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Monday, November 12, 2018

Stan Lee, the comic book genuis who invented some of the world's most recognized names such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday at the age of 95. 

Lee was declared dead at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee. 

The man, who is largely credited as the architect of the modern comic book, revived the comic book industry in the 1960 and has touched a number of genres and industries with his work. 

Take a look at Lee's life and works with some of the titles in CCPL's catalog, or click here to see the many books, comics, and movies with which Lee is involved: 

Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel by Bob Batchelor 
Batchelor offers an eye-opening look at the life of Stan Lee, the man who created (with talented artists) many of history's most legendary characters. Becoming the editor of Marvel Comics as a teenager, and 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.



Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book by Jordan Raphael and Tom Spurgeon
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. 


How to draw comics the Marvel way. [DVD]
Demonstrates how to create comic strip characters through discussions of tools and terms of the trade, the secrets of form, the power of perspective, figure drawing and action motion, and composition and design.



Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes by Stan Lee
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.


Stan Lee's How To Write Comics by Stan Lee
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.


Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee and Peter David
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.