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STAN L E E b. 1922

Stan Lee is an iconic American comic book writer, editor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several comic book artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the Silver Surfer, The Avengers and many other fictional characters. Stan Lee is credited with introducing complex characters; characters that were not just the archetypal all American superhero, but those that had their demons, those that might, if pushed, lose their temper, or perhaps even become unwell – making them much more human and easier to identify with. This type of characterisation and story-telling had rarely been seen in the industry before. Stan Lee led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation during an era now referred to as the Marvel Revolution. Stan Lee’s Marvel Revolution extended beyond the

characters and storylines, to the way in which comic books engaged the audience and created a community between the readers and the creators. Additionally, he pioneered and advocated the use of comic books to comment on social issues of the time, including bigotry, injustice and discrimination. This got him into some hot water with the rather conservative Comics Code Authority but Lee wouldn't yield, he continued to pursue what he believed in and what he knew his audience craved; thus the code changed. In summary, Stan Lee and his collaborations with some of the greatest comic book artists ever to have lived, changed the game. In 1984, Stan Lee was awarded The National Medal of Arts by the United States Congress, the highest honour awarded to an individual artist in the United States. Previous recipients include Georgia O'Keefe, William de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Bob Dylan.

StarWars #4 - In Battle With Darth Vader Limited Edition Giclée on Paper of 295 | Image Size 24" x 16½" | Framed £695 Limited Edition Boxed Canvas of 195 | Image Size 40" x 27½" | Unframed £750 | Framed £995 Framed boxed canvas presentation style shown here | Cover art by Rick Hoberg.

StarWars #41 - The Empire Strikes Back - Imperial PUrsuit Limited Edition Giclée on Paper of 295 | Image Size 24" x 16½" | Framed £695 Limited Edition Boxed Canvas of 195 | Image Size 40" x 27½" | Unframed £750 | Framed £995 Framed giclée print presentation style shown here | Cover art by Al Williamson.

StarWars #44 - The Empire Strikes Back - Duel A Dark Lord Limited Edition Giclée on Paper of 295 | Image Size 24" x 16½" | Framed £695 Limited Edition Boxed Canvas of 195 | Image Size 40" x 27½" | Unframed £750 | Framed £995 Framed boxed canvas presentation style shown here | Cover art by Al Williamson and Carlos Garzón.

STARWARS - PORTFOLIO OF SIX Paper Edition Portfolio of 6 - Image Size 24" x 16½" | Paper £2,500 | Framed £3,995 Boxed Canvas Edition Set of 6 - Image Size 40" x 27½" | Unframed £ 4,250 | Framed £5,750

StarWars #23 - Flight Into Fury Limited Edition Giclée on Paper of 295 | Image Size 24" x 16½" | Framed £695

Limited Edition Boxed Canvas of 195 | Image Size 40" x 27½" | Unframed £750 | Framed £995 Framed boxed canvas presentation style shown here | Cover art by Carmine Infantino and BobWiacek.

StarWars #68 - The Search Begins Limited Edition Giclée on Paper of 295 | Image Size 24" x 16½" | Framed £695 Limited Edition Boxed Canvas of 195 | Image Size 40" x 27½" | Unframed £750 | Framed £995 Framed giclée print presentation style shown here | Cover art byWalt Simonson.

StarWars #52 - To Take The Tarkin Limited Edition Giclée on Paper of 295 | Image Size 24" x 16½" | Framed £695 Limited Edition Boxed Canvas of 195 | Image Size 40" x 27½" | Unframed £750 | Framed £995 Framed boxed canvas presentation style shown here | Cover art byWalt Simonson.

Al Williamson was a comic book illustrator who worked on the Star Wars daily comic strips, as well as the comic book adaptations for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi published by Marvel Comics. In 1952 Williamson began working at EC Comics on their Weird Science and Weird Fantasy titles. In the late 1960s Williamson teamed up with writer Archie Goodwin and together they produced the Secret Agent X-9 syndicated comic strip, and would later work together again on the comic adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back for Marvel Comics. After Russ Manning died in the early 1980s, Goodwin and Williamson took over the Star Wars syndicated comic strip, and the same team would produce the comic adaptation of Return of the Jedi for Marvel. In the 1990s Williamson became a regular inker on various Marvel titles, including working for several years on the Daredevil title. Williamson was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2000. Carlos Garzón (born May 22, 1945) is a comic book illustrator who produced a number of comics in the Marvel Star Wars series. Garzón has worked professionally in comics since 1975 for Marvel and DC Comics. He assisted Al Williamson on his Star Wars comic adaptations of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Walter "Walt" Simonson (born September 2, 1946) is a comic book creator who was a regular penciller, writer, and cover artist for the Marvel Star Wars series of comics. Simonson's early professional work was for DC Comics, illustrating war stories in the early 1970s. Soon after, he and writer Archie Goodwin co-created the critically acclaimed Manhunter backup feature in Detective Comics. Before he became the regular penciller on Star Wars, he worked on a single issue with Goodwin and they co- created the fan favourite character, Beilert Valance, in The Hunter. After leaving Star Wars, he began writing and illustrating The Mighty Thor series for Marvel Comics, which is probably Simonson's most notable work. He also worked with his wife and writer Louise Simonson on the hit Marvel series X-Factor.

Rick Hoberg is a comic book artist from Belton, Texas. He inked a few Marvel Star Wars issues and also did some covers for the title. He started in the comic industry in the mid-1970s assisting Russ Manning on the early Star Wars and Tarzan newspaper strips. In the 1980s he worked on several DC Comics, including The Brave and the Bold and Batman. He has also done production sketches and merchandise work for Lucasfilm. Hoberg has also worked in animation for such companies as HannaBarbera and DiC Entertainment. Carmine Infantino (born May 24, 1925 died April 4, 2013) was a comic book artist and editor who illustrated a number of issues in the Marvel Star Wars comic series. Infantino started in comics in 1941 illustrating for Timely Comics and later worked for DC Comics on such titles as Green Lantern and The Flash. Infantino's most notable work came in the 1950s when DC was reviving many of their superhero comic titles. He illustrated the new version of the Flash in a series called Showcase, an issue which is now cited as the beginning of the Silver Age of Comics. Infantino was named publisher of DC Comics in the 1970s during a period of time when the company, and the industry as a whole, was struggling to survive; he soon returned to freelance work. In the late 1970s, Infantino was the regular penciller for the Marvel Star Wars title, doing the art duties on nearly every issue up until the adaptation of the Empire Strikes Back. Bob Wiacek is a comic book inker who worked on the Marvel Star Wars series. He alternated inking chores with Gene Day after Terry Austin left the series in 1978, and continued regularly until the Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back adaptation. He also co-created the characters of Remel Fud, Dafi and Slzzk. He has spent much of his career working for Marvel Comics contributing to issues of several titles through the 1980s and 1990s including: Alpha Flight, Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Coyote, Damage Control, Excalibur, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Silver Surfer and X-men.

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