By Steve Morris
SFW? NSFW? I suppose it all depends on if your boss has an alliterative name or not. Writer Sean Howe, building up to the October 9th release of his new book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, has been releasing snippets and previews via the book’s Tumblr page. And this most recent update certainly gives you something you’ve never seen before. Dare you risk the jump?
Who needs Prince Harry photos? The photo apparently came about in 1983, during the creation of a Marvel photo-comic celebrating the behind-the-scenes office life for Marvel Comics. When Stan Lee visited the office, the staff suggested he do a nude photoshoot, and by all accounts his pants were flying through the air in a Mighty Marvel Manner before anybody could stop him.
Covered only by a copy of The Incredible Hulk, Stan sprawled across the luckiest sofa in comic-book history and Eliot R. Brown snapped him for posterity. Upon finding out what he’d done, Stan’s assistant reportedly called the office:
Stan is wild. He should not have been naked for your centerfold. Please. Don’t
So, in respect to Stan’s legacy, a Hulk costume was photoshopped over the image when it was published.
Rumours that Joe Quesada will be replicating the pose next year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the X-Men have yet to be confirmed. Or denied!