Stan Lee (1922-2018)

Stan Lee, best known for his creation of numerous Marvel Comics characters and head of Marvel Comics, died today at the age of 95. Most recently, Marvel Comics have brought Mr. Lee’s characters to the movie screen, with such films as Spider-Man, X-Men, Black Panther, and the Incredible Hulk. The superhero film genre has grossed over $2.5 billion in box office revenue.

Stan Lee was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008. Here are some examples of Stan Lee’s work that you can find in our library.

Amazing Fantastic Incredible – Stan Lee
A graphic memoir about the career of Stan Lee, the American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (DVD)
Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp functions as an origin story. Dr. Hank Pym sends Scott Lang on a mission to run down information about Pym’s earliest exploits. Most importantly, Pym wants to know whether his original superhero partner is still alive.

Marvel Avengers: Infinity War (DVD)
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality.

Black Panther (DVD)
King T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country.

The Incredible Hulk (DVD)
In a desperate race against time, Hulk’s alter-ego, Bruce Banner, is trying to reverse his curse and return back to his normal self, but his arch-enemies have him on the run.

Thor: Ragnarok (DVD)
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

X-Men Apocalypse (DVD)
After the re-emergence of the world’s first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Spider-Man: Here Comes Spider-Man – Kitty Fross
Unpopular high school student Peter Parker develops strange powers after he is bitten by a radioactive spider.

Marvel: Five Fabulouse Decades of the World’s Greatest Comics – Les Daniels
A history of Marvel comics, profiling the creative artists, the writers, and the superheroes who have made Marvel the largest comic book publisher

The Zodiac Legacy – Stan Lee
When a catastrophe threatens the lives of every Zodiac in the world, sixteen-year-old Steven Lee is forced to decide how far he will go to protect his fellow superpowered friends.

-Claire

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