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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 2011 (USA)
The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.


, (as William Lawrence Hess)

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A feature length documentary on the life and creations of Stan Lee. Stan Lee is the co-creator of Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and over 200 other characters that can be found in comic books, movie screens, and in retail stores around the world. Written by Anonymous

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The incredible story behind the REAL superhero


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Stan Lee: I don't know what the universal conception of creator is. Steve definitely felt that he was the co-creator of Spider-man. That was really, and once he said it I realized that it meant a lot to him, that was fine with me. So I said, "Fine, I'll tell everybody that you're the co-creator." But that didn't quite satisfy him. So I sent him a letter, I put it in writing, To whom it may concern: This is to state that I consider Steve Ditko to be the co-creator of Spider-man, or something like that. ...
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Is There a Bigger Name in Comics?
23 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A feature length documentary on the life and creations of Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man and many other classic comic characters.

Can you picture Stan Lee jumping on the desk, doing the voices of the characters? Apparently he did that. He also did some great things like pushed the idea of credits so artists and writers got their due, and challenged the silliness of the Comics Code.

He emphasized the human side of the term superhuman, making comics about relationships and personalities, with the battles only a minor issue.

This documentary also shows Stan's wife, and it got me to realize who she was... she used to be somebody! It taught me that Silver Surfer is loved by hippies, which still makes no sense to me (such a lame character).

What was this film missing? It needed more Nic Cage. If anyone in the world of film knows comics, it is Mister Cage.

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