Thursday, June 22, 2023

“Stan Lee” Documentary

Marvel Studios have released a new "Stan Lee" themed Original documentary, now streaming on Disney+:

"...Stan Lee was a WW II army vet, comic book writer, editor, publisher and film producer, rising through the ranks of family-run business Timely Publications which would later become Marvel Comics.

"He was the primary creative leader for two decades, leading Marvel's expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics and film industries. 

"In collaboration with others at Marvel, including writer/illustrators Jack Kirby ("Captain America") and Steve Ditko ("Spider-Man"), Lee co-created iconic characters, including superheroes 'Spider-Man', the 'X-Men', 'Iron Man', 'Thor', the 'Hulk', 'Ant-Man', the 'Wasp', the 'Fantastic Four', 'Black Panther', 'Daredevil', 'Doctor Strange', the 'Scarlet Witch' and 'Black Widow'. 

"These and other characters' introductions in the 1960's pioneered a more naturalistic approach in superhero comics, showcasing 'superheroes with super problems'.

"Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990's, Lee remained a public figurehead for the company, frequently making cameo appearances in films and television shows based on Marvel characters...

....receiving an executive producer credit on each show, allowing him to become the highest grossing person in film of all time.

"Steadily increasing in value year after year, many of the 'Silver Age' 1960's titles Lee wrote for Marvel Comics, sell for thousands of dollars per issue..."

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