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 Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor 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 Mosaic and The Condor?
And now there’s going to be The Governator?
That’s not Just Shitty, that’s Super Shitty.