pgw78 member 5pts The letters page of issue 72 confirms that the nose was Stan Lee's idea. It also shows that many fans at the time were less than happy with the change. They say that the creative team at the time liked the nose, and specifically say that Stan still firmly supported it. The nose stayed for nearly two years. Given that, I'm guessing the story of it all being caused by Stan's "Where's the nose?" comment being misunderstood is just legend.