Orbit: Stan Lee
Stan Lee is back for more!

Finally, the definitive illustrated biography of the controversial creator who reinvented the comic biz, Smilin' Stan Lee.

This detailed critical overview of Lee's life and career unflinchingly deals with still-open questions about who really "created" Marvel's best known characters; scripter Lee, or illustrators like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, who've disputed their former boss' recollections as to who deserves the most credit, not to mention compensation, the bulk of both having long since been claimed by Stan Lee. Written by pop culture historian and San Diego Reader columnist Jay Allen Sanford, this visual history of Marvel's eventual empire is bound to institute much discussion, and possibly contention, in both the comic industry and mainstream trade press.

From Bluewater Productions and Revolutionary Comics, Blackwell drew the issue and Michał Szyksznian provided cover art.

To make sure you get your copy of "Orbit: Stan Lee", contact your local comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you go to The standard 22-page issues retails for $3.99. It will be available at all comic book retail outlets.

"We are launching 'Orbit' with a skew towards a more male demographic," said publisher Darren G. Davis. "When we weighed the possibilities of featuring people like Stern, LeBron James, Gary Gygax and JRR Tolkien into our existing titles, the tone and tenor didn't match. Their enduring popularity and contributions to popular culture are worthy of coverage, but they needed a different voice in which to present the material. 'Orbit' fits that bill."

Upcoming Orbit biographies include Stephen King, Howard Stern, Keith Richards and Steve Jobs. Revolutionary Comics and Bluewater also have produced graphic novels that are still available on "Pink Floyd", "The Beatles", "Elvis", "Led Zeppelin" & "Hard Rock Heroes".