August 5, 2010
10 tonight HISTORY Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee (right) and Daniel Browning Smith - the most flexible man in the world - search for real-life counterparts to Lee's comic-book creations.
November 15, 2010 |
Most people, if they were set to turn 88 next month, would be content to have good physical health and their mental faculties intact. However, Stan Lee has proven yet again that he is not most people. He remarkably, continues to produce exceptional work in the comic field. He also continues to break industry records. It was recently announced by BOOM! Studios that the latest creation with his fingerprints, "Stan Lee's Soldier Zero ," has sold over 24,000 copies so far, BOOM!
May 25, 2006 |
As has become a tradition with movies based on characters he created, Stan Lee makes a cameo in "X-Men: The Last Stand. " But unlike with Daredevil, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four or Spider-Man, Lee may not be the man most responsible for his creations' popularity and for them eventually winding up on the silver screen. To many, that distinction goes to legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont. "He's the architect of their current mythology," said comics and TV writer Christos Gage ("Law and Order: SVU")
June 1, 2012 |
This is the year Wizard Philly becomes the most attractive, star-studded, event-driven comic/sci-fi convention east of Comic-Con in San Diego. "This will easily be the biggest Wizard Philly ever", says John Macaluso, CEO of Wizard World, Inc. "This is by far the most activities and most starpower we've had at any of our conventions — ever. " Indeed, in a summer where "The Avengers" has already grossed more than a billion dollars by taking a bunch of huge, individual franchises and bringing them all together, Wizard seems to have taken the same approach.
October 15, 2001 |
THE MOST COLOSSAL combination in comic books - and one of the biggest collaborations in pop culture, period - is occurring as you read this. Imagine George Lucas directing "Star Trek. " (Yeah, right.) Or James Bond in the hands of James Cameron. (Ditto.) Or Superman and Batman redrawn by Stan Lee, the legendary comic-book creator. (No joke.) Lee and DC Comics have teamed up for a series titled "Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating...," which gives Lee the freedom to literally re-create Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and others.
June 3, 2013 |
For Baxter Guilfoyle, wearing a bloodstained white shirt with a clerical collar, it was "all about the zombies. " Carrying a sign reading "Zombie Rights!", Guilfoyle, 42, of Northeast Philadelphia, easily blended in with the crowd of comic book superheroes, villains, and monsters, and thousands of their fans who filled the Convention Center on Saturday. It was Wizard World Comic Con, the traveling comics extravaganza, and it drew a steady flow of comics enthusiasts. For Todd O'Donnell of Ardmore, Saturday was a day of father-son bonding as he carried 3-year-old Griffin, who was sporting a Spider-Man costume, amid the exhibit hall crowd.
August 6, 1986 |
In the first chapters of Marvel Comic's 25th Anniversary edition of the Fantastic Four, Ben Grimm returns to the field where Reed Richard's doomed spaceship crash-landed on Earth after it encountered Cosmic Rays in the approach to Deep Space. The rays burned super powers into the Fantastic Four, but only Ben was left deformed and looking much like a rock. He is ashamed of his appearance, even though he understands "we've gotta use that power to help mankind, right?" Despondent, Ben has his friend Hopper Hertnecky fly him over Monster Isle in the South Pacific, where he jumps out of the plane and lands in the water.
June 20, 2003 |
Here are my top 11 Hulk stories ever. Authors are in parentheses. Incredibly, none of co-creator Stan Lee's tales or current writer Bruce Jones' epics make the list. 1) Incredible Hulk No. 377 (Peter David) - Bruce Banner's split personalities - the repressed scientist, the raging child and the sadistic thug - confront their inner demons and merge, creating what many believe was an "Ultimate" Hulk. 2) Future Imperfect No. 1-2 (David) - The Hulk battles an evil future version of himself for the fate of the world and his own soul.
May 30, 2003 |
In just three years, Joe Quesada has gone from prolific artist to one of the most powerful men in comics. When he took over the editorial duties at Marvel, the company that had dominated the comics landscape for decades was hurting badly, both creatively and financially. He immediately set out to fix broken books, make popular ones even better, make books accessible to new readers, recruit top talent and try new ideas. The results have been astonishing. For the second straight year, comic sales are up. Sales of the company's trade paperback collections are even better.
October 20, 1995 |
Perhaps the best way to describe "Mallrats" is to say that it does not dishonor its predecessor, the low-budget comedy "Clerks. " Which would just about be impossible, since "Clerks" is a notoriously vulgar - and just as notoriously funny - profile of two minimum-wage countermen at a shabby convenience store/video outlet in New Jersey. In "Mallrats," writer/director Kevin Smith sticks to the youth-retail territory he mapped out in his first movie, but expands his, um, vision.