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 […]
Just as a tortilla chip is a transport vehicle for tasty, sizzlin’ salsa, the Super Bowl is a container for movie trailers and advertisements. It happened to be a very exciting football game, if you liked Emperor Palpatine the Patriots, but what could be more exciting than a new season of Stranger things! Here’s the […]
Marvelous Nerd Years Eve with Stan Lee, held this weekend in Dallas, is the latest show that over reached in its first year, drew far fewer people than expected, and has left a cloud of accusations in its wake.
20th Century Fox has bought the rights to Lee’s life story
Abraham Riesman. New York magazines resident comics expert, has a long and long brewing profile of Stan Lee called Why Is Stan Lee’s Legacy in Question?. It’s a write-around, meaning he never got to talk to Lee personally, but he talked to everyone else, inluding Roy Thomas and Lee biographer Tom Spurgeon. And if you […]