Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Odds and Ends

Interview with Stan Lee at the Huffington Post.  I liked this question and answer:

If all the superheroes in the world were wiped out, but you could keep one around, who would you keep that had the highest value to humanity? And who would you keep for selfish reasons?
I think I’d have to say Iron Man because Tony Stark has the wealth, inventive genius and impenetrable armor to accomplish almost anything.
 Ah, but he also has that ticker problem which could leave the world hero-less at any moment.  Stan didn't answer which hero he'd keep around for selfish reasons, but I'd suspect the answer is Spidey; IIRC, Stan kept writing that title longer than any other Marvel book with the exception of Fantastic Four (both of which he relinquished effective with the October 1971 issues).

Hat Tip: A regular emailer.

Was Spider-Man a male chauvinist pig?

A Nick Cardy/Carmine Infantino self-swipe cover? Note the significant difference in the attitude of the kid in the chair in the two versions.

Jacque Nodell posts some Danish romance covers of the 1970s.  Not a whole lot of difference with American romance covers of the time, although perhaps a few less tears.


Anonymous said...

There have been so many physical resets of Stark's physical condition that it's hard to be sure--but wasn't there a story in IM #58 (after an attack by the Mandarin and the Unicorn had damaged his chest plate) where Stark discovered that his body's rejection of his artificial heart had reversed itself? Maybe Marvel finally dropped its heart attack fixation. Come to think of it, it's been awhile since even Aunt May has dropped from an attack.

Jacque Nodell said...

There aren't as many (or any) tears. Interesting observation, Pat! Thank you for the shout out! :)