Did Captain Marvel Save Stan Lee’s Best Cameo for Last?

Long before he did one of his now-famous cameos in a Marvel movie, Stan Lee appeared as himself in a film about a bunch of slackers killing time in suburbia. Mallrats was Kevin Smith's second movie after the breakout success of Clerks, and for his follow-up Smith swapped out deep nerdery about Star Wars for deeper nerdery about comics. In 1995, the year of Mallrats' release, seeing Lee show up in a Smith film was the perfect Venn diagram overlap of grunge proto-hipsterdom and comics fan culture. Angela Watercutter Captain Marvel Is About Female Power—Not Empowerment Graeme McMillan The 5 Comics You Must Read Before Watching Captain Marvel Jim McLauchlin 12 Things You Learn Over Two Decades of Lunches With …