“He’s a very peculiar guy…”
Hey Crawlspacers. Donovan Grant found this earlier but didn’t have time to post it. Sean Howe, author of the excellent Marvel Comics: The Untold Story posted a clip to YouTube that is apparently the first recorded audio of Stan Lee speaking in public. It also just happens to be about Steve Ditko and his departure from Marvel while giving a comics talk at Princeton University.
The audio improves around the 2:00 mark. Stan’s Ditko announcement comes at about 2:35.
If you haven’t read Howe’s book, I’d highly recommend it!