A MARVELOUS LIFE: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee with author Danny Fingeroth in conversation with cartoonist R. Sikoryak



Sky Room Cafe Wed, Nov 20, 2019 7:30 PM
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The Sky Room Cafe will be closing at 5 PM the evening of this event.

In Person!

Author Danny Fingeroth in conversation with cartoonist R. Sikoryak

A MARVELOUS LIFE: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee
Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30 PM

$25 Members | $30 Public | Includes a copy of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee

A MARVELOUS LIFE offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Stan Lee became known as the voice and face of comics. As editor, publisher and co-creator of Marvel, he was the glue that held the industry together. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—with whom he had tempestuous relationships that rivaled any superhero battle—Lee created world-famous characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Hulk.

November 12th marks the first anniversary of Stan Lee’s death.  With so much to uncover from Lee’s life and career, the world has grown more eager to understand his journey, especially now that he’s gone. Through exclusive interviews with Lee himself, as well as his colleagues, family and friends, andunique access to Lee’s personal archives at the University of Wyoming, author Danny Fingeroth uses never before seen material to illuminate the man behind so much of the media that defines today’s pop-culture.
Despite Lee’s success, his career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator in the comic book industry? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others’ work? Or was he something else altogether? In A MARVELOUS LIFE, Fingeroth attempts to answer these questions while offering his unique insider’s view of Stan Lee, delving into his invention of Marvel Comics, how he redefined the word “hero,” and reconstructed the world’s idea of how a story should be told. 

About the Author:

Photo credit: Peter Nelson

DANNY FINGEROTH is a native New Yorker, comics world insider, writer and editor, and pop-culture critic and historian. He is famous for his books on comics and superheroes and offers informed, insightful observations about the psychological motivations of the people who create our popular culture. He grew up in the first generation of Marvel-loving kids and has had a career in comics for 40 years, working closely with Stan Lee on numerous projects, seeing him as both an icon and a colleague. Fingeroth was involved in the writing and editing of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men and The Avengers at Marvel Comics. For more information, please visit http://dannyfingeroth.com/.


R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist whose books include Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (published by Drawn & Quarterly). He’s drawn for The New Yorker, The Nation, MAD, and The Nib. He also teaches Illustration at Parsons School of Design and hosts the live comics performance series Carousel.