Stan Lee: How Marvel Changed the World is not just another biography. It is a journey through twentieth century American history, seen through the life of a man who personified the American Dream. Stan Lee's life reflects the evolution of American entertainment, society, and popular culture throughout the 20th-century and beyond. Was Stan Lee himself a superhuman creation, just a mask to protect his true, more complicated secret identity? Just like the vibrant panels of the comics he wrote, Lee's life, it seems, is never black and white.