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Thanks to my charmingly pack-ratty mother, my Merry Marvel Marching Society membership kits survived the ages. That’s her writing on the envelope of the first membership kit.
The first time I signed up for the M.M.M.S. was in 1964, at the age of 12. Later Marvel offered a second membership kit. Had to have it. That would have been in 1966 or 1967. Anybody know for sure when the second kit was offered? Anyway, by that time I was a regular writer for DC.
So, I was an M.M.M.S. member in good standing while working for Mort, which posed a grave danger….
What If George Pérez Drew the Legion of Super-Heroes…?
George gave me this. This is the original drawing done for George’s beautiful book PÉREZ* * ACCENT ON THE FIRST ‘E’. It was published in 1977, I think. Marvel gave George a license to use its characters for no charge (or, maybe a dollar). I presume DC did the same. George autographed a copy of the book for me.
George Roussos, who was Marvel’s staff cover colorist during the time I was Editor in Chief of Marvel told me something about Stan. I told a tale involving George a while back which can be found HERE.
George was a notable artist, and especially notable as an inker in his younger days. He worked for several companies, among them Marvel-precursor Timely Comics.
Stanley Lieber (who then used the pseudonym “Stan Lee,” which later became his legal name), a sixteen-year-old, comics-fanatic kid hired by his “Uncle” Martin Goodman (actually his cousin’s husband) was the entire editor of Timely comics.
Stan reportedly was always the first to arrive at the office. George was also an early bird. George told me that, occasionally, when he’d come some mornings to deliver work to Timely in the early forties, the only one there was Stan…
“…sitting cross-legged atop a tall filing cabinet playing the recorder.”
Now, there’s an image for you.