I went to the Smithsonian History Museum because I heard they had a comic book exhibit.
The Smithsonian is the gold standard of museums right? RIGHT?!?!?
They had the 1989 Batmobile, which is great of course, and two glass cases. One had the Linda Carter Wonder Woman Costume, Wolverines claws, a lunch box and other kitsch…. a costume of… the Puerto Rican Captain America!?!?!?!
And a second case of comic book and comic strip art of varying interest level….
I’ll save you the trip, this video and accompanying links are all you are going to see:
But Stan Lee seemed like one of those celebrities who would always be around. He was always writing about himself in “Stans soap box” in all of the Marvel Comics I devoured in the late 70s and mid 80s.
His voice was often in the Spiderman cartoons….. DC didn’t really have a figurehead like Stan Lee.
Walt Disney studios had….. Walt Disney. Star Wars had George Lucas. The Muppets had Jim Henson.
I have read some “anti Stan Lee” things, how he took credit for others works, didn’t pay artists and writers what he should…. then again the same things were said about Walt Disney etc…