Marvel Trivia: Was Paul Simon’s 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover intended as a Tribute to Marvel Comics?

This is a question that I have been pondering for a while – maybe I have too much time on my hands -However, if you listen to Paul Simon’s hit song from the 1970s – It goes like this: Slip out the back Jack ( JACK KIRBY? ) make a new plan Stan ( STAN LEE? ) no need to be coy Roy ( ROY THOMAS?) Hop on the bus Gus ( PAUL GUSTAVSON ? ) drop off the key Lee ( once again STAN LEE? ) Paul Simon has never mentioned anything about this himself , but it seems to me that he may have intended these lyrics partly as a homage to the writers and artists of Marvel Comics. What do you think?

8 thoughts on “Marvel Trivia: Was Paul Simon’s 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover intended as a Tribute to Marvel Comics?”

  1. Man…I’ll be pondering that the rest of the night!
    That is a pretty cool theory to think about. Paul would be the right age to have grown up with the older comic books. You never know.

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  2. Interesting, but I don’t buy it. I think it is just some cool nerd coincidence. That said, you probably know that Doctor Strange is embedded into the artwork on the cover of Pink Floyd’s “Saucerful of Secrets” album. 🙂 If not, check it out. It’d be blog-worthy.

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