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    DescriptionIn 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, the Avengers, the X-Men. Over the course of half a 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.For the first time, Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes, including Martin Goodman, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and generations of editors, artists, and writers who struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and--over matters of credit and control--one another. Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations, lifelong friendships, action-packed fistfights, and third-act betrayals--a narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop-cultural entities in America's history.

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    Marvel Comics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sean Howe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061992117
    ISBN 10: 0061992119

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    LC classification: PN6725 .H69 2013
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    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Sean Howe is the editor of Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers!: Writers on Comics. He is a former editor and critic at Entertainment Weekly, and his writing has appeared in New York, the Los Angeles Times, Spin, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, and The Economist. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    Review quote
    "It's about time somebody wrote "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story," and it looks like Sean Howe was the right guy for the job. Howe's clear-eyed history. . . is as full of colorful characters, tragic reversals and unlikely plot twists as any book in the Marvel canon."--"Newsday"