Skip to comments.Stan Lee Named as One of Forbes' Most Influential Celebrities for 2014(Lee Beats out Rush)
Posted on 01/17/2014 9:16:09 AM PST by SMGFan
Lee beats out Rush Limbaugh on the magazine's list of the 10 celebrities with influence, thanks to his role as co-creator of the Marvel Universe.
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Who’s Stan Lee?
Since Rush just sales Tea and kids’ Books these days, they figured Stan Lee sales more comic books than Rush’s Tea and Books combined. Maybe.
He’s a Kung Fu actor.
stan lee? paaaaaaleeeeze what a fake.
he is just about the money and even sold the rights to his name. lost all his lawsuits and only makes money from lame cameos.
Like you I have never heard of him.
Yeah. I never heard of him.
I’ve never heard of Stan Lee.
I used to read Lee’s comic books as a kid but his movies don’t interest me, seems like kid stuff.
Ironically its similar with Rush,
Have you heard of Spider-Man?
I actually think that’s fair. Rush shouldn’t even be on the list; labeling him as a celeb rather than a political commentator and influencer diminishes his work over the last 20+ years.
Lee? Isn’t he the guy that used to write the one-page text stories in “Marvel Mystery Comics” in the days before World War 2?
A comic book writer. Created Spiderman and a whole host of others.
Stan Lee has been on the public scene thirty years longer than Rush has.
Ha! I just rescued a little old Maltese dog on Saturday, we named him Stan Lee after this guy because we like Big Bang Theory and those guys revere this writer of comics.
Leonard: Stan Lee./The Big Bang Theory
Penny: Um, Stanley, Stanley, Stanley Tucci?
Leonard: No, no, Stan Lee.
Penny: Oh, oh, Stan Lee! Cool!
Leonard: You have no idea who he is, do you?
Penny: Of course I do. Youre an important part of my life and I pay attention to the things you are interested in.
Leonard: Good, good, so, whos Stan Lee?
Penny: Um, he was on Star Trek.
Penny: Star Wars?
Penny: Um, uh, Stan Lee, oh, he was in those goofy kung fu movies you love so much?
Leonard: Thats Bruce Lee.
Penny: Oh. So, is this Bruce Lees nerdy brother, Stan?
Ive never heard of Stan Lee.
Big Bang Theory is the only reason anyone knows Stan Lee.
“Well Stan Lee, here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into”.
The only reason anyone (mostly) knows anything about him, is because he is talked about on Big Bang Theory.
Stan Lee hasn’t “created” anything of note in at least 30 decades. Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (who’s still alive) were CO-creators (and the artists behind the works as well).
The company almost went bankrupt when Bill Clinton’s pal at Revlon bought it out in the 1990s and tried to monopolize distribution (bought the leading distributor) and flooded the market with “buy it now” trendy covers. Retailers had to accept full publishing inventory of titles in order to receive the competative discount on pricing.
The same rat bastard paid off Monica Lewinsky when she was having to lie under oath (she had a six figure salary but no skills).
Stan Lee has his own Clinton scandals associated with Hillary Clinton.
This is just a load of bunk.
Was that him or Mickey Spillane?
Limbaugh makes movies?
3 decades or thirty years.
I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested.
Yeah, I’ve never heard of him. His real name must be Stanley Lee. His parents must’ve been winners.
Love that scene......then the restraining order was as well.
I’ve never seen the show. the commercials show effeminate males pretending to be intelligent. the fag vibe comes thru even in the ads (ie: if you want to be smart, be an effeminate male). zero interest
Not that similar, although his Rush mailed newsletter in the 1990s was comic book like.
Here is the list:
1. Steven Spielberg
3. George Lucas
4. Ron Howard
5. Martin Scorsese
6. Dr. Oz
7. Barbara Walters
9. Stan Lee
I always check to see if they served in the military so I can add them to my list of Celebrities In Uniform. Here’s the details about Lee:
Lee entered the United States Army in early 1942 and served stateside in the Signal Corps, writing manuals, training films, and slogans, and occasionally cartooning. His military classification, he says, was “playwright”; he adds that only nine men in the U.S. Army were given that title.
Stan Lee has been known long before Big Bang Theory... wait, he was on that show?
Rush is the token conservative.
Nice, you have never seen it, however know all about it.
There are no homosexuals caricatures on the show.
LOL! Ask Penny, Leonard, or Sheldon.
He created Spider-Man, Hulk, and a bunch of the super heroes of the Marvel universe
Stanley Leiber is his real name.
That, and “So you want to be a Superhero” show.
Dr. Oz is a real person?
Meh. I’m just happy that a bunch of Holly-Libs ranked Rush as high as they did.
Stan wouldn’t have been that “creative” without artists like Kirby, Ayers, Ditko, etc... He’d basically call them up with a basic idea for a plot and then they’d turn in the art, which he’d then dialogue the pages based on their notes.
His brother, Larry Lieber is the more competent writer, IMHO.
I’m surprised that Stan Lee is on a 2014 list, considering that most of his achievements were done before I grew up.
For what it’s worth, I almost invested in Marvel when it was headed towards penny stock status. I figured the licensing would be a valuable asset but if they went bankrupt I as a investor might get screwed.
Today’s “success” is from Disney’s ownership. Another monopoly that should not exist.
Same with Schrödinger's cat, which I've seen many references to on F.R.
So Rush is in Forbes top 10 most influential people and this idiot paper tries to sping the story that someone who didn’t deserve it, edged Rush out by one place. This is totally leftist delusional tripe.
Honest headline, based on facts:
Rush Limbaugh on Forbes Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities
Hah! Don’t watch any of their tv shows, am not a big fan of their movies, and only listen to Rush if I am in the car at that time.
They all mean absolutely nothing to me. Not up on pop culture I guess.
They gambled everything, literaly, on films. It worked and then they sold out to Disney. Crazy