Stan Lee has just joined a very select group of Hollywood stars immortalized in the concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The 94-year-old signed his name and then imprinted his hands and shoes in the cement pad in front of family, fans, and friends. Kevin Smith, Chadwick Boseman, Clark Gregg, Kevin Feige, and Todd McFarlane spoke at the ceremony. Check out the video below. (more…)
These days, it seems that everything is all about zombies. Okay, maybe not everything, but there is no way zombie fiction would be as popular as it is today were it not for the work of Hollywood legend George A. Romero, who passed away on the 17th of July. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead films helped to launch a genre and changed horror and science fiction forever. Before Romero, zombies weren’t really a thing. Frankenstein’s Monster was pretty much the end-all-be-all of “zombies” until the dead truly began to walk and munch on brains. Now, after Romero’s death, Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead has created a moving tribute.
As we are now in an age where zombies are a part of the public lexicon with such shows as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and movies like Zombieland and countless others, it’s worth nothing that they pretty much wouldn’t exist without George Romero. The famed Canadian-American director gave us Night of the Living Dead way back in 1968, and it was not only ground breaking for introducing the zombie genre, but also made his zombie films talk about various issues hidden within their layers: race relations, consumerism, and militarism. The famed director is responsible for other horror gems like The Crazies, Creepshow, Monkey Shines, and the subsequent zombie sequels: Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead.
In June of this year, it was revealed that Rancho Obi-Wan, the home of more than 350,000 items of Star Wars memorabilia had suffered a series of thefts resulting in a loss of more than $200,000 of property. Rancho Obi-Wan not only houses the largest collection on the planet (The Guinness Book cleared this up), it also houses a complete reference collection of everything Star Wars so when Steve Sansweet, the curator, noticed the theft, he was more concerned with the loss of items than their financial value. (more…)
That’s right, 69 years. In an era when half of all marriages end in divorce, nearly seven decades of marriage is almost incomprehensible. Except to the Lees. Stan and Joan Lee got married in 1947, and were together through thick and thin. Without Joan, there would have been no Marvel Universe, because it was her challenge to Stan to write a comic he was proud of that resulted in the Fantastic Four. Otherwise, Stan Lee might have been another failed novelist instead of the godfather or a multimedia empire. It’s just one reason why we’re sad to report tonight that Joan Lee has passed away at 93. (more…)
Now before you start desperately trying to invent transdimensional travel to find which wonderful alternate timeline lucked out with a mid-90’s Batman v Superman staring John Cusack and Bruce Willis, it turns out the following trailer is actually the masterwork of YouTuber Frank Ireland (under the name ChiefBrodyRules.)
Ireland really did an amazing job of this, extra points too for casting Denzel Washington as Commissioner Gordon. Check it out!
The hearts of nerds around the world were struck a devastating blow this month when Adam West, the original Batman, died after a short struggle with leukemia earlier this month. Friends, family and fans have been laying out tribute and paying their respects in the days since, with people from all over the world noting the impact he has had on the character of Batman, the franchise and the world in general. It was announced yesterday that the iconic Bat Signal, traditionally used to summon the caped crusader to action when a crime had been reported, would be lit above Los Angeles tonight in West’s honour. (more…)
Disney Cruises are adding Marvel heroes to the mix this Fall and had Stan Lee call to set everything up. Which superheroes got the invite? Check out the video below. (more…)
Saturday’s tragic news that TV’s Batman, Adam West, had died after a brief battle with leukaemia hit the fan community hard. It didn’t matter that West’s Batman wasn’t the Darkest Knight, that he wasn’t a broody and disturbed misanthrope that poured years of rage and grief into beating the tar our of criminals, he was, to many, the Batman of a generation. As always, there’s a camaraderie amongst superheroes, even amongst Batmen, and among the numerous people to state their grief for the loss of West are those that took up his mantle in the cape and cowl. (more…)
With E3 2017 finally under way, the biggest names in gaming have begun to hold their annual E3 conferences. It’s here where people from all over the world who couldn’t make it to Los Angeles clamor around their computer screens and hope the rumor they heard months ago comes true. Microsoft’s Xbox opened their conference with news about the Xbox One X. In addition to calling it the most powerful console, it is also the smallest Xbox they’ve created. For more details about the Xbox One X check it out after the jump.