1821 COMICS, STAN LEE AND POW! ENTERTAINMENT IGNITE STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY ON FEBRUARY 2 TO UNVEIL DIGITAL E-BOOKS, BOOKS AND GAMES FROM THEIR NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY IMPRINT
January 15, 2013— 1821 Comics (www.1821comics.com), comic legend Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment are teaming up for STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY, an event in Los Angeles on February 2 for kids celebrating the first properties from 1821 Comics, Stan Lee and POW!’s new family-friendly publishing imprint STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE (SLKU) which include Digital E-Books, books and games for multiple platforms. The children participating in STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY will get an exclusive sneak preview of the new line of family friendly properties and will engage in a variety of fun activities. STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Giggles N’ Hugs (www.gigglesnhugs.com) in Century City, and will include invited children and their parents. STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE is a children’s multimedia company specializing in graphic novels, picture books, digital books, and games. Continue reading →
Most of the time Stan Lee is Smilin’ Stan, the energetic, happy-go-lucky face of Marvel Comics who’s been lauding the joy of comic books for five decades now. But there are things that get him grumpy, and apparently one of those things is asking him why his former partner and Avengers co-creator Jack Kirby’s name doesn’t appear in the credits for Marvel’s The Avengers. Continue reading →
Plenty of work from the mind of Stan Lee is already on the big screen in the form of comic book films like X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk and forthcoming blockbusters like The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man. However, one of the comic book creators project from overseas will be the next project to get the feature film treatment as Deadline reports Dan Gilroy, who worked on the script for Real Steel and wrote The Bourne Legacy for his brother, director Tony Gilroy, will write the The Annihilator about a Chinese superhero for Magic Storm Entertainment. Continue reading →
Stan Lee Media, Inc., a company founded by comic book legend Stan Lee, wants a judge to rule that it is still the rightful owner of the character Conan the Barbarian. In a lawsuit filed Aug. 19 in federal court in L.A. and obtained by EW, SLMI is demanding 100 percent of the film’s proceeds. The company claims its bankruptcy in 2001 would have prevented anyone from taking the rights to the Conan character away. In the suit, Stan Lee Media, Inc. claims the company was betrayed by a former lawyer who made an illegal deal to transfer the rights to another company that would later green-light this summer’s Conan movie. The poorly reviewed remake earned $10 million on its opening weekend, barely beating the debut of the original Conan the Barbarian in 1982.
We’re all desperately waiting to see the Marvel Universe come together on screen in The Avengers on May 4, 2012 (assuming the date doesn’t shift, that is). But it turns out the creation of that supergroup was an accident, brought about by an impending deadline and an artist with a drinking problem.
Tom Brevoort, currently Marvel’s senior vice president of publishing, has been answering fan questions over on formspring, and he recently revealed that the whole reason an Avengers comic had to be created was because Daredevil #1 was late.
Ever since the former governor of California left office, there’s been reams of speculation as to how he’d re-enter the pop culture landscape. Now the question of “What’s next for Arnold Schwarzenegger?” has been answered. Boy, has it ever been answered.
As revealed on Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch blog, the onetime reigning king of the box office is joining forces with the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man to hatch The Governator, an animated series and comic book that will follow an ex-governor who decides to take up a career in crime fighting. Lee explains further:
“The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger. … We’re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife [Maria Shriver]. We’re using his kids. We’re using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governor’s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood.”
This week on ESO, Mike, Dan, Mike, Judy and Bill will be wrapping up our look at the Star Wars Universe when we take a peek at Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Then Mike and I went to the movies and saw the restored version of Fritz Langs ‘Metropolis’, and thought it would be fun to chat about that a little bit. Also this week we continue with our new crew rant section we like to call “The ESO Rant and Raves”.
Join us for another fun filled podcast we like to call Episode 29: Here we all thought Anakin would be the one to bring balance to the force. Oops, Our Bad!!
Table of Contents
0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
0:01:51 ESO Rants and Raves – Stan Lee / Tron: Betrayal / The Sims / Marvel Comics Versions of the ‘Stand’ & ‘The Wizard of Oz’
0:22:10 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
1:05:13 ESO @ The Movies: Metropolis
1:05:34 Show Close
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Stan Lee is the busiest 87-year-old on the planet! He has a feature strip running currently in Amazing Spider-Man. He is overseeing three superhero titles from BOOM! Studios – Soldier Zero, The Traveller, and Starborn. He is developing a team of superheroes for Archie Comics. Yesterday, he announced he was creating The Guardians for the NHL. He has over 20 multi-media projects with his company, POW! Entertainment. He has recently made cameos on Big Bang Theory, Nikita, and Eureka. He has been the guest of honor at numerous conventions (including the NYCC this weekend). And today he announced a deal to create a new comic series from MTV, The Seekers. I’m only half his age and I’m tired just listing all his current projects! You go Stan!
Face Off True Believers! Stan “The Man” Lee and the National Hockey League have partnered to create “The Guardian Project,” a new series of superheroes. Each Guardian derives from its corresponding hockey team – complete with special powers representative of each team and city. Will this be a “Marvel”ous team-up? We’ll all find out when these 30 Guardians will be unveiled together in a special presentation during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C.