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Comic Con News

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Big news came out of this summer’s conventions.

Big Movie News:

  • Batman/Superman Movie
  • Days of Future Past
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Age of Ultron
  • Amazing Spder-Man

We also go over a lot of new comic announcements including Wolverine Origins and Villains United.

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My Stan Lee moment came at a Wizard World Chicago in 2000 or 2001. I heard he was going to be there and dug around in my moms attic and came up with a 70s classic Romita Spider-Man poster I had picked up somewhere in the early 80s. I took it along with me and when I got in line for the signing, I was about 25 people past the “This is the End of the Line” sign.

I decided to stick it out and wait. They were flying people through so fast I think 50 people after me must have made it too. I shook his hand, thanked him for my childhood and had him sign it “Excelsior!”

My favorite Stan Lee story is when he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Harvey Award Banquet in Baltimore.

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He totally fooled the crowd by walking up to the stage looking like a feeble old man guided by his lady nursemaid. Once he reached the stage though, he transformed into a younger man by standing up straight and tall, then strutting across the stage with that girl on his arm like she was his date. He launched into a hilarious acceptance speech where he poked fun at a few other award recipients and had everyone in the room laughing. After all these years, he’s still got it!

Here’s a video from that night (sorry for the quality).