Dynamic Forces Signs Stan Lee to "Historical" Deal

Thu, November 30th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Runnemede, NJ – 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.

The arrangement comes after many months of planning, the end result of which has proved to be exceptionally rewarding for Dynamic Forces as President Nick Barrucci explained: "This is so surreal, that words escape me. I have grown up reading Stan's comics. He's done such an incredible body of work, that he's influenced so many generations of not only comic creators, but literary greats and directors and producers, his legacy speaks for itself. This is really a pinnacle for me, as I've known and worked with Stan on many projects in the past, but never one with as much impact as this new venture is going to have. I known so many artists that got started and now have stellar careers in comics based on books like How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. It's something that I never could have hoped for as a fellow fan growing up, but something to definitely grab the brass ring and run with it. And this is a brass ring! We'll be not only offering Stan's take on art, but writing and other important aspects of creating comics, and co-branding with the POW! Imprint. This is something I've waited all my life to do. It's nothing short of "dynamic", and I thank Stan and the guys at POW! for entrusting us to bring these incredible instructional and historical books to a new generation of fans!"

"Wow! It's hard to believe that I wrote How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way so many years ago! That's why it was a snap for Nick Barrucci to convince me it's time to write a follow-up tip sheet about how to draw, together with one telling how to write comics. It was a real blast for me to be working with the great guys at Dynamic Forces and I hope you'll enjoy reading our sure to become best-sellers as much as I enjoyed working on them. Excelsior!"

--Stan

Look for more information on the series "Stan Lee's Guide" in the weeks to come.

 
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