Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels

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Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels
A photograph of two men, both of whom are wearing glasses, looking at the viewer, and standing on a yellow-and-black-checkered floor next to a wall of comic books
Original DVD cover (2002)
Directed byScott Zakarin
Produced byPeter Jaysen
Eric Mittleman
Mark Panik
Rich Tackenberg
Scott Zakarin
StarringStan Lee
Kevin Smith
Joan Boocock Lee
CinematographyPeter Ney
Edited byMark Panik
Creative Light Entertainment
Distributed byDestination Films (DVD in the United States)
Nelonen (TV in Finland)
Release date
  • May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels is a 2002 American documentary film produced by Creative Light Entertainment consisting of an interview of Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee by film director Kevin Smith.[1] The two talk about Lee's life,[2], his marriage with Joan Lee,[2] the 2002 Spider-Man film, and Spider-Man comics.[3] Lee refers to Marvel Comics character J. Jonah Jameson as "the version so many people had of me."[4] The interview was filmed in February 2002[5] in Santa Monica, California at a comic book store.[6] The result was a nearly two-hour-long film.[7] The documentary was included in a four-disc release of the 2002 Spider-Man film.[8]


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  3. ^ Nichols, Peter M. (May 3, 2002). "How Spidey was Hatched". The New York Times. p. 31.
  4. ^ Drucker, Aaron (2012). Robert Moses Peaslee, Robert G. Weiner (eds.). "Spider-Man: MENACE!!! Stan Lee, Censorship and the 100-Issue Revolution". Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man. McFarland & Company: 91. ISBN 0786491671.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Russo, Tom (May 26, 2002). "With Superheroic Appeal". The Boston Globe. p. L22.
  6. ^ King, Susan (June 1, 2002). "Roy Rogers Flick Makes It to DVD". Deseret News. p. E7.
  7. ^ Spector, Josh (April 12, 2002). "'Mutants' Finds Legs as 'Spider' Companion: 'Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels' will be Packaged with 'Spider-Man'". The Hollywood Reporter. 372 (50)). p. 1.
  8. ^ McDonald, Patrick (November 14, 2002). "Caught in a Magic Web". The Advertiser. p. 58.

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