George R.R. Martin Kills the Marvel Universe — Read His Teenage Letters to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

I guess the material Marvel was producing in 1961 was the right amount of hardcore for a then 12-year-old George R. Martin, hence his praiseworthy letter to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby about FANTASTIC FOUR #17:

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However you interpret his words — as sarcastic or genuine glee, — it is just cool to know that the man responsible for the highly popular fantasy novel and television series, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE/GAME OF THRONES, had origins as a total geek, and an enthusiastic and well articulated one at that. The comic in question, FANTASTIC FOUR #17, was a classic Doctor Doom tale that’s now worth hundreds of dollars:

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It didn’t stop there either; George R.R. Martin wrote into Stan Lee a second time in 1964 about AVENGERS #9:

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Neato! By George! I wonder if the two have ever met?

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~ by Fionnlagh on June 19, 2014.

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