FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Dynamic Forces Signs Stan Lee to Historical Deal!
EXCELSIOR! ‘Nuff Said! With the Great Stan, comes Great Responibility!
November 30, 2006, 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!”
Look for more information on the series “Stan Lee’s Guide” in the weeks to come.
ABOUT STAN LEE
Stan Lee is an American writer, editor, and memoirist, who — with several artist co-creators, especially Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko — introduced complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. His success helped change Marvel Comics from a small publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
ABOUT POW! ENTERTAINMENT
POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment, Inc. is founded by world famous comic book icon Stan Lee together with Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman. POW!'s principals, combined, have over a hundred years experience creating, producing and licensing original intellectual properties.
ABOUT DYNAMIC FORCES
For more information on Dynamic Forces specialty merchandise, product art, exclusive creator interviews and upcoming releases, please visit the Dynamic Forces website at www.dynamicforces.com.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE
A former writer and editor for Wizard: The Comics Magazine, award-winning journalist Christopher Lawrence has penned pieces for some of the world's foremost pop culture publications, including FHM and PlayStation Magazine. He's served as an editor and consultant for Mad Norwegian Press, publishers of Prime Targets, Dusted and I, Who; and contributed to Wizard Entertainment's Millennium Editions (profiling comic book artists Alex Ross and Jim Lee) and the Wizard Masterpiece Editions, for which he interviewed the talents behind some of the greatest Marvel Comics stories ever told.
His first nonfiction book, George Pérez—Storyteller, will be released in 2006 by Dynamic Forces Press, Inc.
ABOUT PETER SANDERSON
Peter Sanderson is a comic book industry writer, editor, journalist and professor at New York University.
He is best known for his work as a researcher and historian at DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Sanderson was first hired by DC in the early 1980s and was given the task of reading every comic book published by DC since 1935. His research was used by Marv Wolfman in writing the legendary Crisis on Infinite Earths and by Len Wein in writing the definitive Who's Who in the DC Universe. Sanderson then went to work for Marvel as their first (and only) archivist, and contributed as a researcher on the various Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe series in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Sanderson was also the writer of the Marvel Saga and the Wolverine Saga limited series; the two series centered on text chronicling the fictional histories of comic book characters. Rather than writing new exploits of the characters, Sanderson culled information from comic books Marvel had published over the years. The text was supplemented by individual panels excerpted from the comic books that served as Sanderson's sources.
Most recently, Sanderson has worked with DK Publishing to produce to the “Ultimate Guides” to the X-Men and the Ultimate X-Men.