*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Title: Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
Author: Stan Lee, Peter David, Colleen Doran
Publication Date: October 2015
Stan Lee fans with absolutely fall in love with this beautiful new memoir. It’s a fully coloured look back on what made the man who helped to create one of the most prolific writers/creators on the North American comic scene. If there’s any one thing to be said about this memoir, it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s spans Stan Lee’s life from childhood until present, explaining to the read the highlights of this man’s incredibly successful life. These pages show how Marvel came into existence and touches on the creation of the many superheroes that we all know and love. If you’ve never read the stories of Spiderman or the Fantastic Four, you’ve at least heard of them. The recent boom in superhero movies speaks to how important these stories have become in our lives in the last 50+ years. Stan Lee entered the scene at the right time, coming into an emerging industry that he helped to form and shape.
It’s a fun and informative story about a man who is incredibly interesting. My only criticism is that this book really is Stan Lee’s way of tooting his own horn. I was a little sick of being reminded that he is most wonderful by the end. This book is really anything but humble. But other than that, it’s a really interesting look into a fascinating life. It’s a great look into the life of a man who shaped the comic industry that we come today.