Stan Lee: Publishers Believed ‘Spider Man’ Was ”Worst Idea”, How The Superhero Got Life [Find Out]

By Sohini Biswas | 1 year ago
Stan Lee: Publishers Believed ‘Spider Man’ Was ”Worst Idea”, How The Superhero Got Life [Find Out]

Almost for the last eight decades Stan Lee has been an incredible showman producing amazing creations traversing from comics to movies and TV shows and many others, fabricating persona capable of vanquishing or handling virtually any restraint of the corporeal planet. Lee has been a creator to the colossus on which Marvel now rest its entire empire on, counting the big shot superheroes starting from Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, X-Men and one of Lee’s personal favorite Spider-Man.

The 92-years-old man who “never really thought of doing comics for a living” narrated his experience in creating our beloved young Peter Pan stories, and how he faced pessimistic comments from his publishers, who anticipated Spidey to be a super disaster.

Recently, will talking to BBC Radio 4, illustrious comic book writer Stan Lee disclose to show presenter, Sarah Montague how his publishers believed the we-slinging youngster superhero Spider Man to be “the worst idea.”

“My publisher said, in his ultimate wisdom, ‘Stan, that is the worst idea I have ever heard, first of all people hate spiders…secondly he can’t be a teenager – teenagers can only be sidekicks and third, he can’t have personal problems if he’s supposed to be a superhero – don’t you know who a superhero is?'”

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In spite of the all demoralized remarks Lee didn’t step aside from his plans rather he requested an artist to sketch out the character of “Spider-Man,” on doing that he introduced it in the shattered final publication of “Amazing Fantasy,” which turned out to be a big success giving birth to our very own Spidey.

As per reports from ABC News, Lee explained that after the success of the last issue of “Amazing Fantasy” which indeed became the best seller for the month, his publishers came running to him, asking  if he could produce a series of Spider-Man. Top of Form

Meanwhile, the legendary comic book writer, who received no royalties for the character he created, Lee has published “Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir.” It is a new autobiography in the form of a comic book, in which Lee shares his iconic bequest and the tale of how modern comics came into life.

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Sohini is a writer by profession and painter by birth. She is also a bookworm and is involved in various gender empowerment activities. When she’s not playing with words, she is most likely busy painting or sculpting her imagery.