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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Comicbook – Stan Lee’s Former Lawyer Appointed As Guardian – Hopefully he gets the care he needs.

The Comichron – Amazing Spider-Man #800, Walking Dead anniversary box set lead reorder charts – This is not too surprising.

 

Reviews

The Beat – Blackbird Days

Talking Comics – Sword Daughter #1

IGN – Venom #2

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow? What are you excited for? While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Eagle-Tribune – Comic books helped student with dyslexia how to read – Interesting.

The Federalist – The ‘Jawbreakers’ Comics Outrage Is A Ginned Up Controversy Between Book Banners – Don’t agree with everything said here… but it is. And when a respected conservative publication says it…

IGN – POW! Entertainment Responds to Stan Lee’s $1 Billion Lawsuit – What else would you say?

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock #1

Newsarama – The Joe Shuster Story

Comic Attack – Menthu Anger of Angels

Talking Comics – Paradiso #4

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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you all get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

IGN – Stan Lee Sues POW! Entertainment for $1 Billion – Things are getting weird.

Newsarama – Bullseye Cast for Daredevil Season 3 – Report – Makes sense as far as villain.

Newsarama – Elisabeth Shue Joins Amazon’s The Boys – Report – Interesting.

Publisher’s Weekly – TCAF 2018 Marks Festival’s 15 Years – Never been but we hear it’s a fantastic show.

Comichron – Super-teams dominate: Early demand high for June’s Justice League, while Avengers reorders keep rolling – Interesting.

The Beat – Camilla Zhang joins Kickstarter as Comics Outreach Lead – Congrats on the position!

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? Sound off int he comments below! While you want for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Fine Books & Collections – World Record Comic Book & Art Auction Surpasses $12.2 Million at Heritage Auctions – That’s a lot of money.

CBR – Stan Lee Sues POW! Entertainment for $1 Billion – This is getting interesting.

ICv2 – Wizard World Turns a Profit! – This is a good thing.

Reviews

The Beat – Ether: The Copper Golems #1

Comic Attack – Justice League: No Justice #1

The Beat – Kingdom/Order

Stan Lee Sets the Record Straight


On April 10th, the Hollywood Reporter posted an article about the treatement of legendary comic creator Stan Lee with claims of elder abuse.

The article, along with another video showing Lee needing prompting in how to sign his name, have spread across the internet leading for calls to “stand by Stan.”

Lee has created a video, also posted by the Hollywood Reporter, saying that the relationship with his daughter and another compatriot is fine.

So who to believe? There’s absolutely issues involving Lee’s money and theft. And weird stories about use of his blood. But, straight from his mouth, he’s fine. His other issues are most likely those of a 95 year old person as recounted by a recent visit from Todd McFarlane. The reality is somewhere in between.

Should we be concerned? Absolutely. Just like any individual, we should care and hope they are being treated well and ask to make sure they are. What we shouldn’t be doing is using hyperbole for hits.

Lee in his video talks about media running rampant unchecked where rumors become news in minutes. But in all those reports, it seems like no one asked Stan “the Man” himself.

Who should you believe? The fact is, none of the reports are the complete truth. There’s ulterior motives from all sides. The question that matters is, what does Stan Lee think? And from that, we can go straight to the video:

I want to say as desperately as I can my relationship with my lovely daughter J.C. is wonderful. My relationship with my good friend Keya Morgan is great. We’re best friends.

And most importantly:

Everything in my life is going the way I want it to.

Unfortunately it looks like whatever time Lee has left on the planet won’t be about celebrating his accomplishments and what he’s created but instead a circus to website clicks and pick whatever can be gotten from the carcass.

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you are waiting for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Hollywood Reporter – Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator – This is heartbreaking.

Kotaku – It’s Amazing That Marvel and DC’s Classic X-Men and Teen Titans Crossover Ever Happened – Who remembers this awesomeness?

CBR – Russo Bros. Interested in Secret Wars Once Disney/Fox Deal Goes Through – Which version?

Newsarama – Two Years After DC’s Rebirth, What’s Been Answered? And What Mysteries & Questions Remain? – For those keeping track.

 

Reviews

The Beat – Ghost Stories

Mark Waid Speaks Out About the Treatment of Stan Lee

After an article about the state of Stan Lee, with claims of elder abuse, and follow ups by various sites, it’s very clear that someone needs to step in an help the ailing comic legend.

Numerous creators have spoken out including Mark Waid who went to Facebook to discuss the topic.

You know this is serious if I’m actually linking to Bleeding Cool, who’s welcome to pick this up if they like.

Neal speaks the truth. Stan needs a Max Anderson, not a Rooster F*ck*ng Hannigan. Maybe you like Max personally, maybe you don’t, but there is not a single working comics professional who hasn’t seen or isn’t aware of how protective, vigilant, and devoted Max was when he was at Stan’s side. There isn’t a one of us who doesn’t suspect that what Stan was put through last weekend at SVCC would never have happened under Max’s watch. Knowing Stan as I do, having worked closely and spent time with him over the years, I’m with Neal: Stan needs Max.

Our thoughts are with Lee and hope he gets the responsible care he needs and deserves.

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The weekend is almost here! We’re still recovering from AwesomeCon (literally, stupid con crud). Some of the team will be at C2E2 (which we’ll have coverage) and of course we’ll be having some geeky fun! What are your plans? Sound off in the comments below! While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Chicago Tribune – Iron Circus Comics brings diversity to the comic book market – And you should check it out!

Kotaku – Report: Stan Lee’s Stolen Blood Was Used to Sign Marvel Comics Sold in Las Vegas – As if things couldn’t get any weirder.

Broadway World – Nanits Universe Launches New Digital Comic Book Platform – Ok…

Newsarama – Black Panther to be First Movie Shown in Saudi Arabia in 35 Years – This is pretty cool.

The Comichron – How Action #1000’s reported 500k copies, DC Nation #0’s million might rank among century’s top comics – For those that enjoy the horse race.

 

Reviews

CBR – Venomized #1

Preview: We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust

We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust

Rafael Medoff, Craig Yoe (w) • Neal Adams, Stan Lee, Joe Kubert (a) • Neal Adams (c)

Classic comic book stories about the Holocaust and interviews with their artists and writers, with a cover drawn especially for this book by Neal Adams. An amazing but forgotten chapter in comics history! Long before the Holocaust was taught in schools or presented in films such as Schindler’s List, the youth of America was learning about the Nazi genocide from Batman, the X-Men, Captain America, and Sgt. Rock. Comics legend Neal Adams, Holocaust scholar Rafael Medoff, and comics historian Craig Yoe bring together a remarkable collection of comic book stories that introduced an entire generation to an engaging and important subject. We Spoke Out is an extraordinary journey into a compelling topic.

HC • FC • $49.99 • 280 pages • 8.5” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-888-5

People’s History of the Marvel Universe, Week 12: The Mutant Metaphor (Part IV)

Face front, true believers!

In the last entry in this series, I was intending to write about Chris Claremont’s stamp on the mutant metaphor. However, recently I got bitten by a (non-radioactive) different idea and so instead I want to talk about another aspect of the mutant metaphor, a metaphor-within-a-metaphor, one that’s cropped up in many different eras of X-Men history: the comparison of humans and mutants to Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons.

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