A Marvelous Life

By Danny Fingeroth,

Book cover of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee

Book description

Stan Lee invented SPIDER-MAN! And IRON MAN! And the HULK! And the X-MEN! And more than 500 other iconic characters! His name has appeared on more than a billion comic books, in 75 countries, in 25 languages. His creations have starred in multibillion-dollar grossing movies and TV series. This is…

Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked A Marvelous Life as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

There are several biographies of comics luminary Stan Lee, official and unofficial, and this one is the best. It’s insightful, evenhanded, and engaging. As a former longtime editor of the Spider-Man titles at Marvel who’s worked with Lee in different capacities and is now a pop culture historian, author Danny Fingeroth combines an industry insider’s knowledge with a wider context. Highly recommended! 

From Roy's list on comic book history.

Want books like A Marvelous Life?

Our community of 7,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like A Marvelous Life.

Browse books like A Marvelous Life

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in cartoonists, pop culture, and superheros?

7,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about cartoonists, pop culture, and superheros.

Cartoonists Explore 39 books about cartoonists
Pop Culture Explore 103 books about pop culture
Superheros Explore 66 books about superheros