With great power comes great responsibilities.
I always figure I’m not unique, and something that would please me hopefully would please a lot of other people that have the same tastes that I do.
I always thought it was more interesting to think about Reed Richards. As you know, he had the ability to stretch, and sexually, that would seem to be a great asset in many areas.
I’m a frustrated actor. My … goal is to beat Alfred Hitchcock in the number of cameos. I’m going to try to break his record.
If you’re going to write something, that’s going to be read by people, a lot of people, you hope it will not only entertain them but maybe do them some good in some way.
I’m no prophet, but I’m guessing that comic books will always be strong. I don’t think anything can really beat the pure fun and pleasure of holding a magazine in your hand, reading the story on paper, being able to roll it up and put it in your pocket, reread again later, show it to a friend, carry it with you, toss it on a shelf, collect them, have a lot of magazines lined up and read them again as a series. I think young people have always loved that. I think they always will.
We all wish we had super powers. We all wish we could do more than we can do.
I am very lucky because everything that I do is exciting to me. It’s always new.
It is impossible to do a movie exactly the way a comic book is written and drawn, just as it’s impossible to do a movie exactly like a novel or exactly like anything else. When you go to different forms of media, you have to adapt.
Everybody learns differently and everybody gets to a certain point from a different direction.
I guess one person can make a difference.
When you work with people whom you like and you admire because they’re so good at what they do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s like you’re playing.
I’m just somebody who tries to write things that entertain people. And if I can do it in a way that makes them prefer to emulate the good guy than the bad guy, I’m happy.
Comics are stories; they’re like novels or anything else. So the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller.
Comic books to me are fairy tales for grown-ups.
No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.
I think any comic book – or really, any book that you can read – in a sense is an educational tool in that it helps literacy. The more you read, the better you get at it. It almost doesn’t matter what you read, the important thing is for young people to become readers.
I see myself in everything I write. All the good guys are me.
Achilles, without his heel, you wouldn’t even know his name today.
MARVEL IS A CORNUCOPIA OF FANTASY, A WILD IDEA , A SWASHBUCKLING ATTITUDE , AN ESCAPE FROM THE HUMDRUM AND PROSAIC. IT’S A SERENDIPITOUS FEAST FOR THE MIND, THE EYE , AND THE IMAGINATION, A LITERATE CELEBRATION OF UNBRIDLED CREATIVITY, COUPLED WITH A TOUCH OF REBELLION AND AN INSOLENT DESIRE TO SPIT IN THE EYE OF THE DRAGON.
I hate being too serious about anything. If I’m with my friend, I want to be having fun with him or her. And if anybody is reading my story, I want them to be not only reading the story, but I want them to feel they’re having fun; that they’re enjoying it. So any way you can make it more informal, more fun-filled, more amusing – instead of just a dry story that goes on and on – if there’s any way to do that, I like to try and do it.
Life is never completely without its challenges.
Your humans slaughter each other because of the color of your skin, or your faith or your plitics — or for no reason at all — too many of you hate as easily as you draw breath. – Magneto
I don’t think you ever outgrow your love for things that are bigger than life and more colorful than the average life. And somehow I feel that these comic book stories are like fairy tales for older people, because they have the same qualities.
I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person,
I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.