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Posted Wednesday 11/21/18 at 6:26PM EST
Bill Maher insists he didn't take a "swipe" at Stan Lee, says the backlash over his comments proved his point
The Real Time host responded to the backlash over his "Adulting" blog post that criticized Lee's legacy following his death. "I am agnostic on Stan Lee. I don’t read comic books,” Maher said in an interview with Larry King. “I didn’t even read them when I was a child. What I was saying is, a culture that thinks that comic books and comic book movies are profound meditations on the human condition is a dumb f*cking culture. And for people to get mad at that just proves my point.” Maher added: "I’m so glad that I don’t follow social media like that, every stupid thing that people lose their shit about. But talk about making my point for me.”
Posted Monday 11/19/18 at 6:36PM EST
Stan Lee's team slams Bill Maher's "frankly disgusting" comments
"Our shock at your comments makes us want to say '"Nuff said, Bill,' but instead we will rely on another of Stan’s lessons to remind you that you have a powerful platform, so please remember: “With great power there must also come — great responsibility!" said the statement signed "Team Stan" in response to Maher's blog post dissing Lee's legacy.
Posted Saturday 11/17/18 at 6:41AM EST
Bill Maher under fire for dissing Stan Lee's legacy
"The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning," Maher wrote in a blog post that received backlash on Twitter. "Deep, deep morning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess. Someone on Reddit posted, 'I'm so incredibly grateful I lived in a world that included Stan Lee. Personally, I’m grateful I lived in a world that included oxygen and trees, but to each his own. Now, I have nothing against comic books – I read them now and then when I was a kid and I was all out of Hardy Boys. But the assumption everyone had back then, both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures."
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 2:46PM EST
Stan Lee discussed his obituary in a 1995 interview with Conan O'Brien
Source: TV Guide
The Marvel legend recalled in a Late Night interview how he would work pre-writing obituaries for a newspaper when he was a teenager. Lee joked that having a prewritten obituary is a sign that you've had a noteworthy life
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 10:03AM EST
How Stan Lee changed the entertainment industry forever
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman made successful leaps from the comic book to the TV and movie screens without Stan Lee, as John DeFore points out. "But however successful (and sequel-tastic) 1978's Superman and 1989's Batman were, Hollywood didn't truly enter its love-it-or-loathe-it comic-book era until it embraced the characters Lee helped create in the 1960s, when he brought superpowers to the real world," says DeFore. "Like Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison, Lee was a creator with a canny enough sense of his persona (sorry, make that 'uncanny') to become the public face of work done by many people. He was not the sole inventor of Spider-Man, Iron Man, et al. — artist/writers Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others made invaluable contributions — but it does seem fair to give him much of the credit for the naturalistic world they inhabited and the ease with which they bounced into each other's storylines. The 'shared universe,' an idea that triggers dread among today's franchise-weary cinephiles, worked beautifully for Marvel Comics in the '60s." DeFore adds that Lee "helped birth the global geek culture that would eventually become our mainstream. Back in the '60s, Lee penned slangy, colorfully written editorials that treated the reader like a buddy. His exhortations ('Excelsior!') and behind-the-scenes talk involved readers in the process of creation. At its worst, this proprietary sentiment led to a world in which fanboys bully people off the internet for daring to mess with their childhood heroes. But at its best, back when comics/sci-fi fans were on the fringe instead of ruling the multiplex, it reminded readers that they weren't alone in their weird enthusiasms."
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Posted Monday 11/12/18 at 2:39PM EST
Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at 95
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The iconic Marvel writer, editor and publisher -- who co-created numerous superhero characters that included Daredevil, Spider-Man and Black Panther -- died this morning, one month shy of his 96th birthday, after he was rushed by ambulance from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. TMZ reports: "Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so -- he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues." In addition to his behind-the-scenes work at Marvel, Lee also became known for making cameos on Marvel properties. One of his last on-screen appearances was as a limo driver last year on Hulu's Runaways. He even made a cameo last year on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, "long before his Marvel characters made it to the movies, they appeared on television. An animated Spider-Man show ... ran on ABC from 1967 to 1970. Bill Bixby played Dr. David Banner, who turns into a green monster (Lou Ferrigno) when he gets agitated, in the 1977-82 CBS drama The Incredible Hulk. And Pamela Anderson provided the voice of Stripperella, a risque animated Spike TV series that Lee wrote for in 2003-04." ALSO: Marvel Universe stars pay tribute to Stan Lee.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Stan Lee is back home and “feeling great” after a brief hospitalization
The 95-year-old Marvel Comics legend was admitted to the hospital Thursday evening with an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Stan Lee accused of sexual harassment by his in-home nurses
Source: The Daily Mail
The 95-year-old Marvel icon allegedly groped and demanded oral sex from the nurses who have cared for him. But Lee, through his lawyer, said he is being shaken down for his money. “Mr. Lee categorically denies these false and despicable allegations and he fully intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character,” his attorney said in a statement.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 11:19PM EST
Stan Lee films a Runaways cameo
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Marvel legend will play a limo driver in an upcoming episode of the Hulu series. “We heard it was something he was potentially interested in doing,” says executive producer Josh Schwartz. “Since we shoot in Los Angeles, it seemed more possible that we might be able to get him to come. Then, we created various scenarios that would be fun to pull him into.”