Описание: Shows how Marvel`s identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. The author also introduces the men behind the magic, including self-made publisher Martin Goodman, energetic editor Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby, the WWII veteran and co-creator of many of the company`s marquee characters.
Название: Marvel Comics: The Untold Story ISBN: 0061992119 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061992117 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 1741 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Operating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in the early 1960s, a struggling company called Marvel Comics presented a cast of brightly costumed characters distinguished by smart banter and compellingly human flaws. Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil - these superheroes quickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists, public intellectuals, and campus radicals. Over the course of a half century, Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers-also known as the celebrated Marvel Bullpen. Entrusted to carry on tradition, Marvel's contributors-impoverished child prodigies, hallucinating peaceniks, and mercenary careerists among them-struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, the self-made publisher who forayed into comics after a get-rich-quick tip in 1939; Stan Lee, the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby, the World War II veteran who'd co-created Captain America in 1940 and, twenty years later, developed with Lee the bulk of the company's marquee characters in a three-year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debates. Drawing on more than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now, Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, reformed criminals, unlikely alliances, and third-act betrayals - a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's history.
Автор: Sanderson, Peter Название: Marvel comic`s guide to new york city ISBN: 1416531416 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781416531418 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Рейтинг: Цена: 1645 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: See New York City in a whole new light - as the centre of the Marvel Universe - with this fun, informative, useful guide to your heroes` favourite haunts and hangouts.
Автор: Lee, Stan Название: How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way ISBN: 0671530771 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780671530778 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Рейтинг: Цена: 1741 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: One of the first and still one of the best, Stan Lee s "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" has been the primary resource for any and all who want to master the art of illustrating comic books and graphic novels. Stan Lee, the Mighty Man from Marvel, and John Buscema, active and adventuresome artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, the Mighty Thor and Spider-Man, have collaborated on this comics compendium: an encyclopedia of information for creating your own superhero comic strips. Using artwork from Marvel comics as primary examples, Buscema graphically illustrates the hitherto mysterious methods of comic art. Stan Lee s pithy prose gives able assistance and advice to the apprentice artist. Bursting with Buscema s magnificent illustrations and Lee s laudable word-magic, "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" belongs in the library of everyone who has ever wanted to illustrate his or her own comic strip."
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