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Old 12-27-22, 11:50 PM
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Stan Lee born 100 years ago today

Stan Lee was born 100 years ago today, on December 28, 1922. I thought Marvel, or comics in general would have some kind of celebration or special issue commemorating his 100th birthday, but I haven't seen much mention of it. I haven't been in comic book stores in a while, but did Marvel do any special covers or books for this milestone?
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Re: Stan Lee born 100 years ago today

This ad is running in the current DC titles. I don't get Marvel any longer so I have no idea what they may be doing.


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This ad is running in the current DC titles. I don't get Marvel any longer so I have no idea what they may be doing.

These came out yesterday. Have 0 idea as to why Marvel didnít celebrate it, specially when they do dozens of variant covers of any random celebration
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These came out yesterday. Have 0 idea as to why Marvel didnít celebrate it, specially when they do dozens of variant covers of any random celebration
I would have expected Marvel to at least do some variant covers through all or most of their titles, maybe incorporating him into a scene with the title character(s) on the cover. I'm sure something like that would have sold well. Maybe there's some legal reason they didn't. His name and image are likely trademarked, so they may need permission to use in certain ways now.
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Re: Stan Lee born 100 years ago today

Marvel has been running a full page tribute all month.

https://aiptcomics.com/2022/12/07/ma...00th-birthday/

And of course DC is going to try to make money off of him.
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Marvel has been running a full page tribute all month.

https://aiptcomics.com/2022/12/07/ma...00th-birthday/

And of course DC is going to try to make money off of him.
All companies are out to make money though. It seems like DC made more of an effort to celebrate the 100th though. The one page ad is good, I suppose, but I would have expected something more grandiose considering he created (or co-created) most of the early Marvel Comics characters and pretty much the blueprint for their style of storytelling.
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Re: Stan Lee born 100 years ago today

To be fair isn't that Stan does DC comic a few years old? They are offering it for free on DC infinite.
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Glad I got to meet him one last time in 2017. Happy what would have been 100!
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Re: Stan Lee born 100 years ago today

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All companies are out to make money though. It seems like DC made more of an effort to celebrate the 100th though. The one page ad is good, I suppose, but I would have expected something more grandiose considering he created (or co-created) most of the early Marvel Comics characters and pretty much the blueprint for their style of storytelling.
Yeah, with this Earth-6 one-shot, and the Kirby 100 series of one-shots that DC put out back in 2017, it's ironic that DC has done more original stories to celebrate the centennials of the two men responsible for launching the Marvel Universe as we know than Marvel themselves have.
Alas, the House of Ideas still sems to want people to think that the characters are more important than their creators.

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