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Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Stan Lee is one of popular culture’s more fascinating icons, a man whose importance to various artistic mediums cannot be understated. In his wake lies a complex legacy, where his undeniably vital contributions continuously do battle with those who were left wounded by him (just ask Jack Kirby’s estate). Without Lee, the Marvel comic book universe as we know it would not exist. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and countless other characters wouldn’t exist. He is a genius and an icon of the 20th century who will be discussed long after he’s shuffled off his mortal coil.
However, Stan Lee also likes to talk and Stan Lee loves to talk about things that he has literally no involvement in whatsoever. After all, he hasn’t been actively involved in the inner workings of Marvel in decades. He’s more of a mascot now, a figurehead, Marvel’s own Mickey Mouse. Thankfully, Lee’s chatter tends to be entertaining, especially when he says crazy things about Disney merging the Avengers and Star Wars franchises to create some kind of uber-blockbuster.
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