Stanley, Shaadi Shaadi Shaadi, Warner Brothers discussed on The Weekly Substandard
And like, I think it is worth acknowledging that he had the right idea and was terrible at it kind of. Right. I mean, like the problem the problem with the marvel I p for so long as it was I it was it was formed out to a bunch of different people who had no idea what to do with it. And they put together Shaadi Shaadi Shaadi stuff that there was nothing better. I mean, there was no better way to do. It a time. I don't think there were no distribution channel that could have done any better. I mean, he was inventing a mode of of IP mining and messy. This isn't this is very model because it is you know, I mean like people didn't really get good at this until I think it's fair to say Warner Brothers DC. Because I think Warner Brothers kind of looked at what was at Time Warner Time Warner Time Warner buddy and looked at what they had there. And they're like, okay, we can do things with this. And this is why you have, you know, the Batman logo on literally everything and the Batman and superman movies, you know, kind of how how good those were. I might my one by one real Stanley thought is that he. The thing. He did that is most important. I think in addition to all this was the the the kind of creation of this idea of comic book fans as a community. The bullpen bulletin. I think is his actual real lasting legacy in the the world of superheroes and comic books. I mean, granted I think even more important than any individual character was this idea that you you were giving people a glimpse into the world of the comic books and saying like here, the guys who make it, you know, we're all friends, and we're having a good time, and it's fun. And it's cool to like comics. You know, you can have a community you can have friends. You can we can we can we can be the real winners and the heroes here and it took a while. But I I don't think that you can look at the universe in which we live now and not say yet that was right. This can be thing that brings people together. And the read the Brian Michael Benda's comic obituary, nothing the New York Times. Is great the the the two panels that you that? Yes. Bitch wary nil be as a comic. Yeah. And it was like the three times he met Stanley. And he said the last time he met him. He asked Stanley if he what he thought of the marvel movies and Lee said, you know, I haven't seen them in years because my I can't see anything. He said I'm sitting here across from you at lunch Stanley asked bend to go to lunch, and he asked to meet him at cheesecake factory how greatest where did Stanley one lunch. I wanna go the cheesecake factory closed, and he said, you know, sitting across from me, you look like a pink blob with blue just couldn't say, I'm the last years are not by all reports what you would have hoped for for a guy like Stanley. There's a lot of there was a lot of fighting over money and family, drama and business partner drama elder abuse allegation. Stanley. He deserved better. He he did. I mean, he did he did spend the last twenty years of his life getting into bed with various huckster z- like internet companies trying to do digital comics and understand yet at all the other hand twenty years ago. He was seventy five. Oh my God twenty years ago. He was old as dirt. No, he lifted from other twenty years that I was thinking about this. When he did his cameo in mallrats like I was thinking in cow old with Stanley. He was in the seventies. Yeah. I mean, he must have been he must've been seventy one or seventy two because I was ninety four. So, and he'll very spry funny theme still out and about well, I guess. Did you feel like the pain of like a like an actual emotional pain at him dying? I well, I made me feel Super Bowl like to live in a world where Stanley's dead. I just thought like just wanting. He's been a fixture in my life. Dating to my earliest memories of the world around me. My first concrete memories age five. Yeah. Yeah..