[email protected] took us on a journey into some Marvel history with the “Stan Lee, Marvel, and Rolling Stone: 50th Anniversary” panel.

  • 50 years ago, “Rolling Stone Magazine” published a point-of-view article about Robin Green, Stan Lee’s assistant and the successor to the legendary Flo Steinberg.
  • The panel, which looked back at that article, featured:
    • Robin Green (The Sopranos)
    • Roy Thomas (first Marvel EIC after Stan Lee)
    • Linda Fite (Claws of the Cat)
    • Jean Thomas (Night Nurse)
    • Mimi Gold (Black Widow)
  • Green and Thomas recalled their time with Steinberg, who brought Green into Marvel.
  • Green then went on to discuss how this Rolling Stone article came to be and that the idea was actually pitched to her, rather than the other way around.
  • She also talked about the offer being five cents per word for the article, which she joked was the reason for the article being 10,000 words.
  • Thomas also mentioned that, to the best of his knowledge, this was the first national article about Marvel that had ever been published.
  • The panel got a look at the Herb Trimpe-drawn Hulk cover for that particular issue of Rolling Stone and wondered where the original art is now.
  • The whole group took a stroll down memory lane, looking at some photos from their times at Marvel and reminiscing about their time working with the legendary Stan Lee.
  • They also took time to praise Green for her work on this article, calling her “fair and balanced” in her portrayal of Stan Lee.
  • They also looked at a cover of Rolling Stone 40 years later, which also featured the Hulk, only this time it was the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the character.
  • You can check out the full “Stan Lee, Marvel, and Rolling Stone: 50th Anniversary” panel below:

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