Stan Lee Wishes BATMAN Creator Bob Kane Was Around To See MARVEL’s Success

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StanLeeSpiderStan Lee is a polarizing figure in the comic book world. The man was responsible for creating or redefining some of Marvel’s most iconic characters during his tenure there. Many people like to throw fuel on the fire when it comes to the DC vs Marvel flame war, but Lee has never been that type of person.

That however, hasn’t stopped him from wishing his good friend Bob Kane could have seen what Marvel has done in the realm of movies. “I wish my friend Bob Kane were still with us. He’s the fellow that created Batman. Bob always use to tease me about the fact that Batman was a big deal in movie and on television, and we at Marvel had done nothing. I wish he was here not so I could return that teasing,” he said with a laugh.

Things then turned a bit more serious when he was asked why he didn’t think DC had quite found the success that Marvel had on the big screen. Lee was very straight forward with his answer, and it came down to one thing, effort. “Maybe we have put a little more effort into refining the characteristics and nature of our heroes. Maybe a little more effort than they have on the other side of the aisle,” explained Lee.

You can only imagine what kind of good natured ribbing Lee and Kane could have with Batman being the only solo hero to cash in over a billion dollars at the box-office, but Lee’s characters being in so many movies. Also his comments on why DC doesn’t seem to be as successful intrigue me as well. Do you agree with him? Leave your comments in the comment boxes below. You can check out the video in which Stan made his comment below as well, and make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy for the latest on all things Marvel and DC.


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