Welcome back funny name fans. I’m counting down the days until Comicon 2017 tickets go on sale for Seattle. That would be 30 days and counting. *Fannie pulls out the noise makers and throws confetti.*
Sorry, I didn’t mean to get any on you.
Since we’re talking about Comicon, what better place to look for fabulous, funny names than in the creators of the comics themselves.
I Marvel at the thought, all of today’s guests were born in December and they’ve all worked for Marvel.
Dear future parents who wish to Spawn comic book geniuses, mark late March and April on your calendar. Just a thought.
Let’s start with Stan Lee. The person whose first name and last name combine to make his first name. His real name is Stanley Martin Leiber. At 93 he’s the Hugh Hefner of the comic world, now making cameo appearances as himself in movies and on television. Who could forget his appearance on the Big Bang Theory? Clearly he has great taste in women, his wife of 69 years is the fabulously named Joan Clayton Boocock Lee.
We can thank him as co-creator for such memorable works: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and X-Men.
Since the movie Deadpool based on the comic released last December, how about a shout out to comic co-creator Fabian Nicieza. He’s worked on many series including X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable and Deadpool, and Thunderbolts, creating many memorable characters for each of the series.
Matt Fraction, whose pen name is a fraction of his real name—Matt Fritchman—but not an anagram. He’s won the Eisner Award for best new series and the Eagle Award for favorite newcomer. A fraction of his work includes: Hawkeye, Sex Criminals, The Invincible Iron Man, The Immortal Iron Fist, Casanova, and Uncanny X-Men.
He’s married to Kelly Sue DeConnick a comic book artist in her own right who also adapts Manga (Japanese comics) into English.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to catch up with Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.