Stan Lee naked, 1983

Sean Howe tumblrt grade ein paar Previews aus seinem kommenden Buch „Marvel Comics: The Untold Story“, ein „unvarnished, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes account of one of the most dominant pop cultural forces in contemporary America.“ Unter diesen Previews: Dieses Bild von Stan Lee, der nackt auf einer Couch für ein Marvel Special von 1983 posiert. Nach dem Fotoshooting hat er’s sich anders überlegt und über den nackten Alabasterkörper wurde ein Hulk-Kostüm montiert.

When Stan Lee visited New York in January 1983, the editorial staff was at the peak of its yuk-yuk, hand-buzzer giddiness. They’d been shooting photos of each other in superhero costumes for some of the covers—several staff members appeared on the cover of the last issue of SPIDER-WOMAN—and now they were putting together a comic that consisted wholly of photos of intra-office hijinks. They wanted to include Stan the Man. Lee, the original ringmaster, jumped at the chance to pose for a nude centerfold. Marvel staffers photographed Lee with an oversize comic book covering his private parts; soon after, they received a call from his assistant in L.A. “Stan is wild,” said the assistant. “He should not have been naked for your centerfold. Please. Don’t.” (A Hulk costume was later superimposed over Lee’s body in postproduction.)

STAN LEE, CENTERFOLD (photograph by Eliot R. Brown) (via The Beat)

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