News Stan Lee died

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  1. JD

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    I don't usually buy stuff like that, but I might make an exception for something like that.
    Stan's death has finally inspired me to read the first Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks, which I got last year, but hadn't gotten around to reading yet. It'll be my first Stan Lee comic.
     
  2. The Old Mixer

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    Early Lee/Ditko Spider-Man was pure comic book awesomeness.
     
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    It's almost fitting that they passed away so close together.
     
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    I think one of my favorite cameos of him is from the 90s animated series where he gets to swing around with the real Spider-man and then getting stuck on top of a roof wonders if the Fantastic 4 might be able to help him get down.
     
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    I started Masterworks: ASM Vol. 1 yesterday, and even just a few pages in I'm really enjoying. The dialogue is a little cheesy compared to what we see in today's comics, but I understand that was the era, and it's still a lot of fun.
     
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    For comparison, just read any ol' Brand Echh from the same general timeframe.
     
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  9. JD

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    Read the first three issues of Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man, and I did really enjoy them. Like I said before some of the dialogue felt a little cheesy reading it today, but the stories were great. I pretty much just ended up approaching the dialogue like I do in when I read things like Shakespeare. A few tiny changes and these stories could be told today, and still work just well.
    I didn't realize just how many of the familiar elements that we still see today were introduced in these early issues.
    I did notice a mistake in one of the issues, I think it was either ASM #1 or #2, the narration kept referring to Peter Palmer instead of Peter Parker. I'm not sure if it was a mistake or a change, but one of the issues had J. Jomah Jameson as the publisher of Now Magazin instead of The Daily Bugle.
     
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    I don't know if it was corrected in the collected edition or not, but aside from the Peter Palmer thing, there's also one panel in issue 3 or Doctor octopus calls Peter Parker "Superman".
     
  11. Kai "the spy"

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    Yeah, some of these mistakes slipped through in those days. Gotta remember that Stan was his own editor and doing both jobs on all of Marvel's books back then, so there was nobody else checking Stan's texts, not even the artists, as Stan would have added the dialogue after the art was done. Under those conditions, it's actually relatively few mistakes that made it to the newsstands.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

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    Stan was known for forgetting things. He called Bruce Banner, "Bob" in an issue, which is how we got Robert Bruce Banner as his full name.
     
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    Yeah, Stan generally wasn't good with names. That's why he used so many alliterative names, so he could remember them better (better obviously not meaning perfectly). And we know what happens to his characters that don't have an alliterative name:
     
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    To say nothing of Avengers #2, when Rick Jones identified the Hulk's alter ego as Don Blake!
     
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    CBR is presenting the top 100 stories written by Stan Lee as chosen by readers. Here are 91-100.

    One thing that strikes me is what a loss to the comics world the tragic death of artist Joe Maneely was. We can only imagine what the Marvel Universe may have looked like if not for his tragic death. The two stories with Maneely art presented here are the first appearance of the Black Knight in 1955 (his look hasn't changed much) and a story from 1953 called "The Raving Maniac" which was a swipe at "Seduction of the Innocent" author and general nut-job Herbert Wertham.

    Also included is a 1982 Silver Surfer story with John Byrne art that I consider a favorite and the first ever "Merry Marvel Misunderstanding" when the FF first met the Hulk in FF 12.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder what number one will be. Probably the Galactus Trilogy, although I'd vote for FF Annual #6, or maybe "This Man, This Monster."
     
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    I'd think that Amazing Fantasy #15 or maybe FF #1 would be most likely, thinking in terms of influence/impact.
     
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    They should really do a Stan Lee Archives or something.

    That is definitely possible.
     
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    If Marvel had a game like DC Universe Online, that could be accomplished, similar to how Carrie Fisher was memorialized in the Star Wars online game (all lightside and darkside players were allowed to meet in a central location and pay respects to a statue of Carrie/Princess Leia); this would simply be the same, but with all of the superhero and super bad guy/gal players in the game paying respect to a statue of Stan.

    That makes me wonder if the same thing was indeed done for Stan in DC Universe Online, too.