July 22, 2016 |
Comic book legend Stan Lee is about to get personal with a new digital graphic novel. God Woke is a tale of humanity's quest for meaning with a flipped perspective that has God searching for the same, will take readers from Lee's time-honored superhero works and leave them questioning their purpose in life. Reminiscent of philosopher Albert Camus ' theory of the absurd, Lee worked on the project with Deadpool creator Fabian Nicieza . The philosophical God Woke will first be released in print and later as a Cinematic Graphic Novel (CGN)
June 24, 2016 |
In the past half-decade, Hayley Atwell has with Tommy Lee Jones, Kenneth Branagh, Woody Allen, the whole Marvel Studios crew and starred in her own series, Agent Carter , based on her Captain America-related Marvel character, Peggy Carter. So, she isn't easily impressed by celebrities. In fact, she says there is only one person that makes her starstruck. That would be "The Man" himself. "I always get excited to see Stan Lee," Atwell said recently at a Wizard World event in Sacramento.
May 8, 2015 |
THOUGH Greg Horn has been a fixture at Wizard World Philly for years now, the one constant is that Horn remains one of the rare artists whose art on the cover alone moves comics off shelves. So much else has changed, though, in the industry and for Horn personally. "There's a lot more business to comics than I thought there was when I was a fan," he said. "You'd come in here and draw and if you drew the best, everything [was] going to go your way. "There's a lot of politics.
May 2, 2014 |
PERHAPS the fertile imagination of Stan Lee could conjure a villain with the power to bend time into a recurring loop. The fellow could use his Groundhog Day abilities to rob armored cars, or whatever, and while this was going on the rest of us could be forced to experience the same thing, over and over. Much as we now experience the "Spider-Man" movies, reboots of reboots of a character done to near-perfection, and very recently, by Sam Raimi. Case in point: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," a long, low-energy movie, that begins with Spider-Man policing New York successfully, but failing in his relationship with Gwen (Emma Stone)
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.
May 30, 2013 |
LOOKING TO HAVE a Marvel-ous time this weekend? Or to get "Charmed" while boldly going where no one has gone before? Good news. Wizard World Philly 2013 is here from Thursday through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (12th and Arch streets). The return of Marvel Comics to Philly after a multi-year absence is perhaps the biggest event at this year's show - though there are many huge headliners at this year's show (which runs an extra day). They would include legendary creator Stan Lee, co-creator of Iron Man as well as other wildly successful characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk and Thor.
March 22, 2013 |
THERE HAVE BEEN a number of movies about the world of ballet, and all of them have made it seem like a back-stabbing sorority - "Mean Girls" in toe shoes. But none of the stories compare with what's going on at Russia's vaunted Bolshoi. Earlier this month, principal dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko was arrested over suspicion that he was involved in the acid-splashing attack on artistic director Sergei Filin . Now, according to the Huffington Post, former star dancer Anastasia Volochkova has accused the company of pimping out its female dancers.
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.
May 23, 2011 |
PHILADELPHIA - Stan Lee, whose career writing comic books has run from the golden age to contemporary times, is going digital. Boom! Studios said Monday that the man who helped create modern marvels like the Fantastic Four and X-Men will see his current crop of comic series available online and on mobile devices through his own app by way of the Los Angeles-based comic and graphic novel publisher. Dubbed the "Stan Lee Boom! Comics App," the program is being offered through Apple's iTunes app store.
December 6, 2010 |
Arguably the biggest comic event of the year continues with the recent release of " The Traveler " from BOOM! Studios - the latest collaboration between legend Stan Lee and the upstart company. As was the case with last month's "Soldier Zero," it is unclear how much input Lee had with the creation and direction of "The Traveler. " But his fingerprints are again unmistakably on the character. The Traveler is a mysterious masked hero with time-traveling abilities who stands in opposition to the Split-Second M, super-powered assassins from the future, who we soon learn have powers related to the fundamental forces of the universe.