Stan and Jack seen together c. 1964

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One 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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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 save […]

Sean Howe’s MARVEL: THE UNTOLD STORY Draws a Crowd of True Believers in Brooklyn

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By Hannah Means-Shannon Marvel’s an enigmatic company. It’s an underlying paradox that goes hand in hand with their media-active public image with Stan Lee at the pop-culture helm. Sean Howe’s book on Marvel’s history, MARVEL: THE UNTOLD STORY, generated a lot of gossip and speculation long before review copies were circulating and an active Facebook […]

Stan Lee gets a pacemaker, recovering

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Turns out those concerns over Stan Lee’s recent show cancellations weren’t entirely unfounded—The Man announced he just received a pacemaker: “Attention, Troops! This is a dispatch sent from your beloved Generalissimo, directly from the center of Hollywood’s combat zone! Now hear this! Your leader hath not deserted thee! In an effort to be more like […]

Stan Lee is "totally fine" and drinking a milkshake

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While Stan Lee’s canceling of some appearances has led to all the anxiety and speculation that one might expect for a man his age, the Facebook page for the Comikaze Expo, which he owns, has some information from closer at hand:

Stan Lee cancels near future appearances, including Wizard World Ohio

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An email from Wizard PR notes that Stan Lee’s management has informed them that “Stan would be unable to attend any upcoming appearances for the near future, including the Ohio Comic Con, as well as the “Authors Authors” Toledo-Lucas County Public Library appearance set for this Thursday, September 27th. We will let fans know more as we know more details.” Wizard is issuing refunds for all VIP, Photo Ops and Autograph Tickets that have been prepurchased.

Con Wars 2: SoCal edition

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While the indie comics world was swooning over Chris Ware in Bethesda last weekend, yet another assault was being made on tapping the LA comic-con market with Stan Lee’s Comikaze. It was by most accounts an enjoyable show in the nerdlebrity mold, with comics pressed up against Adam West and Elvira. Having Stan Lee running around didn’t hurt, of course.

On The Scene: Baltimore Comic-Con Day 1

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The lines wound around the block, disappeared and reappeared again against the concrete of the convention center in the steamy, bright weather, but once they started moving it was orderly and brisk. The incoming flood lasted for at least an hour without sign of slowing, but the capacity was generous inside and even a crowded floor was manageable. A newcomer to the Baltimore Con flipping open the guide would immediately notice a unique feature in comparison to the New York Comic Con or Wizard World Philadelphia: artist’s alley occupied at least forty percent of the floor, more if you added in the range of side-tables along the walls also designated for artists. This didn’t mean that the convention was weak on the shopping fare that comics fans demand and expect, or the deals they are looking for on that one book missing from their collection, but it did create an interesting dynamic of two worlds in synergy, each working together for the event.

So Stan Lee once posed for a naked centrefold

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By Steve Morris SFW? NSFW? I suppose it all depends on if your boss has an alliterative name or not. Writer Sean Howe, building up to the October 9th release of his new book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, has been releasing snippets and previews via the book’s Tumblr page. And this most recent update […]

HeroesCon proves thirty is fabulous

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Whoosh! HeroesCon just raced on by! We arrived late on Thursday, hit BarCon and the rest was just WHOOSH! So much fun, we barely had time to type about it at all. That isn’t to say there weren’t some snafus—all on our own part—but they came and went so quickly.

On the Scene: Wizard World Philly: The Pinnacle of General Nerd Capitalism

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Retrofit Comics’ Box Brown went to Wizard World Philadelphia for a day and here is what he saw and did.

Stan Lee: "In what way would [Jack Kirby's] name appear?" — UPDATED

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WOW, Creator Rights day on the Internet rolls on with what we might call Stan Lee’s Hilary Rosen moment: an unforced error that cannot be rolled back. In an interview with Moviefone, of ALL PLACES, Stan is asked POINT BLANK about whether Jack Kirby should be credited on THE AVENGERS:

Stan Lee wins Producers Guild's Vanguard Award

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When he isn’t pacting, Stan Lee is getting awards! This January he’ll be present with the Vanguard Award from the Producers Guild of America.

Stan Lee teams with MASScanvas for T-shirt contest

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As you all know, Stan Lee pacts the way other people breathe. Here’s a new one — a contest with online community MASScanvas to design a t-shirt; a portions of the proceeds of the winning design will go to the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Winners get their very own congratulatory video from Stan, as well.

TIMELINE: The many pacts of Stan Lee

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What is a day in the life of Stan Lee like? Judging by the PR wire, as soon as he gets out of bed he asks himself “Whom shall I pact with today, True Believer?” and his people call some other people, and POW! a pact is born!

How many times has Stan Lee pacted with another entertainment company? The answer may SHOCK you.

50 Years ago today the Marvel Age began

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Based on what we know of publishing data, August 8th, 1961 was the day FANTASTIC FOUR #1 arrived on newsstands. Tom Brevoort sent out a birthday tweet. Although there’s talk of boycotts and justified anger over Marvel’s shoddy treatment of some of its greatest talent over the years, we should still mark this day. Pairing the protean storytelling of Ditko and Kirby with the breezy populism of Stan Lee created some of the greatest adventure comics that have ever been, and we suspect they’ll be read for another 50 years.