Author and Pop Culture expert Bob Batchelor joins Patrick to discuss the epic tale of Stan Lee’s journey from the streets of Depression-era New York City to the billion dollar blockbuster films.

“In this smartly written, deeply researched biography, Bob Batchelor cuts through the hype and hyperbole to reveal the secret origins of Stan Lee’s thoroughly mythic life and art. It’s one for both the casual and hardcore fans.” — Brian Jones, author of George Lucas: A Life

About Bob Batchelor:

Bob Batchelor is a critically acclaimed, bestselling cultural historian and biographer. He has published widely on American culture and literature. His book Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel is the first full-scale biography of the Marvel legend and was a finalist for the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction.

About Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel:

The Amazing Spider-Man. The Incredible Hulk. The Invincible Iron Man. Black Panther. These are just a few of the iconic superheroes to emerge from the mind of Stan Lee.

From the mean streets of Depression-era New York City to recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Lee’s life has been almost as remarkable as the thrilling adventures he spun for decades. From millions of comic books fans of the 1960s through billions of moviegoers around the globe, Stan Lee has touched more people than almost any person in the history of popular culture.

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