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Comic book king Stan Lee comes up with unique graphic memoir

Press Trust Of India

First published: May 30, 2015, 1:41 PM IST | Updated: May 30, 2015
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Comic book king Stan Lee comes up with unique graphic memoir
Lee helped spawn some of the world's most popular comic book heroes - The Amazing Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and many more.

Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee will tell the story of his extraordinary life with the same inimitable energy and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics – in a unique graphic format.

To be published by Simon & Schuster, "Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir" will hit bookstores on October 6.

From the very beginning, working with the great Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, to creating Spider-Man with Steve Ditko, to his most recent cameo in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," fans will read about every aspect of Lee's remarkable career.

"Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir" will be illustrated by celebrated comic book artist Colleen Doran, whom Lee handpicked for this one-of-a-kind project.

Lee helped spawn some of the world's most popular comic book heroes - The Amazing Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and many more. A simultaneous audio edition will be published by Simon & Schuster Audio besides a deluxe slipcase edition.

"As Marvel just celebrated its 75th anniversary, I thought maybe it's time for a look at my life in the one form it has never been depicted, as a comic book... or if you prefer, a graphic memoir," says Lee.

"It strikes me as a horrendous oversight that I haven't done it before! If I didn't know everything about my life already, I'd envy your voyage of discovery," he says.

Lee began his career with wartime Timely Comics and staying the course throughout the Atlas era, he made comic book history with Fantastic Four #1, harbinger of a bold new perspective in story writing that endures to this day.

With some of the industry's greatest artists, he introduced hero after hero in Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men, and more, forming a shared universe for rival publishers to measure themselves against.

After nearly a lifetime of writing and editing, Lee is now involved in an array of new projects with his company POW! Entertainment.

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