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Old 05-21-14, 11:09 AM
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What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

I started collecting comic books about 25 years ago and have thousands, but the truth is I don't have any from before that point that are worth a damn. Now I'm trying to figure out what to get Stan Lee to sign this weekend at the local comic book convention. I figure I can just ask him to sign a Spider-Man book that I do have (have most going back to Amazing Spider-Man 290). I also have Spider-Man #1 by Todd McFarlane, but I it's still bagged (McFarlane was NOT happy signing the bag). I guess I could always buy an older issue if I can find it, but I don't want to spend much money on a "key" issue.

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Old 05-21-14, 11:31 AM
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

Get an autograph on his nude centerfold.

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STAN LEE, CENTERFOLD (photograph by Eliot R. Brown)
When Stan Lee visited New York in January 1983, the editorial staff was at the peak of its yuk-yuk, hand-buzzer giddiness. They’d been shooting photos of each other in superhero costumes for some of the covers—several staff members appeared on the cover of the last issue of SPIDER-WOMAN—and now they were putting together a comic that consisted wholly of photos of intra-office hijinks. They wanted to include Stan the Man. Lee, the original ringmaster, jumped at the chance to pose for a nude centerfold. Marvel staffers photographed Lee with an oversize comic book covering his private parts; soon after, they received a call from his assistant in L.A. “Stan is wild,” said the assistant. “He should not have been naked for your centerfold. Please. Don’t.” (A Hulk costume was later superimposed over Lee’s body in postproduction.)

Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

UPDATE: Photographer Eliot R. Brown adds, “Stan indeed kept his fire-engine-red bikini briefs on—very business-like, I must add. You’d have thought he did this every day.”
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

A Samurai sword
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

Buy one of the Essential or Marvel Masterworks trades.
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Old 05-21-14, 12:04 PM
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

A picture of Jack Kirby.
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

A picture of Batman, and tell him you're Lee's biggest fan.
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^ Stan counted Bob Kane as one of his closest friends. It's no wonder he takes as much credit as he does.


Get him to sign a picture of Steve Ditko.
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A picture of Batman, and tell him you're Lee's biggest fan.
Yeah...get him to sign a book he never worked on and get a pic of him holding it to prove it's real.
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It's my own damn fault for asking...
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I like the Masterworks idea.
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

Ask him why he can't draw as well as his son, Jim.
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

I had this same dilemma a couple of years ago. I settled on him signing my "Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades" coffee table book.
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Ask him why he can't draw as well as his son, Jim.
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Your boobs.
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Old 05-21-14, 05:55 PM
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

Do you have "What If...The Amazing Spider-man had not married Mary Jane"?

Have him sign it and cross out the "What If..." part.

If ASM #290 is your oldest issue that would be a good issue to sign. It's a nice cover and plenty of white space for the signature to be showcased.

I think the Masterworks is the best idea though. Normally I wouldn't want an individual issue signed, but having his actual signature on a Spider-man Masterworks book would be fitting.

If you have any vintage Marvel merchandise from the 60s or 70s of Spider-man that would be good too.
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Get him to sign something he actually wrote instead of a random Spider-Man comic he had nothing to do with.

Such as:
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Nearly everyone has Stan sign a book of some sort. They are a dime a dozen. I would go with a nice that you can display on the wall like a nice Captain America shield signed inside the star or something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PU9XEO/...=IA25LGS7H5YKN

Incidentally, does anyone know who the artist is on this? I was thinking Arthur Adams but wasn't sure.
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Your boobs.
I've seen some girls actually have him sign them, or their arm, back, etc. and then go to a tattoo parlour to have it made permanent.
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

It's probably too late but you could have gone with the Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1 which was recently re-printed. And you should have had him sign it somewhere on the inside instead of on the dust jacket. (The downside is you can't display the book with the signature, but signatures on dust jackets look terrible.) The Omnibus is oversized whereas the Masterworks aren't.

Other than that, you probably just should have gone for something that is memorable for you. Stan Lee will sign just about anything so his signature isn't exactly rare. Might as well get it on something that already means something to you where his signature will increase that personal value of the item.
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Stan Lee will sign just about anything so his signature isn't exactly rare.
No kidding. I saw him sign all sorts of nonsense on Saturday from blu ray discs to a guitar to a ratty old tshirt for a dog. I settled on poster of Amazing Spider-Man #15 that I can actually hang on my wall. While he was signing away like a machine, he actually took the time to sign it large enough to be legible.
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Stan Lee will sign just about anything so his signature isn't exactly rare.
Stan's only got a few good years left in him. May as well get it now while you can.
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Find the rarest marvel in your price range on e-bay and pay them extra to next day it to you.
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Re: What should I get Stan Lee to sign?

Hold on, you have a Spider-Man #1 bagged, and you asked McFarlane to sign the bag? Wouldn't an open Spider-Man #1 with McFarlane's signature on the actual comic be worth more? Serious question.
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make him sign your arm and then get a tattoo
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Hold on, you have a Spider-Man #1 bagged, and you asked McFarlane to sign the bag? Wouldn't an open Spider-Man #1 with McFarlane's signature on the actual comic be worth more? Serious question.
Unless you have a CoA, it's worth less, regardless of where you have him sign it.
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