Hickory – Join us for a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. with author and highly-regarded pop culture critic and historian, Danny Fingeroth. His newest book, “A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee” is the definitive biography of the beloved – often controversial – co-creator of many legendary superheroes.

In “A Marvelous Life,” Danny Fingeroth presents the origin of “Stan the Man” who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon known as the Marvel Universe. Fingeroth, himself a longtime award-winning writer and editor at Marvel Comics, knew and worked with Stan Lee for over four decades. With his unique insights as a comics world insider, Fingeroth is able to put Lee’s life and work in a unique context that makes events and actions come to life as no other writer could.

Danny Fingeroth is also the author of “Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society” and co-editor of “The Stan Lee Universe,” an annotated collection of rarities from Lee’s personal archives. Fingeroth worked with Lee on numerous projects and conducted original, in-depth interviews with him (and many others) in the course of researching “A Marvelous Life.” Fingeroth has spoken and taught on comics-related topics at Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institution, and at Milan’s Mimaster Institute, among many other venues

This is a free event but space is limited so registration is required. Sign up through the Library Events calendar at www.hickorync.gov/library or by calling 828-304-0500. We will send an email reminder with login information for the Zoom meeting on the day of the event.

Photo: Paperback Cover Photo; Credit – St. Martin’s Press