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Forty-eight ways to transform creativity: act two

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12.08.2021

Stan Lee was the co-creator of Spiderman, the X-Men, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Ant Man and the Wasp, Nick Fury and more Marvel household names. He was born in 1922 and started work at 17 as an assistant at Timely Comics. The interesting point of his career came in the early 1960s, a time when most of the characters that are famous household names now came into existence.

Until this point comics were highly disposable and aimed at seven-year-old boys; this was the standard and profitable business model.

Lee spent years churning them out, and didn’t really love them or believe in them.

No-one in the business wanted comics the way that Lee wanted to write them, with flawed characters who were far from all-American perfect heroes. And nobody wanted comics drawn as the peerless artist Jack Kirby wanted to........

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