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  • jason shared from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
    “He had this thing for bondage and fetish,” said Annie Nocenti. “He was always finding excuses to give the White Queen some kind of . . . the only thing with Chris was saying ‘That’s going too far.’ He wanted to run a story line where Xavier wanted to wear women’s clothes and I said, ‘No fucking way.’ There are certain things you do not do to heroes, if you want them to keep being heroes.”
    Note: Claremont apparently had some freaky ideas for Professor X.
  • jason shared from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
    “I would tell any cartoonist who has an idea,” Lee concluded, “think twice before you give it to a publisher.”
    Note: Stan Lee in 1970. I wonder what he'd say now.
  • jason shared from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
    “My mother once wanted to give me a vacation,” Kurtzberg said, describing his childhood, “so she put me on a fire escape for two weeks and I was out in the open air sleeping for two weeks on a fire escape and having a grand time.”
    Note: Jack Kirby's Dickensian childhood.
  • jason shared from The Stand by Stephen King
    He waved smilingly at the parking lot.
    Note: I like Stephen King - and this book! - but this sentence made me wince.
  • jason shared from A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
    The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with beer. —Egyptian proverb, c. 2200 BCE
    Note: Love this.
  • jason shared from Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness by Neil Strauss
    Everyone loves you when you’re dead. Because when you’re dead, your happiness and accomplishments are no longer a threat to their belief system and self-esteem. You’ve been appropriately punished.