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Florence “Fabulous Flo” Steinberg, an iconic member of the original Marvel Bullpen, has passed away, age unknown but truly ageless. Flo was the sole MArvel staffer besides Stan Lee himself in the early Marvel Comics of the 60s. She can be heard on this immortal Merry Marvel Marching Society record starring Stan, Jack Kirby and […]
It’s hype season and Netflix is starting to hype the upcoming Defenders series… but you probably weren’t expecting the hype to originate from Netflix Korea or to prominently feature Stan Lee. It seems Netflix Korea tweeted a video: The translates to: “There is no need to be perfect. Marvel’s father Stan Lee talking about the […]
Forget about all that there is to see at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, what about all that there is to buy? Prepare to shout at unsuspecting vendors “Shut up and take my money” (which The Beat doesn’t condone) after you see some of these standouts among the piles of convention exclusives. Just about everyone […]
In what has been reported as an emotional ceremony, the late Carrie Fisher, Jack Kirby celebrating his centennial this year, and Stan Lee, making his first public appearance since his wife’s death, were named Disney Legends.
Joan Lee, Stan Lee’s wife of 69 years, has passed away at age 93. following a stroke. They were married on Dec. 5, 1947 and had two children, J.C. (Joan Celia), born in 1950, and Jan, who died three days after her birth in 1953. The British-born former hat model charmed Lee upon their first meeting, as […]
Normally, it’s expected that repeating a press release is poor journalism, but in the case of the PR that Marvel just sent out for Legacy, it would be criminal not to reproduce it in total, because it’s just so…amazing. It promises so many things – Shocks, twists, clues, and Easter eggs – and offers a totally […]
“Comics have become a big business, high stakes….making millions and millions of dollars.” A quote from yesterday’s Beat comment thread? No, from a 1978 documentary about comics called “The World of Comic Books” which was apparently produced for Canadian TV as part of a series. It’s narrated by comedian Jonathan Winters, who was […]
§ Nice art: Tomer Hanuka is selling prints of his New Yorker cover Spring Awakening for $45 but sales end today. They may have already ended – hurry hurry hurry! § I got a note from a promo company named Rackfest that sells limited edition autographed stuff and they have a signed edition of God Woke, […]
Artist, illustrator, writer, and in a way Jack Kirby historian are a few of the titles that Arlen Schumer would claim for himself. The man of many talents is hard at work at this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, giving four “visualectures” throughout the convention weekend. Since SDCF is paying special tribute to the […]