First published as a signed Collector’s Edition costing £1750 a copy, that sold out within a week, Taschen’s Stan Lee Story is now available as an unlimited XXL edition, priced a tad more modestly.
An unparalleled account of the life and times of Stan Lee, written and edited with the Godfather of comics himself. His story is told by Roy Thomas, who brings “you are there” insights to Lee’s journey alongside never-before-seen photographs, original comic art, and rare comicbook facsimiles to trace Stan’s dizzying career and his unstoppable influence on pop culture worldwide.
This Giant-Size tome, previously released as a signed Limited Edition, tracks the story of the Marvel Universe he built, working with many others, and the creative passion that led him to pursuits beyond his earliest imaginings.
• The Stan Lee Story XXL Edition is available from all good book shops from 18th May, priced £150 on the Taschen web site but at £97.50 on Amazon
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.