Library Con!: All the Comics Programming at ALA-Vegas! Now With Stan Lee!

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Tweet Every Winter, the American Library Association holds a conference in an arctic clime (Philadelphia, Boston) where awards are announced and some networking and training is held.   In the Summer, it’s usually someplace sweltering (although DC in June is not that bad).  Last year, it was held in Chicago.  This year, Vegas. [1]

Stan Lee talks to Playboy about everything—but is it the truth?

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Playboy has a long interview with Stan Lee here (link NSFW but not really as much as you’d think), Normally I’d call this an “autumnal” interview, but under the circumstances, it’s more…the lion in winter. Lee, perhaps realizing this is one of the few spots he has to dig in a little, sometimes avoids the kind of jokes and spin he uses in other interviews. And while his memory is always spotty (and any Lee interview includes may spots where he takes the question and moves the answer to more familiar territory) his grasp on things is still pretty sharp all things considered.

Unassuming Barber Shop: The Human Torch

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Tweet With the return of Jim Hammond in ​All-New Invaders ​#1 and casting rumors swirling around the new FF film reboot, the Human Torch (both versions) is being given another push. But where did he come from? In 1939, a year after Superman’s debut, Timely Comics responded with their own superhero, the original Human Torch. […]

Hang out with Stan Lee this afternoon

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Tweet Do you want to hang out with Stan Lee? Online that is. Apparently at 3:30 PST this afternoon Stan will be “hanging out” at 1337LoungeLive, a “livestreaming geek, comic, and gaming hangout site.” How this will be accomplished is shown in the informational video below. Is Stan Lee the only 92-year-old man that people […]

So how was LA’s Comikaze?

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Tweet Even as comic-con fever sweeps the nation, a few areas remain problematic, and of them all the most problematic has traditionally been Los Angeles, where a relatively inaccessible downtown convention center and the generally spread out nature of Angeleno life has necessitated many trucks of fuel in order to get a full head of […]

Court tells Stan Lee Media to get the hell away from Conan

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Tweet Stan Lee Media—the creeping zombie of a company that no longer has anything to do with Stan Lee, but loves to say they have the rights to everything Stan ever came near—has just lost an appeal in another of it lawsuits, this one, a claim that they had the rights to Conan, saying that […]

Stan Lee has an archive, but you will probably never be able to see it because it’s in Wyoming

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In an era when more and more collection of personal comics papers are being given to scholarly institutions (Columbia’s Karen Green and OSU’s Jenny Robb being among the leaders of this particular movement) it came as a bit of a surprise to be reminded where Stan Lee’s papers are housed: Laramie, WY. Sequential Tart’s Katie Frank made the arduous journey to the archive at the University of Wyoming, braving raging rivers, scaling giant redwoods and sustained on morning dew from maple leaves, but she made it.

On The Scene: Wizard World’s “NYC Experience” Wasn’t Half Bad

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TweetAmong people I talk to about cons and comics, about half won’t bother to go to Wizard World Cons, about a quarter might go, but usually have mediocre things to say about them, and about a quarter haven’t ever been to one but haven’t totally ruled it out. This is because Wizard cons are known […]

On the Scene: Denver Comic Con 2013, Then and Now

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TweetDenver Comic Con is one year old. When it opened in 2012, the con directors hoped for a total of 12,000 attending to make the grand effort worthwhile, but might have been content with less. Instead, they clocked in at roughly 26,000, leaving plenty of room for astonishment and a critique of exactly what had […]

Comics History in Photos: Stan Lee and Jenette Kahn at Temple University in 1978

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Tweet In 1978 Stan Lee was the publisher of Marvel Comics, and Jenette Kahn was the publisher of DC, and together they made a speech at Temple University on the occasion of the oversized epic Superman Vs Muhammed Ali, which was termed of equal value to the Sistine Chapel. I like that comic, but even […]

On the Scene: Sex and Violence? “Blame it on New York!”

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Tweet A group of New York City inspired comics creators descended on the Soho Gallery for Digital Art on the 17th of April to discuss the good, the bad, and the strange elements of the city that have influenced their lives and works, including Al Jaffee of MAD Magazine fame, Peter Kuper of Spy vs. […]

On the Scene: Unpacking comics history at the Asbury Park Comicon 2013

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The secrets of Stan Lee’s hair and other tidbits from comics history at the just concluded Asbury Park Comicon.

Marvel’s #1 to be Announced at SXSW

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TweetMarvel have been teasing a new project called #1, which has been suggested to be a weekly comic, or some kind of compendium, or… well, who knows. At any rate, a new teaser has surfaced, revealing the creative people who will be featured in the project, as well as the news that the announcement for […]

Stan Lee is back on the scene and bringing joy to the children with his new kids comics line

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Although Stan The Man Lee has been missing a few appearances of late—we’re told due to the flu—he was well enough to appear at an event this weekend to mark the launch of his Stan Lee Kids Universe Line of comics. This is not only welcome proof that The Man is still alive and kicking, but a super rare coming to fruition of one of the Many Pacts of Stan Lee.

Stan and Jack seen together c. 1964

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TweetOne of the holy grails of the blogosphere (at least this blogosphere) has been a picture of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby together to run whenever one of those “Stan did this” or “They made another movie based on Jack Kirby’s characters” comes up. Up until now, this semi-obscured photo from a San Diego Inkpots […]

Stan Lee’s Verticus IOS game is FREE today!

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Tweet Has Stan Lee ever stopped pacting? The answer is no, and here is the fruit of one of his pacts, a game for iPhone and iPad called Verticus which is FREE today only, so you might as well give it a whirl. The game normally sells for $1.99. The game involves a mission to […]