MICHAEL USLAN: THE MAN BEHIND THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK
Gems from one of the most inspiring stories told at Summit Basecamp…
Uslan’s feigned indignation paid off. UPI ran with the story of the world’s first accredited university course on comic books, and the long-haired Uslan was soon taking interview requests from major television networks, newspapers, and magazines like Family Weekly and Playboy. Three weeks later, his phone rang: It was Stan Lee from Marvel Comics, the venerated co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Hulk, and the entire pantheon of Marvel superheroes. “This course you’re teaching is great for the entire comic book industry,” he told Uslan. “How can I be helpful?” Then, just two hours later, Uslan recalls, the vice president of DC Comics in New York—the publishers of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman—also phoned. He wanted to offer Uslan a summer job.
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