Stan Lee On His Favorite DC Character, MARVEL Movies And More

The man...the legend...answering a bevy of fan questions ranging from comic books to film and more. Says his proudest moment was creating the Fantastic Four and that he wants to see a Black Panther feature film.

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By Mark Julian - 8/16/2012

On whether her prefers Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield underneath the Spider-Man suit.
STAN LEE: I love them all & if I had a favorite I wouldn't tell you. I love working on them & working with the people who make them. And I wouldn't wanna offend anybody by placing one over the other. I am such a wonderful person, the world should learn something from my example.

On the superhero he'd choose to be.
LEE: Tony Stark! He's rich, he has women, boats, planes & a sense of humor.

On the supervillain he'd choose to be.
LEE: Dr. Doom, then I'd be a king! Ya know I was in London, a couple of months ago & I was hoping that when I got off the plane, the queen would be there to greet me & put a ribbon around my neck that I could be Sir Stan Lee...but I guess she was busy or something.


On how he deals with writer's block.
LEE: When I'm really at an impasse, I'll stop & say to myself: "Come on you Jerk, it's just words on paper."

On his favorite DC hero.
LEE: My favorite DC character is Lobo, although you couldn't call him a hero...

Which of his creations does he feel is most underrated and deserves to be more popular.
LEE: I don't know, they're all rated pretty well. I would like to see more of the Inhumans at Marvel but I'm sure I will sooner or later but I don't think any of them are underrated. They're all pretty good.


What's the moment he was most proud of.
Lee: Everyday is a defining moment, you never know what's going to happen. But I guess the most defining moment was when I wanted to quit years ago because I didn't like the kinds of stories I was told to write. My wife told me why don't I write one story the way I wanted to do it and maybe he'll fire me but so what, I want to quit anyway. And that's when I wrote the Fantastic Four. So I guess that's my most defining moment at work.


On people asking him to sign stuff he didn't create or write.
Lee: People will often ask me to sign pictures or comics of characters I didn't create... Wolverine being a chief example of this... I always make it a point to tell people that I didn't create the character, but they ask me to sign it anyway. I'll always oblige a fan, but I won't do it under false pretenses.

On how he got his start in the comic book business.
Lee: I kind of fell into it, actually. I answered an ad in the paper for a position at a magazine company, and it turned out to be at Timely Comics. Timely was was run by Martin Goodman, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Little did I know I'd end up where I am now!

On the Marvel character he'd like to see get his own film.
Lee: Black Panther. He's not too obscure, I hope.

Check out more from Stan at his Official YouTube channel.

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MrReese - 8/16/2012, 11:01 AM
'when I got off the plane, the queen would be there to greet me & put a ribbon around my neck that I could be Sir Stan Lee...but I guess she was busy or something." haha [frick]in Stan!! XD
toco89 - 8/16/2012, 11:03 AM
Marvel has his mark all over.
billytwohats - 8/16/2012, 11:06 AM
The queen would have knighted Steve Ditko, sorry Stan.
Ironnick - 8/16/2012, 11:13 AM
OK, who read the Stan Lee parts in Stan's voice?
JatevinM - 8/16/2012, 11:16 AM
Stan Lee is seriously hilarious
MovieMaster - 8/16/2012, 11:17 AM
Well Stan will be getting his wish answered by 2020 at least. :)
marantaz - 8/16/2012, 11:27 AM
Stan Lee... we'd all be less happy without him. If you live on this planet and don't know something of what he has done, then you're not reading this comment cuz you live in a hole in a tree on the floor of the Amazon jungle with spiders living in your ears... and it sucks to be you.
Deadpool101 - 8/16/2012, 11:29 AM
GOd i want to meet this man
Spidex3000 - 8/16/2012, 11:32 AM
Stan Lee's really pushing for BP and InHumans movie, I would love to see those next
DanMcNice - 8/16/2012, 11:32 AM
Stan is, in fact... THE MAN!!!!!
polarkyle - 8/16/2012, 11:34 AM
stan's right the inhumans are greatly underrated
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 8/16/2012, 11:36 AM
Stan is awesome!

@ Grif - How is he a sellout? He's worked hard all his life, taken the good with the shit, hung on during troubled times and now reaps the benefits of all he's done. Why shouldn't he enjoy it? He takes pride in what he's achieved, has a great positive outlook and hasn't turned his back on what he believes so he can't be labelled as a sellout. Yes, he spouts bollocks from time to time but who cares?
TrueRedBlue - 8/16/2012, 11:36 AM
What a legend. I wanna meet him one day and just tell him how thankful I am for him creating Spider-Man. Honestly, I don't know what I'd be without him
TrueRedBlue - 8/16/2012, 11:36 AM
Grif, you are below scum, sir.
DarkArts - 8/16/2012, 11:36 AM
Today's comic book writers, like to use shocks and gimmicks to make a name for themselves.
Stan Lee entertained. Writing entertaining stories takes real talent and much more work.
Todays's writer's think Death and Returns, changing costumes, having a character become gay make them great writers but it doesn't.
And as for being great entertainers like Stan, they don't entertain at all.
They just create some change to a better creator's character and get applauded for whats essentially repainting a wall.
LoudLon - 8/16/2012, 11:38 AM
The Man can do no wrong.
JonasWepeel - 8/16/2012, 11:38 AM
@Prot3ctor

More diversity? Marvel is tapping in to the talking tree and raccoon demographic. Look it up.
Super12 - 8/16/2012, 11:39 AM
Was that a Superman poster behind him in his office?? If so, my hats off to you Stan! As always. Paying homage to the first real superhero even though it's with another company. Class act!
JohnnyKrypton - 8/16/2012, 11:40 AM
@darkmetal


Bravo, sir! Well said!
JohnnyKrypton - 8/16/2012, 11:41 AM
"Was that a Superman poster behind him in his office??'

Looks like the Surfer to me...
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 8/16/2012, 11:41 AM
wow ... i guess that means we almost didnt get the fantastic four lol
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 8/16/2012, 11:42 AM
@ Super12 ... i think it has his face photo shopped over supes lol
AutobotCommander84 - 8/16/2012, 11:44 AM
Lee better not die before I raise enough money to go to SDCC one day to get his signature.
spidey1994 - 8/16/2012, 11:47 AM
Totally didn't see Lobo coming! lol
vermillion - 8/16/2012, 11:48 AM
That's awesome his favorite character is Lobo haha!

Love stan.
Jollem - 8/16/2012, 11:48 AM







ralfinader - 8/16/2012, 11:51 AM
Stan the Man, loved every one of his answers, and was also suprised by Lobo.
NOID - 8/16/2012, 11:53 AM
Good article, but Lobo? Really??



Nintendables... classic
Equivocal - 8/16/2012, 11:54 AM
Stan is such a down to earth guy, I met him twice, once in Vegas and the second in Anaheim CA. and using his own quote:he is a "wonderful person"
TRULY !

;)
GoILL - 8/16/2012, 11:58 AM
Stan is the man.
95 - 8/16/2012, 12:00 PM
Haha. This is great.
blvdnoise - 8/16/2012, 12:01 PM
The Man.
blvdnoise - 8/16/2012, 12:01 PM
@Jollem Good job sir.
DanteSparda - 8/16/2012, 12:09 PM
That's a man that deserves the title of legend, the man is charming, creative storyteller, have created great and timeless characters, but just listening to his most defining moment at work tells just why he's legendary.

@Jollem

Epic!! Even Stan the janitor is there!!!
Jollem - 8/16/2012, 12:22 PM
i saw tupac preform with snoop dog recently. saw john wayne in a commercial a handful of years ago. they can have stan lee cameo in all the marvel movies they make until the end of time dammit! :)

i liked this jack kirby cameo also

DarthTesla - 8/16/2012, 12:36 PM
Stan is most definitely the man.

Gotta say I love all his cameos, but his ASM scene takes it for me. So awesome.
avengingson - 8/16/2012, 12:37 PM
Stan Lee is one of the most awesome guys ever. And yeah, I did read that in his voice.
Minato - 8/16/2012, 12:44 PM
Black Panther FTW
Dedpool - 8/16/2012, 12:49 PM
I'm all for Sir Stan "The Man" Lee
KNIGHT3000 - 8/16/2012, 12:58 PM
I can tell he likes Tobey more. He always seems hesitant to talk about the new Spidey film in his interviews, like he's watching his mouth... He even said he would like to make a Spidey film. He didn't say that once in the past 10 years, until now... wonder why?

I'll tell you why, NEW SPIDEY FILM WAS WEAK, NOT TERRIBLE, WEAK.

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