Friday 29th April 2016,
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Stir the Pot Saturday: Week 4

Jeff Hill 01/26/2013 Features, ZDONOTUSE

Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!

This Saturday’s question: Who is more responsible for the success of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee or Jack Kirby?

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Are they both equals in the realm of comic book creator gods? Do you think that the Fantastic Four would still be cool without Jack Kirby? Would someone else have created Spider-Man if Stan Lee hadn’t done so? Do you think Jack’s DC Comics work overshadows or diminishes his Marvel Comics work? Does Stan’s continued celebrity status in the comic world today make him hip and cool or an outdated relic? Or do you think that they both just lucked out and were at the right place at the right time? In other words, are you Team Stan or are you Team Jack?

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So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?

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About The Author

Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

  1. Tony_Cal 01/26/2013 at 10:59 am

    To me they BOTH are important to comic books. Yes Stan Lee is the face of comic books but Kirby's artwork defined some characters. It was just a perfect match that brought us here.

    • Diane Hill 01/26/2013 at 2:23 pm

      I'm Team Stan. I agree that they both are big names in comics and are the reason comics are what they are today…but come on…does Fantastic Four even compared to Spider-Man?

      • jeffhillwriter 01/29/2013 at 5:57 am

        I couldn't agree more. Spidey (among NUMEROUS other Stan creations) are significantly better and more relevant creations than anything Jack ever did (or in the case of almost all of his Marvel creations, ASSISTED) in his career.

    • jeffhillwriter 01/27/2013 at 9:41 pm

      I can agree with you on that. But if you had to pick ONE, which would it be?

  2. Sokos6 01/26/2013 at 7:48 pm

    Stan the man

    • jeffhillwriter 01/27/2013 at 9:43 pm

      Agreed. Hands down.

  3. Christian_J 01/26/2013 at 8:00 pm

    I'd say for the most part Stan Lee, but Kirby had a pretty significant role in making Marvel Comics the comic book siper-giant that it is today.

    • jeffhillwriter 01/27/2013 at 9:43 pm

      I can see what you mean, but part of me simply thinks that Kirby is overrated, even for his time.

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