For those of you who don’t know, Stan Lee was the person who came up with popular Marvel comic book characters like Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and many others. He had been interviewed a million times. However, there is one interview that is way better than most. It is sold on a DVD called Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters & Marvels. It is by far the best Stan Lee Interview to date.
In this particular interview, Stan Lee is interviewed by popular filmmaker Kevin Smith. The DVD (Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters & Marvels) has the interview actually broken up into two halves. The first half focuses on Spider-Man, while the second half discusses everything else.
So what makes this interview so special? Stan Lee tells Kevin Smith about his youth, and old home footage is shown on 8mm. In addition, his wife is interviewed as well, telling things from her perspective. The best part, however, is a rare look into Stan Lee’s home, where he shows off his comic-related collectables he had acquired over the years.
Beside being the best Stan Lee interview, the cost of the DVD is super-cheap (below five dollars) and is inspiring and fun to watch. As I was watching it, I kept thinking to myself how great this would be as a gift to an aspiring comic producer, or just to anyone who generally loves comics. Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters & Marvels: Creating Spider-Man and Here Come the Heroes can easily be found on Amazon for dirt cheap, so be sure to take a look.