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Tribeca Festival: Stan Lee, Dan Rather, Gloria Gaynor Documentaries; David Duchovny-Directed Film Among 2023 Lineup

The 2023 Tribeca Festival has revealed its feature narrative, documentary and animated film lineups. The selection consists of a number of actor-directed titles, including the world premieres of David Duchovny’s Bucky F*cking Dent, Michael Shannon’s Eric LaRue, Chelsea Peretti’s First Time Female Director, John Slattery’s Maggie Moore(s), Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater’s Downtown Owl and […]

Al Jaffee, Trailblazing ‘Mad’ Magazine Cartoonist, Dies at 102

Al Jaffee, the trailblazing and culture-bending cartoonist for Mad magazine, has died. He was 102. Jaffee, who celebrated his birthday March 13, died Monday in a Manhattan hospital of multisystem organ failure, his granddaughter Fani Thomson told The New York Times.   Jaffee was known for a number of Mad’s trademark features, including Snappy Answers […]

Marvel Teases Stan Lee Documentary Coming to Disney+ in 2023

Marvel revealed a documentary about Stan Lee coming to Disney+ in 2023 on Wednesday — what would have been his 100th birthday.  The entertainment company posted the teaser for the project, simply titled Stan Lee, on its Instagram account with the caption: “100 years of dreaming. 100 years of creating. 100 years of Stan Lee.”  […]

Stan Lee’s Estate Settles Elder Abuse Suit Against Ex-Business Manager

Stan Lee’s estate is one step closer to clearing up a messy legal battle involving accusations of exploitation and elder abuse by the comic book legend’s inner circle, with the settlement of a lawsuit against Lee’s former business manager, Jerardo “Jerry” Olivarez. According to a court document filed on Monday, Lee’s estate moved to dismiss […]

Stan Lee Returns to Marvel Studios With Genius Brands, POW! Entertainment Licensing Deal (Exclusive)

Call it Stan Lee: Homecoming. In a unique deal, Stan Lee, the beloved co-creator of Spider-Man, Avengers and Hulk who died in 2018, is returning to Marvel Studios. Marvel has signed a 20-year deal with Stan Lee Universe, a venture between Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment, to license the name and likeness of Lee […]

Fantastic Four: A Complicated Cinematic Flashback — And Why Fans Are Elated for Group’s Future Following ‘Doctor Strange 2’

[This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.]  Audiences haven’t even seen the actual team yet, but the sight of an alternate reality Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was a signal to fans that — finally — the Fantastic Four has made it under the protective […]

Neal Adams, Comic Book Artist Who Revitalized Batman and Fought for Creators’ Rights, Dies at 80

Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York of complications from sepsis, his wife, Marilyn Adams, told The Hollywood Reporter. Adams jolted the world of comic books in the late 1960s and […]

China’s Youku Picks Up ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

Chinese streaming video platform Youku, the flagship streamer of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group, has acquired the first season of animated children’s series Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, produced by and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The show is created by kids media company Genius Brands International and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment in association with Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions. It will […]

Stan Lee Knew Early on Comic Collecting Would Be a Highly Lucrative Hobby

Not even Stan Lee could have imagined that a copy of the first Spider-Man comic would one day sell for $3.6 million, but the late, legendary Marvel creator predicted back in the 1970s that collecting his books would be a smart investment. Lee, who was born this day in 1922, said in a 1974 interview […]

John Woo to Produce Chinese Superhero Movie Based on Story by Stan Lee

The film will feature Lee's take on the legend of the Monkey King, which he put together in 2016 for a comic book project that was unpublished at the time of his death.

Roy Thomas, Former Marvel Editor, Pushes Back on New Stan Lee Biography (Guest Column)

The one-time Stan Lee protégé dissects 'True Believer,' which he argues undercuts Lee's recollections in favor of artist Jack Kirby's version of events.

How ‘True Believer’ Untangles Stan Lee’s Complicated Legacy

Biographer Abraham Riesman chronicles the rise and fall of the Marvel legend in his new book.