Tag: stan lee

Stan the Man and How He Transformed Comics

 

Comic books started out in the mid-twentieth century. Originally they were “kid stuff.” As the twentieth century ended they had become a major cultural influence. No man was more responsible for that transformation than Stan Lee. Stan Lee: A Life in Comics, by Liel Leibovitz explores Lee’s life in a biography revealing the man and his influence.

Born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922, Lee grew up in New York City. Good with words, Lee grew up a reader, retreating into books and writing as his father’s career collapsed during the Depression. After high school, deciding to become a writer, he shortened his name to Stan Lee. Comics were not adolescent Lee’s main interest. He read and enjoyed the newspaper comics, but his real love was literature. Shakespeare and movies fascinated him.

Lee drifted into comics. After high school, following a series of unsuccessful jobs, he asked an uncle for help. His uncle sent Lee to Timely Publications, owned by another relative. Timely published pulp – anything that sold. The newest hot seller was comic books. Lee became the errand boy for comic book illustrators Jack Kirby and Joe Simon.

Member Post

 

As Veterans Day slowly slips into the darkness of holidays passed, many are thankful they no longer need to pretend they honor Service Members and Veterans alike. For some, this holiday evokes mixed emotions; it stirs antiestablishment sentiment as they view the military complex as imperialistic and entails a fiscal burden they do not support. […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America lament the loss of another GOP Senate seat as Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is declared the winner of the Arizona Senate race.  They’re also not surprised as North Korea is found maintaining and even enhancing its ballistic missile program with numerous undeclared sites.  They also react to National Review writer Kat Timpf being harassed at a New York City bar and being forced to leave because some people found out she worked for Fox News.  And Jim pays tribute to the late Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

Member Post

 

News has just reported that Stan Lee, comic book creator and favorite Marvel cameo has passed on at 95. He’s had health problems in the last few years, enough so he’s cancelled Convention appearances. He’s had quite a footprint in the entertainment industry at his passing. Thanks for the stories, Stan. Excelsior! Preview Open

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

RIP Stan Lee — Comic Great and Cameo Favorite

 

Stan Lee
Photo by shutterstock.com

As I noted in an earlier post, Stan Lee, Marvel giant, co-creator of many of its titles and constant cameo in many of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films has passed away today at the age of ninety-five. He and Jack Kirby began Marvel Comics in 1961 with its first title, The Fantastic Four, and went on to create some of the most iconic characters in the genre: Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men as well as many others: Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and collaborated in the creation of Iron Man, Thor, and Ant-Man.

Member Post

 

It’s been my pleasure to introduce Ant-man, Marvel’s new interest in social class in America to a near-unanimous gasp of disapproval & incomprehension. But in the way of show business, I’ve got a sequel, & it’s going to be worse. The best new drama on TV is not the ever-elusive conservative darling of a show […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

Hello, Ricochet, & have you heard about the new Marvel / Disney blockbuster, Ant-man? A hero for the little guy? Size doesn’t matter? (Because we don’t know what matter even is?) This is singlehandedly the weirdest movie Marvel has made & they’ve thrown about two billion into making weird movies & made more than eight for […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.