Marvel Visionaries HC Stan Lee
Written by STAN LEE; Penciled by STEVE DITKO, JACK KIRBY JOHN ROMITA SR. & MORE. In celebration of its 65th anniversary, the House of Ideas proudly presents a timeless testament to another true Marvel visionary! In 1961, writer Stan Lee penned FANTASTIC FOUR #1, an historic issue unlike any comic book that had come before. This super-hero team had true personalities - they doubted their own abilities, battled problems of money and illness, and even fought among themselves. The monumental popularity of this realistic comic-book style inspired Lee to create similarly themed titles - including HULK, X-MEN and AVENGERS with artist Jack Kirby; and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN with artist Steve Ditko. By 1965, Lee had successfully established Marvel Comics as a cohesive universe populated by world-famous comic-book characters. Now, this deluxe keepsake edition collects his greatest moments - some never before reprinted: 'Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge,' CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #3, Stan's first story, a two-page text piece! 'The Red Skull's Deadly Revenge,' CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #16, the defining Golden Age Red Skull story! 'The Raving Madman,' SUSPENSE #29, Stan's satire on Frederick Wertham and the comics witch-hunts of the '50s! 'Where Walks the Ghost,' AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #11, a shor, twist-ending story by Lee and Ditko! Plus: 'Spider-Man,' AMAZING FANTASY #15; 'A Visit With the Fantastic Four,' FANTASTIC FOUR #11; 'How Stan and Steve Create Spider-Man,' AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1; 'In Mortal Combat with Sub-Mariner,' DAREDEVIL #7; 'Bedlam in the Baxter Building,' FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3; 'And Who Shall Mourn for Him?' SILVER SURFER #5; 'Brother, Take My Hand,' DAREDEVIL #47; 'And Now, The Goblin,' 'In the Grip of the Goblin,' 'The Goblin's Last Stand,' AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #96-98; 'No More the Thunder God,' 'When Gods Go Mad,' 'One God Must Fall,' THOR #179-181; 'While the World Spins Mad,' MARVEL PREMIERE #3; and 'The Cycle of Life,' SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN SUPER-SPECIAL 1995! 336 PGS./All Ages.