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Stan Lee calls for ‘raw realism’ in comics (aka bathroom breaks)

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Stan Lee calls for ‘raw realism’ in comics (aka bathroom breaks)

With the birth of the Marvel Universe more than five decades ago, Stan Lee helped create real heroes with real problems. However, now he’s beginning to think Marvel’s comic books aren’t realistic enough.

“I wonder why, in any story, we’ve never shown that a hero or heroine has to go to the bathroom?” the legendary writer says in the latest installment of “Stan’s Rants,” appropriately titled “Superhero Potty Talk.” “To be terribly realist, wouldn’t it be something: You have a fight scene, and the hero is fighting the villain, and suddenly he says, ‘Hey, hold it a minute, please. Can we finish this later? I just have to go!'”

Lee suggests that readers would appreciate the “raw realism,” but I’m not sure we’re ready for the Bathroom Age of Marvel. Particularly if it involves Galactus …

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