Sunday, September 9, 2007

Stan Lee on collaboration in comics

A nice description from Stan Lee of how his collaboration with artists worked and how the artists wound up being co-creators of the famous Marvel characters, such as Spiderman. Click on the rest of the videos of this interview to get his full story.

Over the years there's been a lot of controversy about Lee getting too much credit for the famous creations of the Marvel Universe--especially concerning getting credit for all of Jack Kirby's creativity, and to a lesser extent Steve Ditko work. But from this interview I get a sense of Lee as co-creator and facilitator of that early 1960's Marvel wirlwind of creativity, and it certainly couldn't have happened without him.

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