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Stan Lee's Stolen Blood Was Used To Sign Marvel Comic Books (tmz.com) 134

ISoldat53 writes: Someone stole a sample of Stan Lee's blood and stamped comic books with it to increase their value. TMZ reports: "We've learned several 'Black Panther' comic books are currently available at the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. store on the Las Vegas Strip. Each edition comes with a certificate of authentication that details the item as a 'Hand-Stamped Signature of STAN LEE using Stan Lee's Solvent DNA Ink.' Stan's friend and partner Keya Morgan discovered the 95-year-old's blood was allegedly stolen back in October after a former business associate presented Lee's nurse with fake docs that authorized that a sample be drawn. Our sources say the nurse pulled enough blood from Stan for him to feel lightheaded and dizzy. We're told the 'Black Panther' comic with Stan's Hancock in blue is selling for $250. The one in gold is twice that at $500. Stan's legal team is currently weighing its options to go after the former business associate who allegedly lifted Lee's blood." Evan Michailidis, a legal rep for the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. tells TMZ, "We're a retail store which purchased product from Hands of Respect LLC and DLK Brand Consulting LLC that appeared certified and obtained with authorization. The books were removed from our shelves immediately."
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Stan Lee's Stolen Blood Was Used To Sign Marvel Comic Books

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  • Just reinforces my belief that adults heavily into comics** are more than a little bit weird.

    **No, they're not "graphic novels", a novel implies a substantial, long and complex storyline, not small amounts of simplistic text in speech bubbles in something 20 pages long about characters in silly custumes with their underpants on the outside.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      How does it feel to be so cultured and superior to people you disagree with?

      Just wondering, if you met comic fans in person, would talk just like this to them IRL or do you just talk like this on the internet?

      • by Sloppy ( 14984 )

        Just wondering, if you met comic fans in person, would talk just like this to them IRL or do you just talk like this on the internet?

        Don't discount this. The rules of engagement in that culture are that when he talks to them IRL, he gets to wear a mask.

    • by Opportunist ( 166417 ) on Friday April 06, 2018 @06:39AM (#56391619)

      I don't give a fuck about comics, but had I known they exist, I would have bought as many as I could have gotten my hands on.

      1) Signed with the writer's blood. I have no idea what kind of comic it is but if it's some sort of vampire story, all the better. The geeks will go nuts about this.
      2) This will be considered illegal soon, and the books will no longer be available. Even if the blood had been drawn legally, we're looking at a health hazard. There are VERY strict standards about what you can do with blood. Mostly because there are SO many diseases associated with blood that we know, and we don't even have a clue about what we do NOT know yet. In labs, you'll notice that blood is usually handled in ways that already assume it's somehow hazardous.
      3) Now combine the demand that results from 1) and the very limited supply that results from 2).
      4) Profit.

    • by The Rizz ( 1319 ) on Friday April 06, 2018 @07:29AM (#56391695)

      No, they're not "graphic novels", a novel implies a substantial, long and complex storyline, not small amounts of simplistic text in speech bubbles in something 20 pages long about characters in silly custumes with their underpants on the outside.

      If you think that's what they all are, you're pretty damn ignorant. Many graphic novels definitely contain long and complex storylines - often moreso than many mainstream novels on the bestseller lists. Compare V for Vendetta's depth to that of Twilight. Or Sandman to 50 Shades of Grey.

      There are many, many very good, very complex and substantial works consisting of "text in speech bubbles". Some of them even are about "characters in silly costumes with their underpants on the outside" and still manage to say a lot (such as Watchmen or Kingdom Come).

      • Compare V for Vendetta's depth to that of Twilight.

        So you read Twilight then?

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Just reinforces my belief that adults heavily into comics** are more than a little bit weird.

      We live in a world where adults run around chasing Pokemon characters, spend hours playing Candy Crush, and take countless pictures of their own face behind dozens of Snapchat filters. Adults reading comic books is refined compared to that childish pointless shit.

      **No, they're not "graphic novels", a novel implies a substantial, long and complex storyline, not small amounts of simplistic text in speech bubbles in something 20 pages long about characters in silly custumes with their underpants on the outside.

      Uh, they're considered novels because they happen to be complex storylines that are essentially broken up and sold as individual chapters. And that "simplistic" text and speech has generated billions as those exact same storylines are brought to

    • by jbmartin6 ( 1232050 ) on Friday April 06, 2018 @08:51AM (#56391951)
      "underpants on the outside" is impossible, by definition those would be overpants
    • Get off your fucking high horse already and stop being a cultural snob. No one died and made you king.

      Logicomix: An epic search [amazon.com] for truth is 352 pages.

      Watchman [amazon.com] is 448 pages

      No one gives a fuck how long a graphic novel is -- only if they were entertained.

      Let me guess, you were probably one of those snobs who thought "talkies" (talking movies) were ruining movies [oldmagazinearticles.com] via a focus on dialogue would subvert the unique aesthetic virtues of soundless cinema. [newworldencyclopedia.org]

      You condemn yourself with your ignorance.

    • I must admit that, when I saw this story posting, my mind immediately went back to this:

      http://www.nbc.com/saturday-ni... [nbc.com]

    • a novel implies a substantial, long and complex storyline

      And so far there are few novels with as substantion, long and complex storylines as the graphic novels you ignorantly shit on.

      What you actually were trying to say is that a novel implies "verbage" which simply is not the case.

    • Geek culture in general is degenerate garbage for a degenerate audience. Oh look at me, my identity is indelibly tied to a mediocre sci-fi movie franchise! When they make a bad Star Wars movie it literally kills a part of my soul! At least I have my towering intellect, obsessive personality disorder, and unopened toy collection to console me.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    I possess the DNA of Stan Lee?! ...
    Do you realize what this means?
    All I need is a healthy ovum and I can grow my own Stan Lee!

    • Okay, all I'm giving you is the comic book...

    • I possess the DNA of Stan Lee?! ...
      Do you realize what this means?
      All I need is a healthy ovum and I can grow my own Stan Lee!

      Wrong bodily fluid. The issues "signed" with the one you want are *way* more expensive - and sticky -- I mean icky.

  • Are any of the comics still available for sale?

    I expect this to be the response from most people.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Bunch of vampires.

  • by rmdingler ( 1955220 ) on Friday April 06, 2018 @06:41AM (#56391623) Journal
    If history teaches anything at all, the rather morbid and malevolent withdrawal of blood from a 95 yr old will be punished by ever skyrocketing values these collectibles.
  • by dasheiff ( 261577 ) on Friday April 06, 2018 @07:02AM (#56391649)

    It could be anyone's blood. Who has the money to check?

  • by cstacy ( 534252 ) on Friday April 06, 2018 @07:15AM (#56391667)

    How much is needed to give me spider powers?

  • Every time I hear about what Marvel is doing on the comic front, it sounds like a vampire draining the life out of its victim. Only in this case it's SJWs who can't produce anything of value on their own taking beloved characters and making them "unproblematic." If it weren't for the movies staying roughly true to the original characters, Lee would have definitely lived to see the life drained out of his legacy by now.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Quoting hollywood rumor site TMZ. Thanks for nothing Slashdot.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      Quoting hollywood rumor site TMZ. Thanks for nothing Slashdot.

      TMZ is leaps and bounds better than most "media" and "news" organizations out there.

      TMZ reports facts without regard to political biases.

      You may not be interested in the facts they report, but no one's forcing you to watch, and no one's hypocritically setting up TMZ as some sort of faux journalistic "standard" a la "The New York Times".

      • by Anonymous Coward

        The problem I personally have with TMZ is if there was anybody to rightfully be called vampires, it would be those unethical asshats. They suck the life out of anyone in the public eye and will go to any length to "get the story". Their accuracy is surprisingly good, but their lack of any morals or ethics to get that story I take umbrage with. That and as you already mentioned, I don't give a damn about what they report on.

  • If I sell you a comic signed with what I tell you is Stan Lee's stolen blood, how exactly would you verify provenance? You can't. He isn't going to give you a DNA sample to test against. But I will also sell you a skin scraping to test against for a nominal fee. I guarantee that the samples will match.
  • by magusxxx ( 751600 ) <magusxxx_2000&yahoo,com> on Friday April 06, 2018 @08:30AM (#56391875)

    "You made KISS use their blood for their book! Now how do ya like it, Mr. Bigshot!"

  • He probably got the idea from a previous Marvel editor who had his ashes made into a comic book. [wikipedia.org]
  • Eww Blood-Stained? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by foxalopex ( 522681 ) on Friday April 06, 2018 @08:55AM (#56391969)

    I've bought books on my favourite web-comic series but at no point would I consider buying a blood-stained comic-book even appealing. The only way it would make sense would be if it was horror or something nasty in subject but for regular comics an artist or writer's signature with a good pen is good enough. I mean really what's next Stan Lee's half eaten sandwich wedged in there or something?

    • I've bought books on my favourite web-comic series but at no point would I consider buying a blood-stained comic-book even appealing. The only way it would make sense would be if it was horror or something nasty in subject but for regular comics an artist or writer's signature with a good pen is good enough. I mean really what's next Stan Lee's half eaten sandwich wedged in there or something?

      No...

      First, blood stains.
      Second, poop stains.
      Third, bloody poop stains.

    • I mean really what's next Stan Lee's half eaten sandwich wedged in there or something?

      He's had just about everything else stolen from him, why not take his sandwich too? Seriously, he should be worth mega millions but a variety of leeches have scammed him and his daughter for all he had.

    • I go a step further and would no tbuy a signed copy. Might be different ifI had a copy and the author signed it for me. It deos not add anything to the story itself. It wouldmake the book less prestine so of less value to me.
      I once had this bible made by a guy called Gutenberg, but some asshole called Luther scribbled a lot of stuff on the sides making it worthless, so I used it to light my bbq.

  • "Hand-stamped"? Like that adds *ANY* more value than machine-stamped? It's still a STAMP for God's sake!
  • Stan's legal team is currently weighing its options to go after the former business associate who allegedly lifted Lee's blood.

    Fraud and theft for Stan's legal team, I would guess. Assault, elderly abuse, more fraud for presenting falsified documents, etc., for the local DA to consider?

    Lucky they caught the guy when they did, sounds like the type who would gladly microtome Mr. Lee and sell "premium" comics with a slice each.

  • Not at all trying to downplay this, but some people get lightheaded and dizzy just looking at a needle. Like if my wife goes to the doctor if they stick her odds are she will get lightheaded and dizzy regardless of if they are drawing any blood or not.

Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?

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