Monday, July 23, 2007

Stan Lee: ‘I’m No Superhero’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Comic book king Stan Lee is the mastermind behind infamous superheroes like Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk, but as far as his own personal character goes, Lee insists he’s no superhero.

Lee is producing and starring in the second season of his hit Sci-Fi Channel reality series, Who Wants To Be A Superhero?, premiering July 26th, and says while he has a super powerful imagination, he doesn’t consider himself a superhero like his legendary creations.

But that doesn’t mean Lee hasn’t made a few comic connections between himself and his superheroes.

Says Lee: “I’m no superhero, but the character that’s most like myself is Mr. Fantastic from Fantastic Four. When I first created Reed Richards [Mr. Fantastic], I modeled his personality after myself. He talks too much, uses big words and lengthy explanations, and bores the other superheroes to death. He’s me as a comic book character!”

And while Lee doesn’t mind lacking the super abilities of Mr. Fantastic, he does wish he had one real life super power.

Lee admits, “I wish I had the power to write faster than I do. My brain works faster than I write, so I have tons of ideas that don’t get jotted down. If I had that power I would definitely feel like a superhero!”

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