were developed to benefit mankind. But something went wrong. Terribly wrong. Instead of curing irrational fears, the crystals induce them...with deadly results! Now, the crystals have fallen into the clutches of a mysterious madwoman, the Baroness, who has dark secrets that go back to the beginning of the Marvel Universe! The Baroness is determined to let loose the crystals' deadly vapors on the unsuspecting world at large in order to take it over! An the only thing standing in her way is the amazing Spider-Man and Marve's latest adventuring sensation, Silver Sable. But will their combined might be enough against the Baroness and her lethal forces - especially the deadly invisible warrior, the White Ninja?! Join Spider-Man as he learns that the one true thing to fear is...fear itself."--Cover.

S.H.I.E.L.D. by Lee & Kirby

release date: Sep 30, 2015
S.H.I.E.L.D. by Lee & Kirby
Celebrating S.H.I.E.L.D.'s 50th anniversary, Marvel proudly presents the very first S.H.I.E.L.D. adventures! Having revolutionized everything from super heroes to war and Westerns, in 1965 Stan Lee & Jack Kirby set their sights on the spy game. Cold War covert ops had been dominating headlines, so they created an international organization to protect the Marvel Universe. Headed by Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. featured amazing gadgets, world-dominating villains and the debut of the awesome Helicarrier! Collecting: Strange Tales (1951) #135-150, Fantastic Four (1961) #21, Tales of Suspense (1959) #78.

The A-Z Of Marvel Monsters

release date: Jul 19, 2017
The A-Z Of Marvel Monsters
Collects material from Tales to Astonish (1959) #15, 16, 22; Tales of Suspense #13, 18, 23; Journey into Mystery (1952) #57, 62 & Kirby Monster variant covers. Learn your ABCs the Jack Kirby way with his most monstrous creations! From the legendary behemoths that stalked a world before super heroes, to the titans that terrorized the Marvel Universe, 26 of Kirby's most memorable monsters have been rounded up in alphabetical order - from the Awesome Android to Zetora! And in between, fan-favorites like Devil Dinosaur, Fin Fang Foom, Groot, Mangog and Xemnu! They all star in awesome comic cover tributes from stellar talents including Arthur Adams, Mike Allred, Chris Bachalo, John Cassaday, Chris Samnee and Walter Simonson! Plus original Kirby-drawn tales to astonish featuring the likes of the Blip, Elektro, Kraa and Thorr! Education has never been more fun!

Just Imagine Stan Lee's Batman

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Just Imagine Stan Lee's Batman
Comics legend Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man and the X-Men, offers his own interpretations of DC's finest super-heroes' origins. We meet Wayne Williams, an African American man framed for robbery. Consumed with thoughts of revenge against those who framed him, Wayne is freed from prison with a powerful physique and a bold new purpose.

Stan Lee's How to Write Comics!

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Stan Lee's How to Write Comics!
A comic-book legend explains how to write the stories and dialog for exciting and engaging comic books. Simultaneous.

Amazing Fantastic Incredible

release date: Jan 08, 2019
Amazing Fantastic Incredible
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic 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 was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and 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 and twenty-first centuries. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—discover the true story behind the man, written 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 cinematic resurgence, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

Stan Lee Presents The Amazing Spider-man

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