Young George R. R. Martin's Letter To Marvel Comics

Once upon a time a young, unbearded George R. R. Martin read issue seventeen of Fantastic Four fresh off the drugstore rack, and he loved it so much he simply couldn’t keep his joy to himself, so he decided to write a gushing letter to the Marvel comics bullpen (aka Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) via the Fantastic Four Fan Page.

His skills as a writer were already evident, even though he was but fourteen or fifteen years old, but the overwhelming desire to destroy the lives of fictional characters readers have grown to love had yet to manifest in young Mr. Martin’s prose.

Take it from your old pal George- the best way to become a best-selling fantasy author is to read lots of comic books! 'Nuff said!

-Via GeekTyrant

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He was definitely being sarcastic, and try as I might to have my sarcasm come through in a post it's hard to convey sarcasm effectively without going over the top.

I probably should have added a few more "totally" and "really" type words to sell my sarcasm, but I def wanted his sarcastic statement to speak for itself.

Stan has always been really sharp so he must have detected George's sarcasm and handled it as best he could. His replies to fan mail were usually much longer and more meaningful, so this was just his way of shrugging off George's sarcasm.

My favorite sarcastic part of George's letter, oh so undeniably sarcastic- "in what other mag could you see things like a hero falling down a manhole..." Scathing!
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I think George was being really sarcastic there, you don't get that feeling?
and the response... I think they knew he was being sarcastic with the "talking straight from the shoulder" comment.
or am I just getting this wrong.
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