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Stan Lee on Beyond Reason

The Story

Stan Lee of Marvel comics is a guest on CBC Television’s Beyond Reason.  A psychic panel which includes an astrologer, a psychic graphologist and a clairvoyant, endeavours to reveal the identity of hidden visitor Lee.  Host Paul Soles talks to Lee about the reader's preference for super heroes over heroes, and the creation of characters that are "bigger than life", because "we're all looking for somebody or something that's better than we are".  They also briefly discuss the character of Spider-Man, one of the more humanized super heroes, as a character readers can relate to.



Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: Beyond Reason
Broadcast Date: July 22, 1980
Interviewer: Paul Soles
Panel: Geoff Gray-Cobb, Marilyn Rossner, Irene Hughes
Guest: Stan Lee
Duration: 12:04

Did You know?

• Stan Lee was born Dec. 28, 1922 in New York City.  

• As we hear in this clip, Paul Soles voiced the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the 1967 animated Spider-Man series.

• Stan Lee can also be seen in this 1978 clip, when he appeared on 90 Minutes Live.

• Julie Newmar, known as Catwoman in the 1960s television series Batman, appeared as the second mystery guest on this episode.  That segment can be watched here.


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