Dynamic Forces to Release Stan Lee Guides

(Am I the only one who finds DF press releases even more exaggerated than is usual for hype? Typos left in, too.)

Dynamic Forces today announced a line of Historical Retrospective Books pairing the premiere comics and collectibles company with the legendary Stan Lee. Stan Lee, the co-creator of many great silver age characters — the corner stone – of the Marvel Universe, and the foundation of the multi-billion dollar entertainment giant Marvel has since become, is responsible for co-creating such characters as The Amazing Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, the Avengers, the Uncanny X-Men — and the list continues as Stan is the most prolific writer/creator in comics history. Previously Lee helped create an entire generation of writers
and artist not only with his comics work, but with such previous “instructional” books as How to Draw the Marvel Way. This new series will help create the next generation.

The first two titles scheduled for release in the series will be editions of Stan Lee’ s Guide to Writing Comics and Stan Lee’s Guide to Drawing Comics. The books will be presented in full-color with the first book scheduled to be released in early 2007, the second in mid to late 2007 and more in the series will follow.

So, how many comics has Stan Lee drawn, anyway?

The press release goes on to provide information blurbs on Lee, his company POW! Entertainment, Dynamic Forces, and for unknown reasons, Christopher Lawrence (former Wizard editor and writer of the just-released George Pérez, Storyteller) and Peter Sanderson (DC and Marvel researcher). Are they the co-writers? Or were their entries left over from some previous release? Who knows?

Lots of trading on the Marvel name there, and an interesting counterpoint to this line:
The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics
The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics
The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics
The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics

2 Responses to “Dynamic Forces to Release Stan Lee Guides”

  1. Corey Says:

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  2. Chris Sims Says:

    Lee actually worked as an illustrator for the Army during the War. His favorite work of that period–according, at least, to an interview that I saw once–was a picture of a smiling sailor pointing to himself and going: “VD? Not me!”

    And thus, his love for writing began.




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