This detailed critical overview of Lee’s life and career unflinchingly
deals with still-open questions about who really “created” Marvel’s best known
characters; scripter Lee, or illustrators like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko,
who’ve disputed their former boss’ recollections as to who deserves the most
credit, not to mention compensation, the bulk of both having long since been
claimed by Stan Lee. Written by pop culture historian and San Diego Reader
columnist Jay Allen Sanford, this visual history of Marvel’s eventual empire
is bound to institute much discussion, and possibly contention, in both the
comic industry and mainstream trade press.
From Bluewater Productions and Revolutionary Comics, Blackwell drew the
issue and Michael Szyksznian provided cover art.
To make sure you get your copy of “Orbit: Stan Lee”, contact your local
comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you go to
www. comicshoplocator.com. The standard 22-page issues retails for $3.99. It
will be available at all comic book retail outlets.
“We are launching ‘Orbit’ with a skew towards a more male demographic. Said
publisher Darren G. Davis. “When we weighed the possibilities of featuring
people like Stern, LeBron James, Gary Gygax and JRR Tolkien into our
existing titles, the tone and tenor didn’t match. Their enduring popularity and
contributions to popular culture are worthy of coverage, but they needed a
different voice in which to present the material. ‘Orbit’ fits that bill”
Upcoming Orbit biographies include Stephen King, Howard Stern, Keith
Richards and Steve Jobs. Revolutionary Comics and Bluewater also have produced
graphic novels that are still available on “Pink Floyd”, “The Beatles”,
“Elvis”, “Led Zeppelin” & “Hard Rock Heroes”
For more info about this project go to Bluewaterprod.com or
High-resolution images, and interview opportunities are available upon
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios
of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog
of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”
Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon
William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“
Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et
al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”),
Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics
under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by
its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.