Free Comic Book Day takes place on the first Saturday in May! You get comics for FREE just by going to a participating store! For more information and to find a participating comic book specialty shop near you, go to www.freecomicbookday.com.
The United States Post Office has teamed up with Spider-Man (and Stan Lee) to help promote domestic Priority Mail. You can order Amazing Spider-Man 2 priority mail flat rate boxes.
The legend Stan Lee headed to Larry King Now and dished on a lot of his plans. Lee also broke news on new Latino, Indian and Chinese superheroes he’s working on and confirms the much anticipated Black Panther film.
I’m also working on a latino superhero. We have a black one, Marvel has called the Black Panther, which will be a movie pretty soon.
Lee who helped gave the world Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Fantastic Four, among many others sounded off on the Marvel movie franchise, why today’s top writers choose comics, and the most amusing person he knows.
Check out clips below and the entire episode will be available on Ora TV and Hulu at 2pm PST.
Below Lee talks about how he sits back and gets to take a lot of credit. It’s fascinating when he talks about his payment for creating the characters we love and being “work for hire.”
Stan Lee also answers social media questions from fans.
As fans around the world fill out their holiday wish lists, Dark Horse has released two of the year’s most anticipated collections early, in time for Black Friday!
Polar: Came from the Cold, by Victor Santos, is a guns-blazing espionage action-adventure in the grand tradition of Jim Steranko and Frank Miller. This graphic novel is a brutal, fast-tempo story of revenge that Newsarama says is “as ice-cold as its name.” Though Polar was originally released as a silent webcomic, Santos has crafted a script as hard boiled and intriguing as his art for this hardcover collection.
The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Comics Went Underground! is a collection of the long-out-of-print underground Comix Book series (1974–1976), originally edited by Denis Kitchen and Stan Lee for Marvel Comics. The collection includes work from underground creators such as Joel Beck, Kim Deitch, Justin Green, Harvey Pekar, Trina Robbins, Art Spiegelman, Skip Williamson, and S. Clay Wilson. The book features an introduction by Lee, a foreword by Kitchen, and an essay by James Vance, accompanied by unpublished artwork, photographs, and correspondence from Kitchen’s archives.
Both Polar: Came from the Cold and The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Comics Went Underground! move up from an original release date of December 11 to a November 27 on-sale date. Now, that’s something to be thankful for!
Writers: Stuart Moore, David Petersen, Jason McNamara, Gareth Gaudin, James Vining, Fred Van Lente, Colin Upton, Rich Tommaso, Faith Erin Hicks, Tara Abbamondi, Michael May, Kevin Church, Ben Towle, Mark Shainblum, Toren Atkinson, Roger Stern, Mike Carey, Stan Lee, Jamie Delano, Jeffrey Burandt, Paul Kupperberg, Douglas Rushkoff
Artists: Simon Roy, Rick Geary, David Petersen, Rahsan Ekedal, Gareth Gaudin, James Vining, Colleen Coover, Colin Upton, Rich Tommaso, Faith Erin Hicks, Tara Abbamondi, Max Riffner, Ben Towle, Toren Atkinson, Caleb Hystad, Carla Speed McNeil, Dean Haspiel, Adam Domville, Gideon Kendall, Simon Fraser, Jeff Lemire, Richard Case, Aaron Florian, John Byrne, Molly Crabapple
Letter: Ryan Ferrier, Jeff Leblanc
PANELS FOR PRIMATES is a charity anthology of primate-themed comics, prose, and illustration, with contributions from veteran creators and talented newcomers alike, assembled by Troy Wilson. Proceeds from this anthology go to benefit the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville, KY, a nationally respected sanctuary housing more than 50 primates, including 11 chimpanzees. The organization’s work has been featured in the award-winning book Animal Underworld, by investigative journalist Alan Green and the Center for Public Integrity, in the magazine Animals’ Agenda (now Animals and Society Institute), on television and in newspapers nationwide.
This November, Scholastic released Comic Art, a collection of Award-winning comic artwork from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The booklet features a foreword by renowned comic book writer Stan Lee, Q&A with cartoonist Ellen Forney and stunning comics illustrated by students from across the nation.
The Awards, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Writers & Artists, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. Thea program encourages and awards young aspiring comic artists.
Comic Art is a great way to connect with the next generation of talented writers and illustrators. The comic art featured in the booklet explore themes of friendship, finding oneself, exploring the world and bullying, amongst others and is available online at artandwriting.org.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards call for submissions is now open for the 2014 edition! You can find the full details about how you can submit material here. Any public, private, parochial or home-school student in grades 7 – 12 in the U.S., Canada or an American school abroad may participate in the Awards.
This November, celebrate the milestone anniversary of the Children of the Atom as the X-Men turn 50 years old! Marvel is proud to present a first look at X-Men: Gold #1, featuring all-new stories by legendary creators from the 50 years of rich X-Men history!
X-Men: Gold #1 features an all-new, feature length story by the legendary Chris Claremont and classic X-Artist Bob McLeod! Experience an untold, in-continuity story of the X-Men featuring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, and Rogue!
But that’s not all! X-Men: Gold #1 is also jam-packed with stories from all-star creators from the storied history of Marvel’s Mutants – including the first new X-Men story from Stan Lee in years! Stan is joined by Louise Simonson and Walt Simonson to bring you an exciting new tale of the original X-Men!
Also featuring new stories set throughout the history of the X-Men from all-star X-Creators Len Wein, Jorge Molina, Fabian Nicieza, Salvador Larroca, Roy Thomas and Pat Olliffe!
X-MEN: GOLD #1 (SEP130754)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT, STAN LEE, LOUISE SIMONSON, LEN WIEN, FABIAN NICEZA, & ROY THOMAS
Art by WALTER SIMONSON, BOB MCLEOD, JORGE MOLINA, SALVADOR LARROCA, & PAT OLLIFFE
Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Variant Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
FOC – 10/21/13 On-Sale – 11/13/13
You will soon be able to create stories based on characters that comic book legend Stan Lee creates. Lee will design four new superheroes for Plotagon. Plotagon is a software platform that allows individuals to create animated movies. The platform, which can be downloaded for both Windows and OS X, allows you to type a story which it then interprets and creates a movie, dubbed a “magical typewriter.”
The software is free for a basic set-up that includes five characters and six environments. You can then purchase additional characters. Lee’s pack of characters will cost $9.99 and be available in early November. In addition to the characters it’ll also have new scenes and settings to be used as backdrops.
In an interview with Variety, Lee said:
I have had great fun creating all my characters and have really enjoyed seeing my fans creating their own stories. Now, through this collaboration with Plotagon, they can create their own superhero movies.
The deal was announced at New York Comic Con.
Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan Lee, Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead, pop culture icon William Shatner, Summer Glau and WWE Superstar Sheamus are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, September 20-22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The standout roster will also include Michael Rooker, Laurie Holden and Chandler Riggs of The Walking Dead and Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters. It is the sixth in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
Lee, Rooker and Hudson will be in attendance all three days; Reedus, Riggs and Glau will appear on Saturday and Sunday; Shatner will be on site on Friday evening and Saturday; and Sheamus will appear on Saturday only.
Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con.
Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Mike Zeck, CAFU, Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams and Eisner Award Nominees Darick Robertson, David Marquez and Ethan Van Sciver.
Other celebrities on the Ohio Comic Con roster are Emmy Award nominee Ron Glass, Ray Park, Lou Ferrigno, Jason David Frank and Sara Underwood.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Ohio Comic Con show hours are Friday, Sept. 20, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Sunday, Sept. 22, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.
Ohio Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.
This Wednesday, August 7, the San Francisco Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers and present the Stan Lee Experience in the Triples Alley Premium Space at AT&T Park! Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, will be on-hand at this exclusive VIP pre-game party! All VIP Special Event ticket holders will get to enjoy complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine), and will receive a limited-edition Giants themed art print, inspired by the legend himself, Stan Lee. Each piece is signed by both Stan Lee and Sergio Romo! Unlike any other ballpark setting, this on-field space is the perfect place to enjoy all of the pre-game excitement at the ballpark. Triples Alley, the Giants newest premium location, has it all, including on-field access from which to watch batting practice, early access to the ballpark, and at the conclusion of the pre-game event, a walk along the warning track on the field to get to your seats for the game.
Whether you already have a game ticket or not, you can participate in the VIP Special Event! If you do not have a game ticket, you can purchase the “Full Package”, which includes full access to the Triples Alley pre-game party space, as well as a Lower Box ticket. If you already have a ticket to the Wednesday, 8/7 game, you can purchase the “Add-On” option, which includes full access to the Triples Alley pre-game party space. Please Note: in order to purchase the “Add-On” option and attend the VIP event, you must have a valid game ticket, as well.
The Giants website says this is sold out, but you never know the day of the game or maybe you can find tickets online.