Thursday, March 06, 2008

Stan Lee: "Election Daze"...

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POW Entertainment, Inc. has announced a new book by iconic comic book writer Smilin' Stan Lee:

"...The name Stan Lee is usually synonymous with the famed Marvel Comics characters he co-created, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men and many others.

Yet, many people don’t know that Lee has a soft spot for writing humor and he’s showcasing his gag-writing skills with the release of his new book, “Election Daze.” The book features his irrepressible, wildly funny dialogue balloons which accompany eye-catching photos by Capitol Hill photographer, Lauren Victoria Burke.

The subjects of the photos range from Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain, and President Bush, to political celebrities such as George Clooney, Chuck Norris, and Stephen Colbert among others. “I’ve always gotten a kick out of combining far-out captions with serious pictures,” says Lee. “It’s a great change of pace from writing fantasy tales, although sometimes politics seems more like fantasy than my own stories.”

So the man best known for superhero icons such as Spider-Man, now adds humor books to his amazing list of published works as he adds, with a smile, “After years of writing stories to keep readers on the edge of their seats, it’s fun to write a book that’ll make them kick back with laughter.”

"Election Daze" arrives at the end of March, with Lee making several appearances including New York Comic Con, April 18-20
, Borders in Washington, D.C. April 21 and BookExpo America, LA at the end of May...