U.S. Army Signal Corps Pamphlet "Get the message through" signed by Stan Lee. Stan Lee served in U.S. Signal Corps as an artist and Creative Director.
Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, voice actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry's censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
Not many people know that Stan Lee served in the U.S. Signal Corps. Hours before he was shipped overseas to be a telephone line repairman for troops in combat, someone learned he had written comics and he was yanked out of that assignment and sent to Astoria, Queens where the Signal Corps had a training film division. His job was to write training films and to create visual training aids for the troops.
GeekRoom Grading System: Action Figures, Cards, Comics, Magazines, & ToysMint:
A never-used collectible in perfect condition with complete packaging (including instructions, original attachments, tags, and so on) identical to how it appeared on the shelf in the original box.Equivalent CGC grade 9.5 or aboveExcellent:
Used, but barely. Excellent is a small step under Mint, but Excellent can have very minor signs of wear. The wear must be a normal, desirable part of aging or so minor that its barely noticeable and visible only upon close inspection. Damage of any sort is not very minor. Wear or minor, normal factory flaws should be noted. (Factory flaws are small blemishes common at the time of manufacture a tiny air bubble under paint, for example.)Equivalent CGC grade 8.5 to 9.4Very Good:
A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. Item and instructions are complete and undamaged but may show some signs of wear.Equivalent CGC grade 7.0 to 8.4Good:
Item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition. The original instructions are included and in acceptable condition. The item may be marked, identified, or show other signs of previous use. The item works perfectly and is in good shape overall.Equivalent CGC grade 6.0 to 6.9Fair:
Items have considerable wear: scratches, worn paint, chips or decals missing. Parts may be missing. Original packaging has considerable damage as well.Equivalent CGC grade below 6.0
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