February 27, 2011

Excelsior! Stan Lee creates "world's first gay superhero"

Stan Lee's heyday was in the 1960s ... and he should leave that be. Ever since his masterpiece co-creations such as the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Hulk and X-Men, his ideas haven't exactly been ... prolific. Anyone ever see the laughable "Lightspeed?" It's a good example of the quality of Lee's ideas since his high point. Well, for some reason Mr. Excelsior thinks this is a winner:

Lee has reportedly created a character called Thom Creed, a high-school basketball player who is forced to hide his sexuality as well as his superpowers.

It is not known what kind of powers Creed will display.

Lee developed the idea of a gay character from the award-winning novel Hero by Perry Moore, the Sun reports.

A television industry source told the paper: “It was only a matter of time before we had our first gay superhero. And if there is one man who can make him a success it is Stan Lee.

“There’s a real buzz among comic book fans.”

Really? Lee is the "only one?" Sorry, but hardly. Not anymore.

And "real buzz?" Yeah, fanboys may be talking about the premise currently, but unless this show is on the Logo network, I can virtually guarantee you -- it ain't gonna make it. First of all, Creed ain't the first gay superhero. At Marvel itself, the Canadian superhero team of Alpha Flight has a gay member, Northstar. Second, the whole "hide who you really are" motif has been done ad nauseum already with the mutant concept (X-Men, etc.).

Oh, and if you need further proof that Lee has lost it, just take a gander:

Lee recently told GQ magazine that the world needed an Economist Man and a Foreign Relations Man to help the world weather the global financial crisis.

"Being president these days is too big a job for someone with just one superpower. Though I do think Obama has a certain Mr. Fantastic quality," he said.

There 'ya go -- Lee actually believes that Barack Obama has a similar intellect as the Fantastic Four's leader. Right. And House Speaker John Boehner can bench press almost as much as the Hulk.

Posted by Hube at February 27, 2011 10:37 AM | TrackBack

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It is not known what kind of powers Creed will display.

Oh, the fun I can have with this.

Posted by: ThePaganTemple at February 27, 2011 05:23 PM

Though I do think Obama has a certain Mr. Fantastic quality,"

Err, yeah, like he can stretch the truth out of all proportion to reality.

Posted by: ThePaganTemple at February 27, 2011 05:25 PM

People have been telling me for years that "Creed is gay." This whole time I thought they were talking about the band.

Posted by: Duffy at February 28, 2011 11:45 AM