Conversation The mastermind of Marvel Comics talks about his life with The Hulk and Spider-Man, the transformation of dime-store superheroes into post-atomic myths and how V.D. made him what he is today.
Stan Lee by Anne Beatts.
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"There's No Sex Like No Sex" by Joyce Greller. Asexuality may be just the thing for those who believe that it is better to give than to put out.
"The Klan's New Clothes" by Henry Hurt III. In this age of the New South, even the Klan is trying to polish its image, thanks to the efforts of young, media-hip Kleagle David Duke.
"In Sweat We Trust" by Robert S. Wieder. Exercise is our new national religion. But who should believe -- and how much?
"Mad Magazines" by Robert Singer. There is a man for all seasons, a means for every purpose and a magazine for every meathead.
Model Debra Tate photographed by Suze Randall. Sharon Tate's little sister.
Photos by Jeff Dunas.