The ripple effect of Stan Lee will be eternally present in the pop culture sphere. He forever changed the way we not only viewed comic books, but fictional stories, broadening the possibilities of narrative and depth of character.
Prior to his death in 2018, he and his right-hand man Gill Champion recruited The Walking Dead veteran Jay Bonansinga to tackle the Marvel Comics legend’s first novel, The Devil’s Quintet. The story follows a group of soldiers who are offered a deal with the devil that would give them superpowers, but would require them to act as his bounty hunters in return. It’s here where our protagonists come face to face with their own humanity and must make a crucial choice.
While reflecting on Stan Lee’s impact and his unparalleled vision, Jay and Gill chat with Spoiler Magazine and Comic Con Radio editor-in-chief and host Galaxy and delve into some of the more granular aspects of building a superhero—or supervillain—story: the questions they’re forced to ask themselves while constructing the story’s foundation and figuring out the true anatomy of these characters and their limitations.
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