Stan Lee visited Salt Lake Comic Con (SL Comic Con) on its final day. On Aug. 7, 2013 Lee took the Main Stage to the chants of his name and shouts of “Excelsior!”
Lee seems to not understand the reason for his success. He created comic book characters so that he could keep his job and continue to get paid.
“It was a job. That’s all it was. I guess I was lucky because I worked with the most talented artists in comic books,” says Stan Lee.
Fans wanted to know who would win in a fight between different characters, and Lee pointed out that the characters are fictional.
“It depends on who’s writing the story,” says Lee. “Everybody has his own conception of” the character and his power. “If you don’t know who would win, that makes it more fun.”
Lee counts Errol Flynn as one of his heroes.
“I would leave the theater with a crooked smile,” says Lee, the kind of smile that he thought Flynn had.
He would look for some little girl who was being bullied so that he could help.
“That’s how Errol Flynn affected me,” says Lee. “I wanted to do good deeds.”
SL Comic Con organizer and former Bruins basketball player Dan Farr came on stage to greet Lee and to talk about how the SL Comic Con had to send in the Hulk to get Lee to Salt Lake City.
“He said he’d beat me up if I didn’t come,” says Lee.
Lee made the decision to come to SL Comic Con after being convinced by Lou Ferrigno that Lee needed to be at SL Comic Con. (See Ferrigno’s account of the story.)
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See Lee make a suggestion to make the SL Comic Con better.
See Lee talk about why Marvel is more scientific than DC.