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Mount Rushmore of Nerdom: Stan Lee


Well, who didn't see this one coming?

I thought about making this write-up a simple "'nuff said" but that didn't seem fair.  Marvel Comics revolutionized the way stories in comics were told.  Taking the approach of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what actually stuck, Stan Lee would go on to co-create some of America's most well-known icons in Spider-Man, The Hulk and the Fantastic Four. But he didn't stop there. In fact, the man has never stopped. Still rockin' and rollin', he continues to create and entertain.

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Painting by William S. Wiist

So that wraps up the Mount Rushmore of Nerdom.  The cool thing about this exercise is that one could do this again and come up with a completely different, yet totally valid list.  There have been over 40 presidents, yet only four faces on the actual Mount Rushmore.  The same goes for Nerdom, there are countless number of people who contributed largely, but I could only choose four faces. Here's a list of just a few of the others considered for the painting:

Jules Verne
H.G. Wells
Isaac Asimov
Lee Falk
Alex Raymond
Jack Kirby
Gene Roddenberry
Buster Crabbe
George Reeves
William Shatner

We want to hear from you now! Who do you not agree with? Who should have been on there that wasn't?

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