When Disney and Marvel got in bed together a few years back, fans were both worried and jazzed: worried that Disney would mouseify the comics they love and jazzed at the new possibilities of the House that Stan Lee built partnering with the animation powerhouse. The former never came to pass, but is the latter actually coming true?
Though we've seen a good bit of promo material for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man reboot, the studio has kept a pretty tight lid on what they're doing with the film's big bad The Lizard—until now.
Marvel editorial titan and historian Tom Breevort has been documenting the Marvel Age of comics on his eponymous Tumblr blog and he's just gotten to X-Men #1, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby, which would introduce the world to that allegorical team of mutant superheroes.
Sam Raimi's tenure as director of the Spider-Man movie franchise saw boatloads of box office revenue and massive critical acclaim. (Well, for two-thirds of it, anyway.) That means Amazing Spider-Man has some big shoes to fill, and it seems the flick may be stepping up to the plate by upping the ante on its characters' fates.
With the release of The Avengers just a few months away, Marvel is planning to clear out the vault of some Captain America, Iron Man and Thor props used in the films leading up to Joss Whedon's upcoming superhero opus.
Excited for the May release of The Avengers? You're not alone. But artist Stephen R. Bissette has some compelling reasons why you might reconsider seeing them assemble this summer.
As we barrel toward the May 4 release date for Marvel's The Avengers, the culmination of nearly a half dozen films, some early tidbits are starting to slip out about the finished product.
Last week, Stan Lee received the lifetime achievement award from the Visual Effects Society, presumably for all the work he's given the members of the past decade. While many of Lee's Marvel co-creations dominate this century's movies, several potentially deserving and exciting properties have amazingly yet to receive the full screen treatment.
Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich was already broke, but now that he's lost a lawsuit with Marvel Comics, the poor guy can't even afford a ticket to see his character retake the big screen in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance next week.
Want to see five pages of unused Jack Kirby art for a 1962 Hulk story that never saw print? We thought you might.