Stan’s Elvis story was available for free as part of Free Comic Book Day, held on the first Saturday of every May.
In a statement Stan said, “What a thrill it is for me to be included in a book celebrating the life of Elvis Presley. I remember the time I first saw him on TV, when he burst upon the music scene like a blazing comet. I remember his indescribably rich voice, his incredible sense of rhythm, his magnificent range — from rock, to pop, to ballads and hymns. I remember the indescribably powerful impact he had on the youth of the nation — and the world. How lucky we were to have seen and heard him, because there was only one Elvis Presley, whose songs and whose memory will live forever.”
Elvis was a comic book fanatic as well. In a 1971 speech he once said, “When I was a child ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books and I was the hero of the comic book…so every dream that I’ve dreamed has come true a hundred times.”
A limited edition hardcover titled ‘Graphic Elvis’ has also been produced. Only 2,500 copies have been produced for the world. The price $195.
Graphic Elvis is available here http://www.graphicelvis.com/
To download the “Graphic Elvis Interactive Experience” digital app visit:
For Android: http://tinyurl.com/GraphicElvisappAndroid
To read the Free Comic Book Day “Graphic Elvis Preview” visit:http://tinyurl.com/elvisFCBD