When it comes to comic book creators, you can’t get much better than Stan “The Man” Lee. Even people who have never read a single comic book in their life know who he is: he’s the guy who makes a cameo in every single film in the MCU. There’s a reason for that and it has everything to do with the simple fact that he created or co-created almost every Marvel character people recognize today. Whether we are talking about your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, a giant green rage monster, or an alcoholic who flies around town in an iron suit, Stan Lee had something to do with creating them. (more…)
All eyes are going to be on the Avengers and their pending Infinity War, but long before that, we’re finally going to see Marvel’s street-level, and streetwise, heroes team up for The Defenders. The series launches next month on Netflix, so the hype-building has begun and frankly not much has to be done because we’ve been building up to this for three years now. So what can they do to help sell this movie in face of that? How about bringing on the guy who knows Marvel heroes better than anyone? (more…)
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…)
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…)
In a Marvel film, you can always count on a few things. It’s going to be entertaining as hell, and there will no doubt be a Stan Lee cameo. Considered the godfather of Marvel (and comic books in general), Stan Lee is responsible for giving us most of the characters we hold dear to our hearts. Although the 94-year-old has since retired from his position at Marvel, he almost always has made cameos in the films based on his properties.
The time honoured tradition of debating the outcome of a fight between two superheroes is as old as the medium itself. Undoubtedly right now somewhere someone is in the middle of a debate over who wins between two of our four colour champions and it is really all part of the fun of loving comicbooks (unless it is online, there it seems to be a vile spittle filled all-caps-apalooza that eventually degrades into personal insults. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) These Days if you casually glance at the comment section on the latest capes-and-tights movie trailer you’ll be washed over with a flood of bile and vitriol filled statements that are based more on brand loyalty and tribe mentality than anything actually related to the work itself.
Anyyyyyway. Will these duels ever have a definite and finite answer? Probably not, but if anyone can settle one of these conflicts and put the matter to rest it is Stan Lee. This past weekend at the ‘The Men, The Myths, The Legends‘ panel at this years Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Hostess Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) asked for Stan’s insight on the eventual outcome of an all out mano-a-mano, drag-out, winner takes all, fist fest between Marvel’s star spangled man, Captain America, and DC Comics Dark Knight, Batman. And yes, he gave the perfect answer (via Heroic Hollywood.) (more…)
He’s played a security guard, Hugh Hefner, a general, a bus passenger, a strip club DJ, a librarian, a mailman, a truck driver, a Fed EX delivery driver, another security guard, a beauty contest judge, a Doubting Thomas, a bartender, a patient in a mental hospital, an honoured police officer, Larry King, a guy who drank the wrong soda, a stranger on a train, and a World War II vet (among other). Stan Lee has had a wide variety of cameos in Marvel movies and TV shows, so would it be so surprising if he were to appear in Avengers: Infinity War? (more…)
Given today’s precarious job market it may be quite incomprehensible for young people to think that they could be at one company for three-quarters of a century. It’s not impossible, you just would have had to be hired in 1941. Like Stan Lee. Lee is well-known for creating the entire Marvel Universe as we know it in the 1960s, but his career at Marvel – and it’s various previous identities – goes all the way back to the 1940s. The Walt Disney Company took time out recently to remember that, and remember the long career of the man that made the company they now proudly own. (more…)