Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Fascinating Article on Stan Lee and Some of My Own Thoughts has a fascinating article on Stan Lee which I would highly encourage you to read. I of course have talked about my own complicated feelings regarding Stan Lee before, and while I would go so far as to state he is of course an important part of comic-creation and an important collaborator, those who study comic-history know things can get murky when it comes to how much credit he deserves.

The piece also goes into detail about Jack Kirby and how it feels like for every story Lee had about the creation of Marvel's popular characters that Kirby had a completely different version--neither of which could coexist with the other. I continue to believe that Lee did put forth a degree of effort in the creation of the many super-heroes we love today, but it was (and continues to be) his amazing skill as a showman and self-promoter that made him the household name he still is today.

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