Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story book by author Sean Howe (former comic book reviewer and Entertainment Weekly editor) published by HarperCollins, provides a behind-the-scenes look and history of the comic book giant known as Marvel Comics. With hundreds of interviews with some of the major and less known Marvel players from the past and today, this book will give you a better understanding of the thick and thin that Marvel had to go through to be what it is now. Hardcover copies of the book are now available to purchase at Amazon and HarperCollins Publishers.

An unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America.

In the early 1960s, Marvel Comics introduced a series of bright-costumed superhero characters — including Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and the Amazing Spider-Man — that would evolve into a modern American mythology for millions of readers. Over the last half-century, these characters have been passed along among generations of brilliant editors, artists, and writers who struggled with commercial mandates, a fickle audience, and, over matters of credit and control, one another. Written by Sean Howe, former comic book reviewer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story is a gripping narrative of one of the most extraordinary, beloved, and beleaguered pop cultural entities in America’s history.

A celebratory release party for Marvel Comics: The Untold Story will be taking place at the PowerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Sean Howe will discuss the details about his new book and sit down to talk with author / columnist Chuck Klosterman.

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

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