The Deluxe Edition of The Stan Lee Story by Roy Thomas from Taschen has had a bit of an update. It is still signed by Stan Lee. It still has facsimile reprints of complete comics by Stan tipped in through the book. And it is still in a clamshell box.
But previously it was marked up as $1250. It is now $1500. Those Stan Lee signatures don’t come easily these days.
Here is the new description. The Deluxe Edition of The Stan Lee Story will be in comic stores on the 5th December.
This is the big one, True Believers! The mostly true tale of Stan Lee: an unparalleled, Giant-Size extravaganza, eight years in the making, about the one and only Godfather of Comics. From his childhood in Depression-era New York, to making Marvel into the number one comics publisher in the world, to his modern-day reinvention as Chief Creative Officer of global entertainment company POW! Entertainment, Stan “the Man” Lee stands the test of time as the most legendary name in comic book history.
Stanley Lieber began working at Timely Comics in 1940 at the age of 17 and found himself at the helm of the bullpen as its editor in chief just two years later. As an editor and writer he guided the company through good times and bad-World War II and the Korean War, the threat of government censorship, and changing readership tastes-until 1961 when he ignited a revolution in comics, helped rebrand the publishing house as Marvel, and revitalized a dying industry with the “Marvel Age of Comics.”
With a legendary stable of art partners including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, and Jim Steranko, Lee unleashed a dizzying cascade of seminal comic book creations-the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers to name a few. After moving to Hollywood in 1980, he did it again, developing TV and film projects that laid the groundwork for the “Marvel movie,” now a cornerstone of 21st-century film. Stan’s constant cameo presence in these billion-dollar worldwide events is a testament to his influence. As the man behind POW! Entertainment, he has become a master of all media-working with rock stars and professional sports leagues, movie mavens, and reality TV shows-reinforcing his creative stature the world over.
Lee’s tale is told in this Collector’s Edition by his successor at Marvel, renowned comics writer, editor, and historian Roy Thomas, who brings “you are there” insights and wide-eyed clarity to key moments of Lee’s journey to pop culture immortality. Featuring hundreds of treasures of comic book art, a novel-length essay by Roy Thomas, a foreword written by Lee himself, and intimate photographs sourced straight from his family archives, this is a titanic tribute worthy of the Man, not only in breadth but also in sheer size. ‘Nuff said.
This Collector’s Edition of 1,000 numbered copies, each signed by Stan Lee, includes:
” A foreword by Stan Lee and in-depth biography by Roy Thomas
” Complete facsimile comic book reprints of Stan’s greatest hits and coveted rarities from throughout the decades, true to original size, tipped-in throughout the book
” More than 1,000 images, including intimate photographs and artifacts from Stan and Joan Lee’s personal archives, and new reproductions of original art and rare comic books from the vaults of the world’s premier Marvel collectors
” All bound and presented in an archival clamshell box