Eat Your Heart out, Stan Lee!

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Posted by brettjett (136 posts) 2 months, 25 days ago

Poll: Eat Your Heart out, Stan Lee! (16 votes)

Insert William Moulton Marston in the films! 50%
Nah, leave him out! 50%

It’s a WONDERful life!

http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/2016/12/wonderful-life-eat-heart-stan-lee/

Hey Wonder fans,

What do you think of this idea of using the "Stan Lee method" of immortalizing Wonder Woman's real (true) father?

Vote on it!

And......Why or Why not?

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#1 Posted by SCORPIO_CASSADINE (1833 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course he should be included, the only matter is how? He could just be a 'Wonder Woman created by...' somewhere in the opening credits, or a more substantial mention that goes unnoticed by general audiences but makes a nice easter egg for fans.

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#2 Posted by Archizooom (1543 posts) - - Show Bio

He's getting his own biopic which hopefully will go a long away towards raising his profile in the public mind but a reference in Wonder Woman would be a nice little tip of the hat. But the best way to honor Marston's legacy is by doing justice to Wonder Woman

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#3 Posted by Outside_85 (17105 posts) - - Show Bio

The Stan Lee cameo tradition only really works because Stan is still alive to play these small parts. William however is very much dead and has been for very very long. That said I am kinda expecting to see his name over a shopwindow or on a school or something.

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#4 Posted by brettjett (136 posts) - - Show Bio

@outside_85: Did you even READ the article? I provided a link.

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#5 Posted by Jonez_ (10099 posts) - - Show Bio

Create a moving CGI image of him walking past Steve Trevor for a few sporadic seconds,

I was okay with this in Rogue One, but I really hope it doesn't catch on. Sorta morbid, in my opinion.

or get an actor to portray him testing spies on his deception test device.

meh

Or maybe even a news broadcast that mentions his name

Preferred method

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#6 Posted by Nerevarine_11 (9700 posts) - - Show Bio

ok

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#7 Posted by Jonez_ (10099 posts) - - Show Bio

And lets not kid ourselves. Stan Lee has done infinitely more for comic books that this guy has.

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#8 Posted by Outside_85 (17105 posts) - - Show Bio
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#9 Posted by brettjett (136 posts) - - Show Bio

@outside_85: Well then GET to reading before you can properly comment on it!

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#10 Edited by brettjett (136 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonez_: And Let's get smart here....Marston has done more for the ETHICAL presentation of comicbook superheroes than Stan ever did.

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#11 Posted by CSG_CL (3120 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be a nice homage to have a little Easter egg with his name dropped someplace or have a minor/side character named "Bill, Beth and Olive" or something to give her creators a nod. The man himself would have been a student at Harvard during WW1, but it would be kind of fun to have some side character talk about creating a lie detector machine. Point is they could easily incorporate a little cameo-esque moment that fans such as ourselves would get, but wouldn't really affect the story much.

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#12 Posted by Hatutzeraze (373 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonez_ said:

And lets not kid ourselves. Stan Lee has done infinitely more for comic books that this guy has.

Not sure I can agree with this, and I don't mean that as a dig on Stan Lee. I think Moulton Marston's pioneering and original spirit was extremely impactful more than a decade before Stan Lee was able to make his marks of significance. I think the impression that Stan Lee has done more comes from the fact that he did his best work at a time when his message was ready to be accepted. A lot of the spirit of Moulton Marston was ignored by subsequent writers because his ideas were pretty radical for a medium considered to be children's fare. Let's face it, none of Stan Lee's female creations will ever come close to being as culturally iconic as Wonder Woman. Marston's impact on comics is pretty big. Sure one can argue that Lee's is bigger, but "infinitely more" feels like an overstatement to me.

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