Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stan the Man Announces Yet Another Project

Stan The Man Lee has partnered with Archie Comics for a new project. Read all about it here on Comic Book Resources:

While I love The Man, do we really need another new Stan Lee project? He hasn't had the best track record as of late, don't get me wrong, he struck comic book gold back in the day with Spidey, FF, the X-Men and more. He seems to have a hand in just about everything these days. Kudos to Lee for not retiring quietly, he's been out there making deals and making money ever since he left Marvel. No rest for the wicked. I wonder if Archie comics will be disappointed in the sales figures for this new line of comics? Or am I wrong, and they will sell crazy-well? I for one can't wait for Stan The Man to show up again in MORE comics, lol. He's quite the celebrity these days isn't he? I still laugh when I think about the last time I saw him at the SD show a couple of years back. There we were busy working at the Moonstone booth, when Stan walks by. It was incredible. There was a guy in front with a megaphone announcing "Make way for Stan the Man Lee" as he went through the hall. People would stop and clap as he walked by, and he had a whole entourage with him, just like the rest of the Hollywood-types walking through the hall on any given day. I've seen a lot of stars in the hall, such as Sarah Michelle Geller, Gene Simmons, Dominic Monaghan, and others whose names I can't remember at this moment. They all usually walk around the hall with huge groups of people/bodyguards around them. Crazy shit I tell you. I stopped what I was doing, of course, and clapped with the rest of the masses, because he IS Stan the Man Lee, how can you not?

What do you think, should Stan keep trying new things in the entertainment world, or should he just BE Stan Lee and that should be enough? I guess we can't begrudge the man from trying to make more money, he's very good at it. People WANT to believe in the magic that is Stan Lee, but will it pay off for Archie Comics?

Go go Stan! We love you, not only because you wrote many of our favorite Marvel characters back in the day, but because you are such an entertaining character in your own right. And wasn't it mentioned somewhere recently that Stan will be making a BIG announcement at some upcoming Wizard show or something? What else can the man be working on? He sure is a busy guy!


  1. Someone the other day compared Stan Lee to Ringo Starr: had an amazing run in the 60's when paired with some amazing collaborators and has been costing on that rep ever since.

    While I'm certainly not going to pick up any of his new stuff, I won't begrudge the man wringing every last dollar he can out of that legacy. That said, he's the man who gave us Striperella, so I guess he may want to quit while he's ahead.

  2. Tom Tolios, Dimestore PsychologistFebruary 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    If I saw Stan Lee IRL, I'd immediately dive for cover.

    Because you know there will be falling debris.

  3. Archie: "Juggs are you gonna eat all those burgers?"
    Jughead: "I'm the best at what I do bub!"

    Go Stan! Keeps him young and spry.....well, active anyway.