Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


With great fame comes great exposure

When Marilyn Monroe died young, one wag said, “Good career move.”

Bad career move? That might be Stan Lee outliving his legacy.

Put another way: Stan gets plenty of movie cameos… but I haven’t noticed any art shows of his work, or any biographies not authored by himself, or any museum in the making. All of those things are going to Jack Kirby.

One Response to “With great fame comes great exposure”

  1. Dan Says:

    Lee’s rep has curious parallels with that of Walt Disney; once hailed as an innovative genius, he’s now vilified in some circles as an exploiter-cum-sell-out. And he continues to rake in the dough.

    I sometimes wonder if some of the rhetoric about Stan Lee reflects the comic-book medium itself.

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