Of course, Stan was not working in isolation; a team of great artists, writers and business people ably assisted him.
This book is an excellent start for people looking to learn the history of Marvel/Atlas/Timely comics and I can't recommend it highly enough.
Despite this fact, I still learned several things from this book, especially of the early days of Marvel's former name, Timely.
THE BEST AND MOST IN INEXPENSIVE VALUE IN MARVEL COMIC HISTORY YOU WILL FIND. FOR THOSE TRYING TO RECAPTURE THEIR YOUTH-BUY IT!Published 6 months ago by Michael Leone
No matter if it's on your bookshelf or looking badass on your coffee table, everyone will know you're a Marvel fanatic. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M. Olson
Covers the beginning of the company through Marvel Age and into the late 1980's. Lots of great pictures and behind the scenes photos and information. A very interesting read!Published 15 months ago by Joseph M. Mudd
Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World’s Greatest Comics is the most enjoyable comics-related history I’ve read thus far — but it’s not the best one. Read morePublished 19 months ago by H. Fleck
I got this book as a gift when I was probably far too young for it. I spent hours upon hours looking through the Golden Age reproductions of Kirby's Captain America, the Bronze Age... Read morePublished on March 13, 2011 by Dylan Cassard
I bought this book as a gift for my husband. Not only did it arrive in just a few short days, it was perfectly packaged. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Gracie
The comics published under the Marvel name have consistently been the best in the business, as evidenced by the economic power and name recognition of Marvel. Read morePublished on September 9, 2009 by Charles Ashbacher
The incredible reprinted art from a lot of old comics makes this book worthwhile. The text is very, very weak.Published on November 21, 2001 by Pitchulo Dun Dun