The Blood Blog -- Stan Lee and KISS Edition

I was trying to decide what to blog about today. I had heard that Zsa Zsa Gabor had a huge auction going on. That wacky guy she was married to was selling off a lot of her stuff. Yet I don’t think there’s enough interesting in her. The late actress hasn’t been relevant in decades. And the last time she made the news was for slapping a cop [side note: if you can ever find the segment she did on Letterman where they go to various fast food places, watch it]. The auction almost made a million bucks, and I was shocked to see a necklace went for $20,000. It said “Dah-ling” and was all in diamonds.

There was also an incredibly awful portrait she had drawn. Perhaps autograph collectors would’ve liked the passport/ID that she signed, but again, not sure who would be interested in anything of hers if it were expensive.

There was another auction that had a Mickey Mantle Topps rookie card that went for over $2 million. It was the second highest amount paid for a card. Yikes. I thought only Honus Wagner tobacco cards fetched that much.

Instead, I thought I’d blog about the Stan Lee craziness that’s going on. He’s being sued by a nurse, I believe for sexual harassment. He’s also suing his former manager for $1.5 million dollars, claiming he wrote checks forging his name. But what I found so bizarre is that he’s claiming his manager, on a few different occasions, had blood drawn from him by a nurse. He then went and tried to sell that blood at a memorabilia convention of some kind in Las Vegas. Now how bizarre is that?

Previously, the only thing I heard about blood when it came to collectibles, is a KISS comic book, that used the various band members real blood in the printing. I’m not sure how many of those issues had the bands blood, but that seemed kind of cool. I’m not sure who would pony up for Stan Lee blood. I mean, he’s the creator of Spider-Man. He isn’t Spider-Man. Now, if you could have blood from Spider-Man, that was mixed with that radioactive spider...that would be something. You could possibly inject yourself, and go off and fight crime. Maybe you could use the DNA to clone him. Who knows, the possibilities are endless. Also, how would you ever prove it was really blood from Stan Lee? Let’s say he has a common blood type like O+. That would still prove nothing. But, you can’t put anything by the comic book fans. Trust me, I live here in San Diego, where ComicCon takes place each year. I’ve seen Stan Lee get swarmed by folks. I was even at a small panel he attended, and he had to be rushed out for some medical emergency. It never occured to me that...while going in an ambulance to the hospital, those emergency responders might have been up to no good.

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Tags: Comic Con, Mickey Mantle, Mickey Mantle rookie card, Spider-Man, Stan Lee, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Comment by Joe W. on April 24, 2018 at 8:53pm

Good read. Stan Lee, what a way to be spending your golden years. He deserves better.

Comment by goodcat on April 24, 2018 at 9:37pm

this is the 1977 comic that had the blood

KISS Comic

they had pictures in circulation of them giving blood and then emptying their viles into the ink vat.


A most bizarre marketing stunt and as far as I know the only real blood related celebrity item for market. 

Comment by Josh Board on April 24, 2018 at 9:46pm

That's awesome. Thanks for posting that. My friend and former colleague, Jay Allen Sanford, created something called "Rock and Roll Comics" and he had some...rather bizarre dealing with KISS regarding the comic book he did on them (I believe it lead to him doing a book for them as well, that went with a box set). He also got a lot of lawsuit threats. He has some great stories I'll have to bug him about someday to see if he'll share them.

Comment by goodcat on April 24, 2018 at 9:58pm

that would make for an interesting blog if possible

Comment by sling on May 16, 2018 at 8:45am

wow-i have like 100 rocknroll comics. They won 1st amendment rights for comics. The Publisher ,may have been andrew cunnamin serial killer 1st victim. 

If sanford is selling any artwork let me know!

Comment by Josh Board on May 16, 2018 at 9:04am

I don't think that serial killer was involved, or he would've surely written about that for the San Diego Reader, where he does stories and comic strips. I know there were years he was selling stuff online, that he'd autograph. What I was always interested in were...letters from attorneys telling him he didn't have the rights to do this or that.

Comment by sling on May 16, 2018 at 5:21pm

Josh, you ever hear of cold war Bones records (started in Hungary,  moved to USSR where xray film was used to record western music & distribute to cold war hipsters so officials wouldn't know. -Elvis, beatles etc.  Always wanted to get one and maybe 10 years ago learned that a guy in San Diego, (Russian I believe) was a go to guy for such a hunt-but never contacted him.  Don't recall his name....

Comment by Josh Board on May 16, 2018 at 5:26pm

Don't know Bones, but there's a Russian here named Valerie. He owns a recording studio (last name starts with an S). He's probably the guy. He has been interviewed for being the first guy to sing rock n roll in Russia, and being arrested for it (with a band called The Revengers), and he has a band -- Flight 19 -- out here. In 70s, Rolling Stone did a story about him. In late 90s, Rolling Stone interviewed him because of him knowing Eddie Vedder before he became famous. I'd bet it's him. Let me know if you want to get in touch with him. I have his contact info somewhere.


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