Restless from all the time spent in Martin Goodman’s shadow, [Stan] Lee quickly began casting around for new, more sophisticated ventures. He started to line up luminaries like Anthony Burgess, Kurt Vonnegut, and Vaclav Havel to write a line of adult comic books (Tom Stoppard expressed interest as well).

Sean Howe, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.

I’ll be reviewing this book in full later this week, but for now, linger on this what-could-have-been.

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