By Walt Hickey Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. This week, I spoke to Abraham Josephine Riesman, the author of the electric new book True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee, out last week. It’s another podcast Sunday edition. Let me know what you think of these.
Thanks for making the interview recording available! Especially for these longer interviews, I appreciate being able to listen to these Sunday editions. The podcast feature with Substack is great, I'd listen to all these Sunday interviews that way if possible :)
I'm fine with the unknown surrounding Stan Lee. Though I will say Jim Shooter worked with all these folks and said that Stan was right in thick of things when it came to making these comics. In fact Shooter said "The whole idea that Kirby just did everything and Stan just wrote some dialogue is just nonsense. The fact is when they take away credit from Stan it's just baloney"
Dang, so inspiring. Like how I should, and will, begin to catalog those years in NE Nebraska...a snippet about small town, fly-over villages, how things have changed, how they remain the same. At least a take...for posterity.