François Ruffin Quotes Stan Lee on Spider-Man in French Parliament

Posted by March 29, 2018 Comment

François Ruffin is a French journalist and social activist. Founder and editor of the satirical quarterly magazine Fakir and director of the film Merci patron!, he is, of last year, an elected politician, and a member of the National Assembly of France, representing Somme, and deputy leader of the France Insoumise party.

But his history of cartoons in Fakir suggests a wider knowledge of the comic book medium. As he just managed to quote Stan Lee (in the original French) in the National Assembly, the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of France…

And here is the quote in question…

« un grand pouvoir implique de grandes responsabilités », with great powers comes great responsibility, in a speech about the power of multinationals in the French parliament.

Here’s the original use…

And the movie repurposing…

(Last Updated June 14, 2018 1:52 pm )