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(W) Bob Batchelor

From the mean streets of Depression-era New York City to recipient of the National Medal of Arts, STAN LEE's life has been almost as remarkable as the thrilling adventures he spun for decades. In STAN LEE: The Man behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor offers an eye-opening look at this iconic visionary, a man who created (with talented artists) many of history's most legendary characters. In this energetic and entertaining biography, Batchelor explores how Lee capitalized on natural talent and hard work to become the editor of Marvel Comics as a teenager. Batchelor examines many of Lee's most beloved works, including the 1960s comics that transformed Marvel from a second-rate company to a legendary publisher.

AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE MARVELOUS MEMOIR TP

(W) STAN LEE (A) Colleen Doran (CA) Colleen Doran

In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, STAN LEE -- comic book legend and co-creator 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.

CAPTAIN MARVEL TP STARFORCE

(W) STAN LEE (A) Jack Kirby (CA) Steve Epting

They're set to wow you in theaters, but who are the Kree warriors known as Starforce? Get to know Captain Marvel and her spacefaring allies with these classic adventures! Ronan the Accuser makes first contact between the Kree and Earth - and he may be judge, jury and executioner for the Fantastic Four! Kree scientist Dr. Minerva targets Avengers sidekick Rick Jones for abduction! Carol Danvers takes on her first costumed identity as Ms. Marvel! Captain Atlas confronts cosmic protector Quasar, Korath the Pursuer clashes with Captain America, and the Starforce battles the Avengers! Finally, Carol and Cap face Bron Char of the Kree Lunatic Legion! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #65, MS. MARVEL (1977) #1, CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #52, QUASAR #9, AVENGERS (1963) #346, CAPTAIN AMERICA (1998) #8, material from CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #399 and more. Rated T

FANTASTIC FOUR TP #2

MR AND MRS GRIMM

(W) Dan Slott (A) Aaron Kuder (CA) Carlos Pacheco

It's the wedding that's been years in the making - and you're all invited! Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters say "I do!" No bait. No switch. Not a hoax. Not a dream. And we swear, not a single Skrull! This is really happening! From the book that brought you the first, best and longest running super hero marriage in comics, we give you...the wedding of the Thing and Alicia! And don't forget the bachelor and bachelorette parties! Plus, the happy couple's classic first meeting, as only STAN LEE and Jack Kirby could tell it! When the Puppet Master uses his niece to exact revenge on the Fantastic Four, he unwittingly sets her on a romantic collision course with one of his greatest enemies! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (2018) #5, FANTASTIC FOUR: WEDDING SPECIAL (2018) #1 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #8. Rated T

FANTASTIC FOUR TP BEHOLD GALACTUS

(W) STAN LEE (A) Jack Kirby (CA) Alex Ross

The Fantastic Four take on Galactus in a quartet of action-packed epics! First, STAN LEE and Jack Kirby introduce the World-Eater and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told! Next, Stan and Jack bring big G back - but what does he want this time? The answer lies in a dangerous and deadly shrunken realm! John Buscema's powerful pencils illustrate the arrival of new herald Gabriel the Air-Walker, signaling doom for the human race! Then, John Byrne takes over as Terrax leads the Devourer back to Earth - and the entire Marvel Universe pitches in to help the FF save the planet from becoming his next meal! With classic art by top-flight creators, Galactus has never looked this good! COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #48-50, #120-123, #242-244 Rated T

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(W) Pierre Comtois (A) Various (CA) Na

The third volume in Pierre Comtois' heralded series covers Marvel's final historical phase, when the movement begun by STAN LEE, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko moved into a darker 1980s era that has yet to run its course. Covers comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern's Avengers and Spider-Man, dark heroes like Wolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail, and often irreverent manner, readers have come to expect from the previous 1960s and 1970s volumes.

MARVEL MASTERS OF SUSPENSE LEE & DITKO OMNIBUS HC #1

(W) STAN LEE (A) Steve Ditko (CA) Steve Ditko

Before STAN LEE and Steve Ditko revolutionized comics heroes with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, they applied their incomparable storytelling to taut suspense thrillers! Chilling stories cast with nervous-eyed dreamers and sweaty-palmed schemers, none of whom make it out without getting theirs. These parables of wrenching psychological tension, crafted by two of comics' most creative minds, will leave you curled up and screaming for more! Marvel is honored to collect Lee and Ditko's complete Silver Age stories of suspense in two beautifully restored Omnibus volumes - from Ditko's very first Marvel work in 1956 to his last five-page masterpiece! Collecting material from JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #33, #38 and #50-73; STRANGE TALES (1951) #46, #50 and #67-91; TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #1-26; TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #1-15 and #17-24; STRANGE WORLDS #1-5; WORLD OF FANTASY #16-19; AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) #1-6; JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS #45 and #51; MYSTERY TALES #40, #45 and #47; TWO-GUN WESTERN (1956) #4; WORLD OF SUSPENSE #2; MARVEL TALES (1949) #147; SPELLBOUND (1952) #29; STRANGE TALES OF THE UNUSUAL #5; ASTONISHING #53; WORLD OF MYSTERY #3 and #6; BATTLE #63; and GUNSMOKE WESTERN #66. All Ages

SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME PRELUDE TP

(W) STAN LEE (A) John RomitaSr

Get ready for this summer's Spider-Man: Far From Home with this adaptation of the smash-hit Spider-Man: Homecoming! Peter Parker has already fought a Civil War alongside the Avengers, but now he faces his biggest challenge: high school! Having the proportionate strength and agility of a spider doesn't help Peter fit in - but when a piece of alien Chitauri technology falls into the wrong hands, his abilities just may be the only thing standing between New York City and annihilation! Well, that and the expert tutelage of one Tony Stark, A.K.A. Iron Man! Plus: Revisit a few classic tales with Peter Parker's first international trip to London, a quintessential encounter with Mysterio, and Spider-Man and Nick Fury's death-defying European adventure! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME PRELUDE #1-2, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #95 and #311 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2015) #9-10. Rated T

SPIDER-MAN TP SINISTER SIX

(W) STAN LEE (A) Steve Ditko (CA) Erik Larsen

With six, you get chaos! While still in high school, the Amazing Spider-Man faced one of his most chilling challenges when a sextet of his most nerve-racking nemeses formed a cabal of crime: the Sinister Six! Already tough enough individually, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, the Sandman, the Vulture, Electro and Kraven gave Spidey a run for his money that he never forgot! Now, years later, Doc Ock has reunited the team for his most remarkable racket yet, and time has made them deadlier than ever - even as it's made Spider-Man's life more complicated! With the Hobgoblin joining their villainous ranks, can Spidey teach the Six a lesson, or will they school him instead? Guest-starring the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and more! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #334-339 and ANNUAL #1. Rated T