In a brand-new Comic Book Legends Revealed, get to the bottom of just how Stan Lee started to work for Marvel Comics (then called Timely Comics)!
Brian Cronin has been writing professionally about comic books for over a dozen years now at CBR (primarily with his “Comics Should Be Good” series of columns, including Comic Book Legends Revealed). He has written two books about comics for Penguin-Random House – Was Superman a Spy? And Other Comic Book Legends Revealed and Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent? And Other Amazing Comic Book Trivia! His next book, 100 Things X-Men Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, is due out from Triumph Books in April 2018. His writing has been featured at ESPN.com, the Los Angeles Times, About.com, the Huffington Post and Gizmodo. He features legends about entertainment and sports at his website, Legends Revealed. Follow him on Twitter at @Brian_Cronin and feel free to e-mail him suggestions for stories about comic books that you'd like to see featured at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Articles by Brian Cronin
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It's CSBG's annual Top 100 poll! This year, your vote is for the top comic book writers and artists of all-time!