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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee

    Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee
    My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my own with Spider-Man's spiritual father, Stan Lee, a genius of comics for 70 years? The progenitor of scores of graphic heroes and villains, "starred" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year, he's huge at the summer box office, with "Thor," then "X-Men: First Class" and, due out in July, "Captain America: The First Avenger." Twentysomethings may be kings of entertainment, but Lee is the emperor. He's chairman emeritus of Marvel, the venerable comics company that's grown multimedia and merchandising wings; he works with Disney through his POW (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment company. He's crafting a Chinese feature-film superhero, and he searches for real people with superhero powers on the History Channel. Biff! Bam! Boom! "I don't want anyone to think I'm retired," Lee says.
  • Ready for their close-ups?

    This can't be a joke because there's a writers strike on and jokes are out for the duration. So in all unscripted seriousness, I ask, could Hollywood really be smarter than Washington? Is it possible that movie people are savvier than political people?...

    Oscar predictions: We call the four acting races

     
    Oscars 2012: The Envelope's Gold Standard columnist Glenn Whipp predicts the Oscar winners in the four acting categories.

    Comic-Con: Tom Hiddleston talks ‘top-secret’ Loki Marvel panel stunt

     
    English actor Tom Hiddleston blew the Hall H audience away Saturday at San Diego's Comic-Con International when he took the […]

    ‘Thor: The Dark World’: 75 images from the Marvel sequel

     
    The theatrical opening of “Thor: The Dark World” is only a week away, but for Marvel fans who can't stand […]