Marvel Age Stan Lee

The cover of Marvel Age with Stan The Man Lee on the cover.  While it can be debated over how much he actually contributed to the creation of the Marvel characters we all love, that doesn't matter to me.  He had two indisputable contributions.  One was he set the kind of silly tone of Marvel comics, with it's silly puns and alliteration.  The second was, he became the unofficial official spokesman for comics and comic book culture.  He became the embodiment of what we were into, and went out and preached that gospel to the world at large who thought we were wasting our time and money on these stupid little comic books.  He talked to comics fans like real people and didn't treat them like they were lesser for reading superhero stories told in pictures.

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