When I was young, my parents did their grocery shopping at a small neighborhood store where the owner allowed me to read the comics while they shopped. Therefore, I was able to read most of the original stories of the Marvel super heroes that explained their origins. After reaching the end of a cliffhanger I was always at a high level of anticipation when I approached the rack, hoping that the next issue would be there. Therefore, reading this book was very much a look back to exciting times of my youth. The level of creative genius that was present at Marvel comics in the early sixties was astounding, new and interesting characters were created on a regular basis. While the characters have changed over time, the reader of the first issues featuring that character will still recognize them in the feature films that have come out four decades later. What I liked best about this book is that Stan Lee includes an explanation of some of the ideas that led to the character. This look back into their thought processes will interest all people that have ever enjoyed reading a comic book. The origins featured in this book are:
*) The X-Men *) Iron Man *) The Avengers *) Daredevil *) Nick Fury, Agent of S. H. I. E. L. D. *) The Watcher *) The Silver Surfer
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Charlie Ashbacher is a compulsive reader and writer about many subjects. His prime areas of expertise are in mathematics and computers where he has taught every course in the mathematics and computer … more
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