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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but not very detailed, 28 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Excelsior!: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee (Paperback)
This is a bright and breezy biog of probably the most well known name in comics, Stan Lee the man behind Marvel. Written in a humourous style, you can certainly hear the great man's voice leaping off the page, but what it has in humour and informality, it often lacks in detail. The early part deals with how Stan got into comics and this is the most fascinating, painting a vivid picture of New York in the 40s and 50s. What's needed more detail is the stories behind his fall outs with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko - anyone hoping for new revelations will be disappointed. The fall outs between these legends is dealt with in a paragraph or so.

Still the man himself has paid his dues and for the most part this is entertaining and an easy read - worthwhile picking up if you're a Marvel or comics fan in general but I feel Stan, the heroes he created and most importantly the people he created those heroes with deserve something better and meatier down the line.
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