Stan Lee on superhero science

Premiering on PBS next Tuesday, Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle is a three-part series about the history of comic book heroes and their impact on culture. There's also a hardcover companion book, titled Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture, featuring full color art and interviews with Stan Lee, Michael Chabon, Grant Morrison, Adam West, and dozens of other icons and insiders. In the above clip from the PBS documentary, Stan Lee talks about the science of superheroes.

Notable Replies

  1. I think this could be alternately titled "STAN LEE AND THE ART OF BS"

    In the first half of this clip, Lee arduously explains that Marvel was not scientific. In the last half he explains that Marvel tried to be "very accurate scientifically" - this is further proof that artists shouldn't attempt to talk about or explain their work - though, of course it's a pleasure to hear Lee talk about anything. He does know how to talk the talk. Though whether he makes any sense is another matter. Long live the Hulk!

Continue the discussion

5 more replies