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    Free download Marvel Comics The Untold Story Sean Howe À 9 Review Download ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub À Sean Howe DepressingShort shriftFascinatingDepressing to see just how much Stan Lee and many others did some grand over fucking of the painfully naive creators in whose backs this company was built Short shrift as in a great many sub stories just beg to be told but only get a passing reference amidst all the musical chairs of the corporatemanagement foolishnessFascinating imagining what it would've been like to be part of a rag tag group of folks j

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Read ☆ Marvel Comics The Untold Story ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub An unvarnished unauthorized behind the scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary AmericaOperating out of a tiny office on Madison Avenue in 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 Captain America the Incredible Hulk the Avengers Iron Man Thor the X Men Daredevil these superheroes uickly won children's hearts and sparked the imaginations of pop artists public intellectuals and campus radicals Over the course of a half century Marvel's epic universe would become the most elaborate fictional narrative in history and serve as a modern American mythology for millions of readersThroughout this. Marvel Comics The Untold Story is the story of Marvel Comics from its beginnings in the late thirties until fairly recently with all the highs and lows in betweenConfession Time For most of my life I ve been a comic book fan I ve got around 2000 of them in boxes in my nerd cave and have numerous super hero shirts Marvel Comics The Untold Story was a very gripping read for me I read the sanitized version of some of the events in Marvel Five Fabulous Decades of the World s Greatest Comics but I wasn t completely prepared for some of the things I learnedThe story starts with Martin Goodman cashing in on the comic book craze but really gets interesting when he hires his nephew a kid named Stan Lee to do some editing Once Joe Simon and Jack Kirby create Captain America things kick into high gear until the 50 s when Seduction of the Innocent nearly kills the industry Things circle the drain until a fateful golf game with the head of DC comics prompts Goodman to order Lee to create a team of superheroes The Fantastic Four is created and the Marvel Age of comics kicks into full swingThe book covers a lot of behind the scenes info like creators getting fucked out of royalties and original art Anyone who s into comics has probably heard about that The things I didn t know about like a bunch of guys being into drugs DC and Marvel negotiating for Marvel to license some DC characters and what a tyrant Jim Shooter was were much interesting It must have been maddening to work with Shooter after Secret WarsWhile it might be boring for some I found the inner workings of Marvel when it was being bought and sold several times in rapid succession to be fascinating In a lot of ways it reminded me of The Death of WCW How could people be handed the golden ticket only to wipe their asses with itJim Shooter seemed like a dictator but I think Tom DeFalco s throw everything against the wall and see what sticks strategy played a bigger part to the near death experience the comics industry suffered in the 90 s Also Stan Lee seems even like a hack and a tool than he did before I read the book Speaking of the 1990s Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefield come off as huge pieces of crap I think we re all uite lucky Marvel survived the black hole of the 1990 s comic market It s crazy to think how many half brain dead tyrants Marvel had at the helm before uesada and Palmiotti finally turned things around For a lifelong comic nerd this book was one hell of a read 4 out of 5 stars

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Read ☆ Marvel Comics The Untold Story ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Lisher who forayed into comics after a get rich uick tip in 1939; Stan Lee the energetic editor who would shepherd the company through thick and thin for decades; and Jack Kirby the World War II veteran who'd co created Captain America in 1940 and twenty years later developed with Lee the bulk of the company's maruee characters in a three year frenzy of creativity that would be the grounds for future legal battles and endless debatesDrawing on than one hundred original interviews with Marvel insiders then and now Marvel Comics is a story of fertile imaginations lifelong friendships action packed fistfights reformed criminals unlikely alliances and third act betrayals a narrative of one of the most extraordinary beloved and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America's histor. In Marvel Comics The Untold Story author Sean Howe conducted over 100 interviews with employees past and present in an effort to present a comprehensive history of the comics giantHowe takes the reader through the company s early years in the 40s and 50s before the explosion of popularity they would see in the 1960s From there things take a downturn in the 70s as the whole comic industry sees a dip in popularity With the 80s we get visionaries like Frank Miller who take Marvel s heroes into gritty territory before the commercial boom of the early 90s While the company hovers close to bankruptcy in the late 90s the course is corrected as the company soars into massive success before being sold to Disney for 4 billion in 2009One thing this book certainly did was challenge my opinion of Stan Lee I m not denying his talent and contributions to the industry and pop culture in general but I believe he got far too much credit for what he did at least in terms of being a writer During his time as editor and head writer he created what became known as The Marvel Method With this style Stan would meet with an artist and present him with a summary of what he wanted to happen in the story The artist would then leave and draw the entire comic leaving the dialogue for Stan to complete when finished While this was hugely successful for Marvel it left Stan with the sole writing credit which really isn t fair Simply filling in speech balloons should hardly count as being the lone writer especially when Stan had only presented the artist with an idea of a plot and for that artist to then fully realize and flesh out the storyThat alone wouldn t be so bad if you didn t also throw in the lack of royalties Sure ideas and plots are nice but they re nothing without the hard work of the artist If you created a character while working for Marvel they would retain complete creative control of the work after you left They d even sneak in fine print on your paychecks that by signing for the cheue you would be handing over completed ownership to Marvel After that they were free to then take your creation and license it to the moon with toys clothing movies and other merchandise while you would never see a dime This is a constant point of contention that is brought up again and again in the book with good reason It s the main reason that artist Jack Kirby and Stan Lee never truly reconciled after their falling out in their early daysWhile some people saw it as cheapening the art form excessive licensing was probably for the best especially when they entered into the 1970s and the comics industry as a whole took a dip in popularity Howe explains how with television in a mix of both live action and cartoons allowed the characters to become part of the cultural zeitgeist I bet in its wildest dreams Marvel could not have predicted the success they would have with the MCU Marvel Cinematic Universe all those years later especially considering those film flops from their early yearsIn the 80s Howe discusses the popularity boom spearheaded in style by Frank Miller s run on Daredevil as well as Marvel head honcho Jim Shooter s penchant for cross over and event series Who could blame Shooter though lots of people apparently He was approached by Mattel to put together a story that would help them sell toys The first time around is all right even if the story is lacking but to keep repeating this over and over so often you run the risk of drying out the well which when the 90s came around actually happened when they put excessive profits over the importance of creative ualityMarvel Comics The Untold Story is the true definition of a deep dive into a subject Almost everything you could ever want to know about the publishing and entertainment juggernaut is contained between the covers here While I did find a lot of the talk about numbers and sales a tad dull at times it makes up for it with the constant infighting and internal politics

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Read ☆ Marvel Comics The Untold Story ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Decades long journey to becoming a multibillion dollar enterprise Marvel's identity has continually shifted careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations Hollywood failures and the collapse of the comic book market its characters have been passed along among generations of editors artists and writers also known as the celebrated Marvel Bullpen Entrusted to carry on tradition Marvel's contributors impoverished child prodigies hallucinating peaceniks and mercenary careerists among them struggled with commercial mandates a fickle audience and over matters of credit and control one anotherFor the first time Marvel Comics reveals the outsized personalities behind the scenes including Martin Goodman the self made pub. I read the heck out of this book but having read it I feel the need to rantUntil Howe s book I never had issues with Stan Lee beyond his irritating cameos in Marvel films and his tug of war with Jack Kirby Even if half of what s in the book is true Lee is by turns a relentless huckster a boo hoo victim a master manipulator and a kind of unappreciated naif who always wanted to write poetry and novels and shit like that but never got the chance Now I m amazed that so many people buy into his cult of personality I ll gladly pay the Man respect for his contributions to the Marvel universe but when he claims sole credit for these creations the respect diminishes greatlyI ve noticed that some reviews remark on Howe s choice to write less about relatively recent developments at Marvel I don t have a problem with that Consider that most of the people working for Marvel ten years ago are still working for Marvel and probably don t want to talk trash There s also the lack of historical perspective Wait another 25 years and see what happens

  • Hardcover
  • 485
  • Marvel Comics The Untold Story
  • Sean Howe
  • English
  • 21 April 2018
  • 9780061992100