Category: Personal Stories

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the Mythical Marvel Bullpen

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the Mythical Marvel Bullpen

"Best wishes to Ken -- Stan Lee, Jack Kirby" The website for the Jack Kirby Museum, which honors the legendary comic book artist, somehow came across a scan I made of a page with two autographs. It's a sheet of mid-1960s Marvel Comics stationary that says, "Best wishes to Ken" followed by the signatures of … Continue reading Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the Mythical Marvel Bullpen

Lyrical Resonance, Reinterpretation, and Renewal

Lyrical Resonance, Reinterpretation, and Renewal

Bruce Springsteen, March 29, 2012 In the introduction to his song┬áJack of All Trades last Thursday at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, Bruce Springsteen noted---as he had on previous nights---that the song was penned before the explosion of the current debate about the 99% versus the 1%. "I wrote this when there was no Occupy Movement, … Continue reading Lyrical Resonance, Reinterpretation, and Renewal