Stan Lee: A Life in Comics

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Yale University Press
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6.1 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Liel Leibovitz is the author of A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen. He is a senior writer for Tablet magazine and a cohost of its popular podcast, Unorthodox. He lives in New York City.


"Fans of the legendary comic book writer and publisher will devour this expert mix of biography and literary analysis."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"An analysis that goes deeper than most into the metaphysical vision of comics pioneer Stan Lee. . . . Leibovitz brings to the project a deep love for--and knowledge of--the comic-book world that Lee created. . . . Another solid addition to the series in which the author brings the seriousness his subject deserves."--Kirkus Reviews
"Leibovitz is a master storyteller. . . . [His] characteristically creative take on Lee, it should come as no surprise, surpasses the usual biographical fare. . . . Brilliant."--Rabbi Stuart Halpern, Jewish Journal
"Liel Leibovitz's Stan Lee: A Life in Comics interprets Lee's and his collaborators' Marvel co-creations--such as the X-Men and Spider-Man--in a uniquely Jewish context, bringing fresh insights and added dimension to characters whose genius lies, in part, in their ability to credibly sustain such interpretations."--Danny Fingeroth, author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee
"From one of our most incisive Jewish cultural critics--someone who is equally at home in the history of Jewish thought and text and the pop culture world of the postwar period--this is a thoroughly entertaining, deeply intelligent, and highly thoughtful work."--Jeremy Dauber, author of Jewish Comedy: A Serious History