Friday, August 25, 2006

Stan Lee meets..

Here's a new Marvel project that seems almost singularly designed to get my goat, "Stan Lee meets...". It's yet another way for the greatest self-publicist comics has ever known to take all the credit for characters he co-created at best. Look at the list: Stan Lee meets Spider-Man, Dr Strange, Dr Doom, The Thing, The Silver Surfer. Everyone of them, signature characters of Ditko or Kirby. And the annoying thing? Look at that two-page spread by Alan Davis, with the wacky Gene Colan style layout. It's gorgeous. This is a monstrous folly, a monument to the horrors of work for hire. But I'll still buy it. Damn you Lee! Damn you to hell!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

and will he be coming out with all that stan-speak from the old soapbox days?

Mark said...

God, I hope so. Face front, true believers!

Kevin Church said...

I can't wait for Stan Lee Meets Jack Kirby.

Mark said...

Y'mean, other than this?