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Saturday, 27 September 2014
STAN LEE MEETS - COVER & SPLASH PAGE GALLERY...
STAN LEE and MARVEL are inextricably linked in the minds
of most comicbook readers of a certain age. Hard to believe, then, that
Stan's Soapbox (which started in 1967) disappeared from the pages of
Marvel mags around 14 years ago, as did the tagline 'Stan Lee Presents'.
Apparently, Marvel was trying to disassociate itself from its leader, who,
along with JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK and others,
was responsible for laying the foundations for the 'House of Ideas'
back in the early '60s.
It was therefore refreshing to see Marvel embrace Stan to its
bosom again in 2006, when a series of five mags entitled STAN LEE
MEETS was issued to the comics-buying public, "commemorating 65
years of Stan Lee at Marvel". Each issue featured Stan meeting a dif-
ferent Marvel character (written by himself), various back-up stories
in a similar vein (written by others), plus a collectors' item classic
from Marvel's back-catalogue.
Here, then, is a cataclysmic cover and splash page gallery of the
first and last tale in each magazine. A hardback collected edition was
later issued, containing the complete five issues, so if you have a bit of
dosh to spare, you might want to consider treating yourself or a loved
one to a copy. After all, Christmas isn't too far away - and Stan is 'The
Man'. All together now - "Hang Loose, Face Front, Excelsior!"
(Not forgetting " 'Nuff Said!")
Posted by Kid at Saturday, September 27, 2014