Death can't stop Stan Lee from showing up in the latest movie featuring his most famous creation.The Marvel comics icon continues his long tradition of film cameos with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a CGI animated movie in theaters now that's full of Spider-people.Lee showed up briefly in Ralph Breaks the Internet and we'll see him in upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, but his Into the Spider-Verse appearance is his first big one since his death on Nov. 12 at 95. Once Upon a Deadpool includes a short tribute to Lee at the end. Be warned, spoilers follow…Lost after witnessing the death of original Spidey Peter Parker (Chris Pine), the newly powered Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) seeks out a costume to wear as he takes up the mantle. He buys a cheap knock-off version of Peter's red-and-blue outfit from a costume store and questions if it'll fit."It always fits, eventually," says the store's owner, who's played by Lee. Stan Lee dies at 95: A … [Read more...] about Stan Lee’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse cameo will warm your heart
Stan Lee loved a good cameo. The legendary comics icon, who died yesterday at 95, got to sneak into so many movies based on heroes he’d helped bring to life over the past two decades—and even into some based on ones he didn’t. But maybe the one that best encapsulates Stan Lee as a creative is one of his most recent. Lee’s movie cameos are, by and large, brief moments of levity. From “Tony Stank” in Captain America: Civil War to his senior flirting in Spider-Man: Homecoming, they exist to be a tiny knowing nod as you go “oh look, Stan Lee!” to yourself. Rarely are they actually rooted in the emotional context of the wider film story—perhaps only his appearance in Spider-Man 3 came close to that idea, in a moment poignantly shared across the internet yesterday as the news of his passing broke: The recent PS4 game Marvel’s Spider-Man also features a Lee cameo (sure, it’s a game and not a movie, but it’d almost feel … [Read more...] about Stan Lee’s
Stan Lee, the public face of Marvel Comics and co-creator of iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man, Thor, and Black Panther, has passed away at age 95. Although the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, TMZ, which first reported Lee’s passing, has a brief statement from Lee’s daughter Joan Celia Lee: My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man. Born Stanley Lieber in 1922, Lee began his career in comics as a gofer/Guy Friday, thanks to his uncle Robbie Solomon. His roots at Marvel go back to 1939, when the company was still called Timely Comics. He worked his way up from small fill-in writing assignments to becoming an increasingly important figure, eventually becoming editor-in-chief in 1941. After Timely became Atlas and the WWII-era superhero fad cooled, Lee worked on romance, monster, and cowboy comics. Lee’s crowning triumph came when the publisher was at the brink of failure in the late 1950s. He was given carte blanche to try out … [Read more...] about Legendary Creator Stan Lee, Who Changed Comics and Pop Culture Forever, Is Dead at 95
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences. In honor of Stan Lee, who died earlier today at the age of 95, we’re celebrating the comics icon’s many world-famous creations by asking: Who’s your favorite character co-created by Stan Lee? Danette Chavez When I first started reading comic books, I gravitated toward serious or grown-up superheroes like Batman and Superman—though that might have been because those were the heroes my older brother, who owned all the comics in the house, liked best. But the first masked crimefighter I really connected with was Peter Parker, a.k.a Spider-Man. Mouthy yet introspective, superpowered yet awkward, Spider-Man was relatable, cool, and most important, young. No Marvel character better captured adolescence (granted, this was before … [Read more...] about Who’s your favorite Stan Lee character?
Position: Outfielder; First basemanTeams: St. Louis Cardinals, 1941-1944, 1946-1963From the MoundLike many great hitters, Stan Musial began his career as a pitcher. Fortunately Stan was goaded from the mound by injury and the sage advice of Daytona Beach manager and former White Sox ace hurler Dickie Kerr.Following his 1938 signing with the Cardinals, Musial fashioned an impressive three-year minor-league pitching career. He was 18-5 at Daytona Beach in the Florida State League in 1940. Musial was also a part-time outfielder, batting .311. In late August, he injured his left shoulder while attempting to make a catch. By spring training 1941, the injury still had not healed.Kerr encouraged Stan to make the full transition to the outfield. In 87 games in the Western Association, Musial batted .379 with a league-leading 26 home runs. By season’s end he was called up to St. Louis. Musial maintained a lifetime friendship with Kerr, his baseball mentor. Musial purchased Kerr a home in … [Read more...] about Stan Musial