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  1. Entertainment

    Stan Lee Narrates New Spider Man Clips, Drops Major Spoilers

    Three new clips from the upcoming Spider Man movie were just released, complete with spoiler-filled narration from Stan Lee. Take a look if you want more incongruous clues about how this next installation of the franchise will shake out.

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  2. Entertainment

    Stan Lee Will Not Be Getting A Guardians Of The Galaxy Cameo and Here’s Why

    Yes, it's true: Stan Lee recently revealed that he will not be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy in any way. But that's okay, we swear! The world isn't ending. He's got a perfectly reasonable explanation for why he won't be there.

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  3. Entertainment

    Electro Visits Times Square in Latest Amazing Spider-Man 2 Promo

    If you were packed into Times Square for New Years Eve, then you got an early look at this teaser of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 showing Electro and Spidey battling it out in Times Square. Otherwise, you can just watch it right now from the comfort of your home or office.

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  4. Entertainment

    Top Panels to Attend or Keep an Eye on at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

    After spending more time than is healthy perusing the entire schedule for San Diego Comic-Con, my initial response was to considering begging for a ticket to San Diego. I would tell you what I'd do for it, but putting that in writing might be illegal. Suffice it to say: The multitude of panels look so incredible, it is almost impossible to decide which you (assuming you are lucky enough to go!) ought to attend. Worry not, gentle reader: Below is the list of 50 events I would mainline caffeine, wear hideous athletic sneakers, and maybe work on that whole being-in-two-places-at-once-issue to attend, helpfully divided into categories of interest.

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  5. Entertainment

    Stan Lee Creates a YouTube Account to say “Get Well Soon” to Shooting Victim

    Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics and hero to many, went out of his way to send a special message to one of his fans. Bowe Cleveland was shot in the Taft Union High School shooting on January 10th. When Lee found out Bowe was a huge Marvel fan, he took to YouTube, created an account, and recorded this message. Besides the message, Lee also sent Cleveland signed posters and comics, and assured him that if he needs anything he should just yell "Avengers assemble!" Stan Lee is a wonderful, wonderful man.

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  6. Entertainment

    Stan Lee Might Have, Maybe, Confirmed a Doctor Strange Movie’s Definitely Happening

    Stan Lee might be the most well-known name in comics, but that doesn't mean he hasn't made mistakes in the past. When it comes to the Marvel movies, he's good for a cameo and executive producer credit, but he's not really all that involved in the production. So, when we say that Mr. Lee might have just outed a Doctor Strange movie as definitely happening, it's important to absorb that news with a grain of salt. Once you've done that, feel free to squee.

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  7. Entertainment

    Stan Lee Will Be the 2,428th Star On the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    The main man of the House of Ideas will be getting a particular honor next week, when he gathers with guests to unveil his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame honors five different categories of the pop arts: motion pictures, television, audio recording, radio, and live theater.  Comic books are not among them, but it would be difficult to argue that Stan Lee's work hasn't made significant contributions to the television and movie canons. It would seem that Lee has been nominated for the star on the strength of his television career, as the Walk of Fame press release takes pains to highlight it:
    In 1981 Stan Lee transformed his Spider-Man and Hulk creations into Saturday morning and syndicated television cartoons. When Marvel Comics and Marvel Productions were acquired by New World Entertainment in 1986, Stan's horizons expanded even further, giving him the opportunity to become more deeply involved in the creation and development of filmed projects for both the big and small screen. He supervised such diverse animated series as X-Men, Spider-Man and The Hulk. To date, Stan's characters have populated over 24 separate television series, all of which continue in syndication around the world.

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  8. Gaming

    Mature Games To Minors Supreme Court Case Has New Defender: Stan Lee

    In an open letter published on the Video Game Voter's Network website, Stan Lee has thrown his support behind the game merchants of Schwarzenegger, Gov. of CA V. Entertainment Merchants, Et Al., the case headed for the Supreme Court which will give a federal ruling on whether it is constitutional to prohibit minors from purchasing violent games. Lee makes very appropriate comparisons between the current mainstream worry about children playing violent games and the same fears about crime and horror comics in the nineteen fifties. Hopefully the public's fears of video gaming can be resolved without a restrictive self-imposed system of censorship that artistically hobbled the industry for a decade and a half. We've excerpted some of Lee's letter below:

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  9. Entertainment

    Stan Lee Wants his Oscar for “Best Cameo.” Excelsior!

    Just days after appearing on The Big Bang TheoryStan "The Man" Lee has broken his Funny or Die silence, uploading his first-ever video to the site.

    When you see the name of one of the greatest comic book creators of all time in the "uploader" column, you pay attention. What, pray tell, is Stan Lee campaigning for? The answer: he wants there to be an Oscar for "Best Cameo." Also, he wants to win it. Video after the jump:

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  10. Entertainment

    Stan Lee is Back: Collaborating with Boom! Studios and Mark Waid

    The comic-blogosphere has been abuzz lately, with everyone trying to figure out the purpose behind the guerilla marketing campaign "Stan's Back!"  Ads in comics newspapers and online featured simple white text on a black background, with the first word written in imitation of Stan Lee's distinctive signature. Speculation stopped yesterday, when Boom! Studios announced that they were behind the ads.  They are collaborating with Lee to create three new superhero series.  Lee will produce and create the character concepts, but the titles will be written by other writers, the first of whom is confirmed to be Mark Waid

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  11. Entertainment

    Why The Big Bang Theory Is Good For Geeks, and Why I Hate The Big Bang Theory

    When I found out that Stan Lee would be appearing in this week's episode of The Big Bang Theory, I was momentarily elated. This was swiftly followed by sadness when I reminded myself that no matter how much I want to enjoy it, every time I watch an episode of TBBT I feel bad at the end of it. It would be wrong to say that I think The Big Bang Theory is a bad show. In fact, I think overall that TBBT is a very good thing for geek culture, and it is clear to me that the guys behind it are true geeks. But the fact remains that I feel excluded and sometimes even insulted by the show. And I don't mean insulted by inaccuracies, like that you can't steal loot off of your companions' corpses in World of Warcraft. Worst. Game reference. Ever. (/shove glasses up nose /toke on inhaler). I'd like to try and explain why I think The Big Bang Theory is good for geek culture, and why I nevertheless hate it.

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  12. Entertainment

    Memo to Mark Millar: Kick-Ass is Not Realism

    I was all ready to ignore Kick-Ass. To just let it slip past my radar and fade into obscurity like Lions Gate's Frank Miller's Will Eisner's The Spirit. I don't see the point of willfully subjecting myself to things that I know I will only find repugnant. But then The Independent's interview with Mark Millar flipped my nerdrage switch. And then, I watched the trailers, and now... here I am. Now I know what Kick-Ass is about, other than, you know, violence. Just as I suspected, it is not an original concept, but to my surprise it is an interesting one. The idea of the realistic superhero, with or without powers, has been tackled over and over again. Watchmen, The Authority, Top 10, Batman Begins, Hancock, the X-Men, Spiderman and more have all attempted, in some way, to bring the superhero down to earth. In a way, this makes me more angry. I'd much rather Millar take a dumb concept and make a bad movie, than watch him take an idea I am honestly intellectually and creatively interested in and make a hash of it. Anyway, here's the first bit that got me: Millar says "There's never been a superhero comic set in the real world."

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  13. Gaming

    New Monk Character Designs from Diablo III

    Two days ago, the Jace Hall Show revealed an exclusive chat with Blizzard developers, where they were shown the character designs for the female representation of the monk class for Diablo III. Now, if you're a Diablo fan, and salivating over every tiny screen grab and gameplay trailer, you're probably already aware.

    However, if you are not, and are simply generally interested in Diablo III, because, say, just as a hypothetical example, all your friends are really excited about it and you haven't played Diablo so you'll just take their word for it that you should be...

    Then we'll try to give you the quick story, show you some screen grabs, links, and keep you informed on bad ass lady monks as efficiently as possible.

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