What Legendary 'Superhero' Inspired Stan Lee?

By ALLEN DI BENEDETTO

February 05, 2013

Comic book legend Stan Lee, creator of such beloved superheroes as Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and nearly countless others, shared with ET his own love of one hero in particular on Saturday at the Giggles N’ Hugs children's center in Century City, CA. So, who was it?

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Lee, who was there to support his newly launched children's publishing company Stan Lee's Kids Universe, spoke to ET of spending his childhood idolizing a man who, in his eyes, was nothing short of a superhero, revealing, "When I was a kid, my favorite superhero was Errol Flynn, the actor. He played Robin Hood, he played Captain Blood… He was the best guy in the world with two guns, but he was always smiling and cheerful and rescuing women. I can think of nothing more fun than spending your life rescuing women."

The event, which was hosted by film and television actress Jaime Pressly, included several exciting children's games and activities, along with a fun, spirited reading by Lee of Kids Universe's newest children's book, Monsters vs. Kittens.

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Stan Lee's Kids Universe is a newly minted multi-media children's publishing company whose goal is to provide children with entertaining, imaginative content on a variety of different platforms, everything from more traditional, hard-copy comic and picture book fare to digital, child-orientated mobile apps and games.

For pictures from the event, click here and here. And for more on Stan Lee, including his thoughts on the state of comics today, click the video above!



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