Given that today is Stan Lee’s birthday and that he is likely the most photographed comic book creator in the world, it seems like an ideal time to do another installment of this series. Once again, these are all vintage photographs of assorted comic book writers, artists and editors from years past.
Jack Kirby in his basement studio known as “The Dungeon”, circa 1966
At a planning meeting for the first IRON MAN film in 2008. From the left: Joe Quesada, Axel Alonso, Brian Michael Bendis, me, Mark Millar, Jon Favreau and an unidentified Marvel Studios staffer.
Stan Lee in his office, circa 1975
A 1948 photo of Ray Holloway, Syd Shores, Dave Jaffee, Ezra Jackson, Art Simek, Art Wiess and Alan Sulman
Bob Wiacek in the Marvel Bullpen, 1983
Steve Ditko, circa 1961
Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, promotional photo circa 1941
Stan Lee at the wedding of Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson at Shea Stadium, June 5, 1987
Jack Kirby, circa 1982
John Romita in his Marvel office, late 1980s.
Jack Kirby, late 1970s
Danny Crespi, Nel Yomtov and Jim Salicrup in the Marvel offices, early 1980s.
Mike Carlin, Chris Claremont and Walt Simonson, circa 1983
Stan Lee on the beach, late 1940s
Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, circa 1941
John Verpoorten and Stan Lee, circa 1970
Mort Weisinger, date unknown
Stan Lee at Marvel’s animation studio, 1983
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, circa 1972. That’s Roz Kirby in-between them, mostly blocked by Stan.
John Romita and Stan Lee, circa 1970
Stan Lee, circa 1966
Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, circa 1987
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6 thoughts on “Comics Creators in the Wild 9”
Might the unknown in the shot with Danny Crespi be Chris Claremont? It kind of looks like him.
Nope. It’s Nelson Yomtov.
That makes much more sense, actually.
I _thought_ that looked like Nel, but I wasn’t around enough back then to be sure.
The kid in the Spider-Man suit was Chris Sanders, the creator of LILO AND STITCH. He was the only one at Marvel Productions fit enough to wear the suit. This is in the parking lot in front of the studio.
It’s funny that Stan Lee’s hairpiece is different in every picture!