Jules Verne Festival Pays Tribute to Icon Stan Lee
They were born nearly a century apart – one into a well-to-do family in 19th-century France, the other to working-class immigrants scraping by in Depression-era New York.
The Frenchman planned to be an attorney, but found a passion for writing and became a novelist. The other aspired to write the great American novel, but had to “settle” for becoming the seminal figure in the comic book genre.
Although they came from different cultures and generations, it’s a safe bet that in an alternate reality Jules Verne and Stan Lee would have been friends, perhaps even collaborators. And who better to imagine such a reality but the men who have introduced some of the best fantasy and science fiction to the world? His work has inspired entire generations and today there are many movies and games based on his comics. If you are a fan of his comic novels, you must try …