The definitive biography of Marvel legend Stan Lee, now adapted for young readers. Stan Lee's extraordinary life was as epic as the superheroes he co-created, from the Amazing Spider-Man to the Mighty Avengers. In this young adult edition of Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel, Bob Batchelor explores how Lee, born in the Roaring Twenties and growing up in the Great Depression, capitalized on natural talent and hard work to become the editor of Marvel Comics as a teenager. Lee went on to introduce the world to heroes that were complex, funny, and fallible, just like their creator and just like all of us. Featuring amazingly detailed illustrations by artist Jason Piperberg.