The Sh– To Just Sh–ty… Stan “The Man” Lee

The Golden Age, Silver Age, and Old Age of Stan Lee

There are few celebrities I’ve had the chance to interact with (and surprisingly, I’ve not yet done a post on that… hmm), and Stan Lee is one of them.

If you don’t know who Stan Lee is, you’re an idiot I’ll sum it up like this… Wikipedia entry:

He co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the AvengersIron Man, the HulkThorDaredevilDoctor Strange, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books.

Not bad, right?

My exchange with him occurred at a book fair at UCLA some many years back.  He was taking questions from the audience, and he pointed sort of toward me, so I stole some other guy’s question.

STAN LEE: Okay, I was pointing at the other guy.  What’s your question?

ME: Many current writers consider you their inspiration.  What writers inspired you?

STAN LEE: Oh, I’d say all the great ones… Shakespeare, Dickens, blah blah blah…

(SIDENOTE: I don’t really remember the extent of his answer, but my question was pretty good, right?)

Anyuatu, as for his more recent endeavors, I don’t think he’s firing on all radioactive spider bites.

Remember Stripperella?

Yup. This happened.

Remember Mosaic and The Condor?

Mosaic's a chameleon, but not in this scene. I couldn't find any chameleon scenes.

The Condor's a super skateboarder. Voiced by Fez from That 70's Show.

And now there’s going to be The Governator?

"Cal-e-forn-e-uh!"

That’s not Just Shitty, that’s Super Shitty.

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