Black Market for Stan Lee’s Blood
There was a headline guaranteed to snag my attention. A comic book store in Las Vegas was selling BLACK PANTHER comics autographed by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee, promising these autographs were each a “Hand-Stamped Signature of STAN LEE using Stan Lee’s Solvent DNA Ink.” Solvent DNA ink translates as blood. The comics have since been pulled from shelves. How’d this happen in the first place?
It gets tricky. Not too long ago, a few employees of a nursing company that had provided Lee with home health care claimed he had sexually harassed them. I said then and I say now, I believe these charges were bullshit. It was a shakedown. Well, as it turns out, at some point during all this, several vials of Lee’s blood were stolen after a former business associate presented nurses with a falsified document authorizing blood to be drawn. It would seem to me, as it does to others, that this blood was the same blood used to forge Stan’s signature on those comics. Or maybe they weren’t true autographs at all, just “DNA signatures,” i.e. somebody had put a drop of the man’s blood on each of the comics. Were any of those nurses involved in the allegations of sexual impropriety the same as drew those vials of blood, which then found their way onto the black market?
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!