This Is Why Teens Generally Don’t Get to Choose Their Names

Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined George Garrett
In 2008 19-year-old George Garratt legally changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.” He said he wanted to “be unique.”

Not to be outdone, these guys went a step further a couple of years later. 

They still didn’t match the complexity of this fellow, whose given name at birth may have lacked comic book references but surpassed everyone else as measured by mouthfuls. 

Meet the Man Who Made Us Marvel

Fun Facts about Stan Lee Marvel ComicsStan Lee has almost mythical standing among comic book aficionados. Without him, the world would never have heard of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, or any of the other 350 comic book characters that sprang from his fertile mind (see the list here).

Born Stanley martin Lieber on December 28, 1922, Lee revolutionized the comic book industry and American culture with his creativity. Here are some facts about the Man behind Marvel Comics. Continue reading

It’s Not Easy Being Green Grey

Marvel Comics’ mega-strong, most-in-need-of-anger-management character the Hulk is best known for being green. Originally he appeared as grey, just as his creator Stan Lee intended. When a printer error turned him green, Lee decided to go with the flow.

The Hulk has returned to grey occasionally over the more than half century since he first appeared. He has also sported different colors from time to time. In the end, however, he is iconically green, and we can just hope he doesn’t get very, very angry about that printer’s mistake.