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    http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/07/24/sdcc-what-if-grant-morrison-met-stan-lee/

    It sounds like a half-joking agreement made on the spur of the moment, but if true . . .

    I would defeat a silverback gorilla with irritable bowel syndrome in single combat to read this.
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      CommentAuthornotwolf
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2008
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    whuf
  2.  (3085.3)
    Wow.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2008
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    So are they working together on this "MBX" character? 'Cause from what I read, it only said they're doing stuff for the same company.
  3.  (3085.5)
    http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080724-comic-con-stan-lee.html

    Morrie is working on animated shorts called MBX, while Stan Lee is creating a bunch of superhero comics.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2008
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    Lee's energy reserves are unthinkable. I'm also pretty excited to read about the Morrison panel with Gerard Way. and well anything else Grant has to say
  4.  (3085.7)
    Yeah, sorry, the first link's a little vague. Danny's is more specific, but this one

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=17377

    has the specific passage I was referring to, namely

    "The panel ended with Stan Lee and Grant Morrison being put on the spot by a fan who asked them to create a character together, on stage. After a bit of laughter and tentative discussion, Morrison said, "I think we should get paid for it, don't you, Stan?" And both of them declared that they'd work together to create a new character for Virgin. A new superhero, created by Lee and Morrison, who would reflect the 21st century."

    Like I said, it seems pretty spontaneous and jovial, and it's certainly not like any contracts have been signed. But still. Yes.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2008
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    can just picture the pitch now: "It's Stripperella meets The Invisibles..."

    ... which I'd actually read.
  5.  (3085.9)
    Who Wants to Be a Superhero meets Vimanarama!
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      CommentAuthornativio289
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2008
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    I've been seeing the ad in recent Virgin comics announcing the Stan Lee stuff and I just need to know why anyone thinks Stan Lee is viable in terms of creating new characters and titles? He got a bunch of hype over the DC books, but has anything he's created or written in the past 15 years sold? Or received any sort of critical acclaim?

    Virgin's done a bunch of neat, cool and interesting things the past few years. The Stan Lee thing just seems like a giant step backwards for them.
    I don't mean to sound like a dick, or a Stan Lee hater or anything, this just seems off...I don't know... Maybe I should keep my head-scratching on this to myself.
  6.  (3085.11)
    Stan Lee must still be a bankable name. "From the Creator of Spider-Man!" and all that.
  7.  (3085.12)
    after what happened with the authority, and him doing seaguy, i'm not sure about how much i trust morrison anymore.
  8.  (3085.13)
    after what happened with the authority, and him doing seaguy, i'm not sure about how much i trust morrison anymore.


    I am legitimately baffled as to what you mean by this.
  9.  (3085.14)
    Virgin's done a bunch of neat, cool and interesting things the past few years. The Stan Lee thing just seems like a giant step backwards for them.


    I would say that something like this fits perfectly into Virgin's M.O. - find a recognizable name, have them give a sketchy outline for an idea of a series (if that), and then hire professional comic book writers and artists to make a comic book out of it while promoting it with the recognizable name. In this case it's probably going to me more like Stan Lee writing plot documents which artists then work off of in classic "Marvel-style", but the general goal - producing comics with names that mainstream America recognizes plastered on them - remains the same.
  10.  (3085.15)
    Stan Lee had a tumultuous relationship with Jack Kirby. Grant Morrison has a tumultuous relationship with Jack Kirby's creations.