My first job for Marvel UK was on my twentieth birthday, though I never worked for Marvel US until ten years later. Working for Marvel was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, and I was able to freelance as a writer, penciller, inker, colorist, and cover artist for a few years, under the name 'Reggie Jones' and a few others. I even did a one week stint as a substitute Assistant Editor!
“'I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.”
— Stan Lee