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WAITING FOR TOMMY: TALKING ABOUT STAN LEE
By Richard Johnston

Anyone who's coming to Chicago WizardWorld, come by the Dynamic Forces booth and say hi. Oh and buy a statue - these Dynamic Forces guys have flown me out, I'm going to make sure they get their money's worth. If I've been dragged away, you can call me on 011447801350982. I'm only there Friday afternoon till Sunday afternoon, so be quick about it!

Now then...

Next month, Tom Spurgeon and Jordan Raphael will see their book STAN LEE AND THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN COMIC BOOK published from Chicago Review Press. You can read the prologue here and there's an extract in last month's Comics Journal, also reprinted here.

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The extract includes movie pitches written by Stan Lee with Marvel characters including

THOR: "If Arnold Schwarznegger [sic] had Robert Redford's face and Richard Burton's voice! Thor is surely the handsomest, most heroic, most powerful, most dutiful son any doting super-God ever had. The poor guy doesn't lie, doesn't cheat, doesn't do drugs, and fights his fool head off for truth, justice, and the Asgardian way of life. One thing though -- he's great in the hay."

SILVER SURFER: "The Surfer races across the Earth on his board. As he swoops down over New York, a "tall, overdressed black man" enters the picture: "It's Sweet-Daddy Wisdom, leader of New York's Black Mafia. He aims a hand gun at the Surfer. He commands the Surfer to land gently and get off the board. He says that everyone's been trying to get a line on him. And now he belongs to Sweet-Daddy Wisdom. Ol' Sweet-Daddy's gone and caught himself the world's choice prize. He's captured the ultimate honky."

Both writers are ex-Comics Journal staffers, with journalist backgrounds, so this promises to be a warts-and-all book of revelations. But is it simply a hatchet job? Or have the writers been won over by Stan's winning smile? I took the writing duo to task. And what better place for scurrilous hacks to meet than.well. over breakfast?

RICHARD JOHNSTON: So how much of this is a hack job? A volume intended to expose the worst of Stan Lee while sugar coating it with a few expressions of admiration?

JORDAN RAPHAEL: One sec... I'm just eating a bowl of cereal to keep up my strength.

RICHARD: Is it a proper cereal or candy in milk? JORDAN: Kix, which I think is neither. I usually eat proper cereals: Cheerios, Crispix, granola, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies.

RICHARD: I believe this is what you call avoiding the question. Are you Bill Jemas?

JORDAN: Right, right. Now, for your question...

RICHARD: Such as it is.

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