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Joint Oneshot manga by Hiroyuki Takei and Stan Lee

by avrc
Mar 1, 2008 4:21 PM | 30 Comments
According to the latest Jump SQ issue, Hiroyuki Takei (of Shaman King fame) and Stan Lee, will be working together on a oneshot manga. It will be published in a special edition of Jump SQ (on sale 4/18).

Source: Shaman King Nation

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SageShinigami said:
This breaks down to a matter of opinion. You seem to think that all jobs in the industry are equally important. I say that some are (obviously) more important than others.


Hey Sage,

Its pretty clear you have not worked in any industry yet for you to make those comments. Of course some positions are more important than others, but once you get into an industry you will see the hell that it is, and how utterly important some roles are in productions. How small even the greatest talent can seem in the world, which can go untaped if it were not for very important people in the fields.

I am not a huge Stan Lee fan. Not in the slightest my boy. I am a HUGE Spiderman fan. Stan Lee is a sellout, or either the people who now represent him are sellouts.

Thank you for skipping your condescending remarks once again. It is clear you are a huge comic book fan. I respect your interests. But if you just intend to get the last word, and then fade away into the sunset, than this is the same as any other thread that ends without any decent content within it.

Mar 14, 2008 9:13 PM by renegade

renegade said:
So he just filled in the speech balloons? Hahaha. Oh man, of course Ditko was just as involved but had less fame. But how does Ditko doing a stand up job undermine Stan Lee's work. You are just another Stan Lee hater. You are also placing precedence over certain aspects of the productions over others.

It bothers me when people rag on Stan just because they think Ditko should have had more fame. While Ditko did more work, he was of course forced to, since he was under Stan Lee's direction. Stan Lee was in complete control over the creation and production of the Amazing Spiderman, he was writer and editor (just a little bit more work that filling in speech ballons as you say), and he was actually also in charge of the final drafting of the artwork as well. Stan was the one who choose Ditko to do the artwork for HIS story. It could just as easily have been Kirby rather than Ditko. Before you make a comment, you should do a bit of research to make sure your comment is not ungrounded.

I'm sure you may know a lot about a lot of different comics, but I personally am selectively a huge spiderman fan.


Its not that I'm a "Stan Lee hater" its that you're a huge Stan Lee fan. I'm not the one twisting facts or whatever. I'm merely recalling what Lee himself has already stated. I'm actually ambivalent to the fellow. He gets more attention than he should. That's fine. I hope he enjoys it, actually.

You say he was an editor...but what that breaks down to is him saying what he likes or does not like, not that he actually did anything. I do indeed know my history, son. He had Kirby (another person who's exponentially more important than Stan) draw up a design for Spidey, and he didn't like it, so he went to Ditko. That's really just luck, more than anything else. And Stan was always very lucky.

This breaks down to a matter of opinion. You seem to think that all jobs in the industry are equally important. I say that some are (obviously) more important than others.

But yeah, this is way off-topic. I threw in my two cents in my last post on how I hope this turns out, and now I move on.

Mar 11, 2008 9:56 PM by SageShinigami

So he just filled in the speech balloons? Hahaha. Oh man, of course Ditko was just as involved but had less fame. But how does Ditko doing a stand up job undermine Stan Lee's work. You are just another Stan Lee hater. You are also placing precedence over certain aspects of the productions over others.

It bothers me when people rag on Stan just because they think Ditko should have had more fame. While Ditko did more work, he was of course forced to, since he was under Stan Lee's direction. Stan Lee was in complete control over the creation and production of the Amazing Spiderman, he was writer and editor (just a little bit more work that filling in speech ballons as you say), and he was actually also in charge of the final drafting of the artwork as well. Stan was the one who choose Ditko to do the artwork for HIS story. It could just as easily have been Kirby rather than Ditko. Before you make a comment, you should do a bit of research to make sure your comment is not ungrounded.

I'm sure you may know a lot about a lot of different comics, but I personally am selectively a huge spiderman fan.

Also there are lots of people in the north american comic industry who would be better than Stan Lee at this point in his career to try an attempt at a fusion between comic and anime. But at least Stan is the type of person who gets stuff done, and while its only a standalone manga, at least it is a step in the right direction, and opens doors for more possibilities. We can be assured that this project will not fall apart since Stan has his grubby hands into it. Whether or not it actually turns into anything special or just another spiderflop seems to be rather irrelevant to where we have taken this discussion.

Mar 8, 2008 3:31 PM by renegade

renegade said:
To all those critics of Stan Lee, have you even read the first generation of the Amazing Spiderman? I really really doubt you have, otherwise, you would not be ignorant to the talent of Stan Lee. His story of Peter Parker is beyond all others in North American comics. The adaptations are not nearly as good, but the original story is legendary.


You should be careful who you ask what. You might come across an uber-comics nerd. ;)

That said, you should know the "first generation" of Amazing Spider-Man was drawn by the equally amazing Steve Ditko, who actually did everything except the speech bubbles, which "The Man" filled in. And if there's one thing Stan has NEVER been all that good at: it was dialogue.

Most of the people hyped about this are...well, I'll skip the pretentious, condescending comments and just pray none of you are disappointed. ^_^

Mar 7, 2008 12:10 PM by SageShinigami

Two of the best of both worlds...it should be amazing!!!!!

Mar 5, 2008 6:38 PM by Rojada1988

maru is amused. >:3

Mar 5, 2008 6:31 PM by i_died_the_end

To all those critics of Stan Lee, have you even read the first generation of the Amazing Spiderman? I really really doubt you have, otherwise, you would not be ignorant to the talent of Stan Lee. His story of Peter Parker is beyond all others in North American comics. The adaptations are not nearly as good, but the original story is legendary.

I can't say much for Shaman King, as I have never gotten into the show, but there are few writers in Japan who do not know how to tell a good story. I think their collaboration should turn out something very interesting.

Mar 5, 2008 2:10 PM by renegade

Ouu~ looking forward to this! >=]

Mar 5, 2008 5:19 AM by neverest

it sounds interesting. even though i'm not a fan of american comics i'll defenitely have to read this oneshot. :]

Mar 4, 2008 8:52 PM by katsup

Hiroyuki Takei? Cool!!! Its a strange combination but it might turn out to be something good :3 I look forward to it.
So no info on the plot yet?

Mar 4, 2008 8:03 PM by magentaanbu

I guess I look forward to it, I was a big comic fan before anime...

Mar 4, 2008 6:47 PM by y0l3itches

you know what this means...

SPIDER-MAN...GA! The manga that was bitten by a radioactive spider!

Mar 4, 2008 3:29 PM by Juliab

Hmm . . . I love Hiroyuki Takei and abhor Stan Lee *is torn*

Mar 4, 2008 11:23 AM by the_seventh_l

Stan Lee is my hero. I would definitely read this. hopefully it'll turn out as well as Kia Asamiya's brief run as Uncanny X-Men artist.

Excelsior!

Mar 4, 2008 12:19 AM by Kurisu86

I am in a bind. It sounds intriguing yet at the same time Stan Lee isnt the most brilliant of writers. I know Im asking for death by saying that but look at the histories and creation concepts of the characters hes created and youll see what I mean. On the other hand he is pretty good at creating cool things none the less.

Mar 3, 2008 6:15 PM by Kemious

Stan Lee, as in the comic book guy? >_> Interesting.

Mar 2, 2008 7:55 PM by Pyrefly

Stan Lee..? O________O
*Goes all fangirl*
Hehehe I can't wait to see it~!! ^________^

Mar 2, 2008 4:08 PM by Mana___

This should turn out to be an enlightening read, thanks for the news.

Mar 2, 2008 12:14 PM by otakuman706

Interesting indeed

Mar 2, 2008 11:28 AM by LovelongSought

wow, i can't wait to see this

Mar 2, 2008 9:21 AM by kei-clone