Stan Lee s How to Draw Comics

Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780307786487
Release Date: 2011-10-12
Genre: Art

In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for: * Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons * Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper! His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great. He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic! In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages! And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools. Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee! It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Stan Lee s How to Draw Superheroes

Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823098460
Release Date: 2013-07-09
Genre: Art

The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait -- these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows readers everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts, and more! These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work.

Stan Lee s How to Write Comics

Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823000869
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Comics icon Stan Lee, creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe, has set about to teach everything he knows about writing and creating comic book characters. In these pages, aspiring comics writers will learn everything they need to know about how to write their own comic book stories, complete with easy to understand instruction, tips of the trade, and invaluable advice even for more advance writers. From the secrets to creating concepts, plots, to writing the script, the man with no peer — Stan Lee—is your guide to the world of writing and creating comics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Amazing Fantastic Incredible

Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501107726
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.

What is a Superhero

Author: Robin S. Rosenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199795277
Release Date: 2013-09-19
Genre: Medical

What is a superhero? Everyone knows, right? And yet everyone seems to have a different answer. In this innovative collection of essays, renowned psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from a variety of viewpoints. With essays from scholars and commentaries by the writers and creators themselves, What is a Superhero? is the first volume to provide a true synthesis and reflection of the state of superheroes in our society today.

Stan Lee s Amazing Marvel Universe

Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402742258
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Describes the comics produced by Marvel in which Stan Lee was involved, from Captain America in 1941 to Spiderman/Kingpin in 1997, also relating the history of Marvel, and the comics industry in general, during this period.


Author: Stan Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743228008
Release Date: 2002-05-28
Genre: Art

In a remarkable autobiography, the creator of Marvel Comics describes his youth in the Bronx, his early years publishing comic books during World War II, the rise of the Marvel empire, and his creation of such legendary superheroes as the X-Men, Spider Man, the Incredible Hulk, and other popular icons. Simultaneous.


Author: Doug Moench
Publisher: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 9781302480080
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Collects Marvel Premiere #38; material from Marvel Super Action (1976) #1, Marvel Fanfare (1982) #24-26, A Marvel Super Special #11-13, Epic Illustrated #9, 11-13.

Stan Lee

Author: Bob Batchelor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442277823
Release Date: 2017-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Amazing Spider-Man. The Incredible Hulk. The Invincible Iron Man. These are just a few of the iconic superheroes to emerge from the mind of Stan Lee. From the mean streets of Depression-era New York City to recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Lee’s life has been almost as remarkable as the thrilling adventures he spun for decades. From millions of comic books fans of the 1960s through billions of moviegoers around the globe, Stan Lee has touched more people than almost any person in the history of popular culture. In Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor offers an eye-opening look at this iconic visionary, a man who created (with talented artists) many of history’s most legendary characters. In this energetic and entertaining biography, Batchelor explores how Lee capitalized on natural talent and hard work to become the editor of Marvel Comics as a teenager. After toiling in the industry for decades, Lee threw caution to the wind and went for broke, co-creating the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and others in a creative flurry that revolutionized comic books for generations of readers. Marvel superheroes became a central part of pop culture, from collecting comics to innovative merchandising, from superhero action figures to the ever-present Spider-Man lunchbox. Batchelor examines many of Lee’s most beloved works, including the 1960s comics that transformed Marvel from a second-rate company to a legendary publisher. This book reveals the risks Lee took to bring the characters to life and Lee’s tireless efforts to make comic books and superheroes part of mainstream culture for more than fifty years. Stan Lee: The Man behind Marvel not only reveals why Lee developed into such a central figure in American entertainment history, but brings to life the cultural significance of comic books and how the superhero genre reflects ideas central to the American experience. Candid, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, this is a biography of a man who dreamed of one day writing the Great American Novel, but ended up doing so much more—changing American culture by creating new worlds and heroes that have entertained generations of readers.

Grant Morrison s 18 Days 8

Author: Grant Morrison
Publisher: Graphic India
ISBN: 9781681244556
Release Date: 2016-02-03
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

A perfect jumping-on point and stand-alone issue for new readers. From the mind of legendary creator Grant Morrison. We take a break from the battlefield to discover how the seeds of this battle between two great families were planted ages ago, when the mighty warriors we see on the battlefield today were mere children. We learn how Arjuna and Duryodhana, tragic rivals in war today, were the best of friends in their youth as they go on a forbidden demon hunt in the forests of the ancients.

Image Comics The Road to Independence

Author: George Khoury
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
ISBN: 9781893905719
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

"Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science-fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today"--T.p. recto.

Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book

Author: Jordan Raphael
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613742921
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Genre: Art

Based on interviews with Stan Lee and dozens of his colleagues and contemporaries, as well as extensive archival research, this book provides a professional history, an appreciation, and a critical exploration of the face of Marvel Comics. Recognized as a dazzling writer, a skilled editor, a relentless self-promoter, a credit hog, and a huckster, Stan Lee rose from his humble beginnings to ride the wave of the 1940s comic books boom and witness the current motion picture madness and comic industry woes. Included is a complete examination of the rise of Marvel Comics, Lee's work in the years of postwar prosperity, and his efforts in the 1960s to revitalize the medium after it had grown stale.

Romeo and Juliet

Author: Max Work
Publisher: Viper Comics
ISBN: 0983935017
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Presents a futuristic retellling in graphic novel format of the story of Romeo and Juliet as the rivalry between the Montagues, cyborgs with manufactured DNA, and the Capulets, genetically enhanced humans, threatens to destroy the Empire of Verona while Romeo and Juliet, after falling in love, hope to bring about peace.

Silver Surfer

Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 0785162097
Release Date: 2012-05-23
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Galactus has converted humanity into his followers, and he's leading them to their doom! The planet-devouring demigod's only challenger is the hero he himself trapped on Earth: the Silver Surfer. It's a war for Earth's worship, but how much will be left when it's over? Plus: The Surfer must save his world and ours from the planet-sized peril posed by the Enslavers! With guest appearances by the Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more! COLLECTING: Silver Surfer (Epic) 1-2, Silver Surfer: The Enslavers HC