The ‘Blue Bloods’ Connection to Comic Book Icon Stan Lee

by Keeli Parkey

When you think of the hit family cop drama “Blue Bloods,” the famous people who come to mind are the show’s stars. You think of people like Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, and more.

You might also think of some of the famous guest stars who have appeared in the CBS show. These include such stars as Lou Diamond Phillips, Ed Asner, Karen Allen, Bebe Neuwirth, Bobby Cannavale, and Lorraine Bracco – just to name a few.

It is highly doubtful that “Blue Bloods” makes you think of comic book icon Stan Lee. He was the creative genius who was behind Marvel. And in his collaborations with others, he gave the world such unforgettable characters as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Black Panther, and Iron Man.

However, Stan Lee has a very interesting connection to the popular series. This connection is through one of the writers and creators of “Blue Bloods,” according to Looper.

That creator and writer is Robin Green. At the beginning of her professional career, one of her first jobs was as a receptionist and secretary for Stan Lee. Green went to work for Lee in 1968.

She stepped into some major shoes. Those shoes were the ones left by Flo Steinberg. That former receptionist was described by Green “as much an institution in Marvel’s Second Golden Age as Editor Stan (The Man) Lee himself.”

The “Blue Bloods” writer has also said that she only left Marvel Comics in order to move across the country with her boyfriend.

Robin Green’s Journey from Marvel to ‘Blue Bloods’ Also Included a Stop at Another Famous Publication

After she left Marvel Comics, “Blue Bloods” writer and creator Robin Green went to work for another very famous publication. That was Rolling Stone. Interestingly, her first assignment working for the famous magazine was to write a 10,000-word article on Marvel Comics.

Green was somewhat of a trailblazer at Rolling Stone. When she joined the magazine during the early half of the 1970s, she was just one of the few female journalists who were part of the staff.

According to IMDb, this “Blue Bloods” writer and creator’s first writing credit on television came in 1988. It was for the television series “A Year in the Life.”

Green was also a writer for “Northern Exposure” from 1991 until 1995. Then, during 1997 and 1998 she was a writer for “Party of Five.”

It was during 1999 that Robin Green and her husband, Mitchell Burgess, began working on “The Sopranos.” That HBO show is one of the most respected series of the last several decades. In total, Green wrote 17 episodes of the series between 1999 and 2006.

Green and Burgess joined the creative team behind “Blue Bloods” after the end of “The Sopranos.” That show aired its first episode in 2010. It is now in its 12th season on CBS.