Well, this is just depressing. Stan Lee, being interviewed about Marvel’s The Avengers by Moviefone:
Fans of Jack Kirby are concerned that his name appears nowhere on the credits of “The Avengers.” What’s your take on their concern?
I don’t know how to answer that because in what way would his name appear?
His name isn’t mentioned anywhere in the film production as a co-creator.
Well it’s mentioned in every comic book; it says “By Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.”
But it doesn’t appear for the film itself; and his fans feel he should get that recognition, with the movie exposing his work to a whole new audience.
I know, but you’re talking to the wrong guy because I have nothing to do with the credits on the movies. I’m credited as one of the executive producers because that’s in my contract. But Jack was not an executive producer. So I don’t know what he’d be credited as.
On the one hand, not incredibly surprising. On the other, still incredibly depressing.
(Also, I’m possibly being stupid but: Does Marvel have a “Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby” credit in every Avengers comic, or is Lee talking about creator credits in books by Lee and Kirby?)