Tuesday, June 01, 2004

The tough questions: In its "Pop Quiz," the San Jose Mercury News (registration required) asks readers, "Who is Stanley Martin Lieber?" The answer, of course:

"You know him by the name attached to decades of comic-book work: Stan Lee. There's an endless stream of debate about the extent of his contribution, relative to artist partners such as the late Jack Kirby, in the creation of Marvel's superhero icons. But whatever the nuances, Lee is more revered than ever now that his characters, including the X-Men and Hulk, have been given big-budget movie treatments. Coming June 30: Spider-Man 2.