Lee (center) poses with Lou Ferrigno (right) as The Incredible Hulk and Eric Kramer (left) as Thor, in a special movie for NBC, May 9, 1988, in Los Angeles. Lee said the secret to successfully transferring comic book characters to television is to avoid making a carbon copy.

Lee (center) poses with Lou Ferrigno (right) as The Incredible Hulk and Eric Kramer (left) as Thor, in a special movie for NBC, May 9, 1988, in Los Angeles. Lee said the secret to successfully transferring comic book characters to television is to avoid making a carbon copy.

Lee (center) poses with Lou Ferrigno (right) as The Incredible Hulk and Eric Kramer (left) as Thor, in a special movie for NBC, May 9, 1988, in Los Angeles. Lee said the secret to successfully transferring comic book characters to television is to avoid making a carbon copy.

Stan Lee (center) poses with Lou Ferrigno (right) as The Incredible Hulk and Eric Kramer (left) as Thor, in a special movie for NBC, May 9, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif. Lee says the secret of successfully transferring comic book characters to television is to avoid making it a carbon copy.