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THE UNTOLD STORY

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"A WILD-RIDE ACCOUNT" —The Hollywood Reporter

"EPIC" —The New York Times

"INDISPENSABLE" —Los Angeles Times

"DEFINITIVE" —The Wall Street Journal

"SCINTILLATING" —Publishers Weekly

"AUTHORITATIVE" —Kirkus Reviews

"GRIPPING" —Rolling Stone

"PRICELESS" —Booklist

"ESSENTIAL" —The Daily Beast

"REVELATORY" —The Miami Herald

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    Stan Lee dressed as Captain America, 1975
    Track down a copy of a May 1975 episode of the Mike Douglas Show and you’ll see George Carlin dressed as Spider-Man and Stan Lee dressed as Captain America. (You’ll also see Carlin mention that he wasn’t really a Marvel reader; he was more of an EC guy.)

    Lee still talks about how Carlin kept cutting off his answers.

    You’ll notice I don’t have a link to the video. Well, that’s because I’ve never seen it. I sure would like to, though! I’m throwing down the gauntlet—who can find it?


    — 1 week ago with 60 notes
    #george carlin  #stan lee  #batman  #captain america  #spider-man 
    From the Batman newspaper strip, October 1946.

    From the Batman newspaper strip, October 1946.

    — 2 months ago with 37 notes
    #batman  #no marvel content 
    From the Batman newspaper strip, October 1946.

    From the Batman newspaper strip, October 1946.

    — 2 months ago with 217 notes
    #batman  #no marvel content 
    Captain America and Bucky by Greg Moutafis, based on Dick Sprang’s cover for Detective Comics #156.

    Captain America and Bucky by Greg Moutafis, based on Dick Sprang’s cover for Detective Comics #156.

    — 5 months ago with 49 notes
    #captain america  #bucky  #batman  #robin  #greg moutafis  #dick sprang 
    Batman vs. Captain America! Hawkman vs. Starfox! Zatanna vs. the Scarlet Witch!Here’s a page of the infamous, never-completed, 1983 version of JLA/Avengers. Art by George Perez.

    Batman vs. Captain America! Hawkman vs. Starfox! Zatanna vs. the Scarlet Witch!

    Here’s a page of the infamous, never-completed, 1983 version of JLA/Avengers. Art by George Perez.

    — 5 months ago with 325 notes
    #batman  #captain america  #jla  #justice league  #avengers  #george perez  #starfox  #hawkman  #zatanna  #scarlet witch 
    Variety, March 9, 1966:____Krantz Digging in Comics FieldWith an eye on the kidvid slots, producers are now combing the newsstand comic books in earnest. One who’s been quick to wrap up TV rights is Steve Krantz, the Manhattan film distrub and video consultant for McCall’s mag.Exec has the telefilm deed on a quartet of comics put out by National Periodicals (“Superman,” “Batman,” etc.), plus a number of characters purveyed by the Marvel Comics Group. Included in the Krantz portfolio are “Metamorpho" (the element man), the "Atom," "Sea Devils," "Mystery in Space," and "Spider Man" (a regular ceiling walker, this guy). It’s all for the color animation mill.A pilot on “Spider” has just been completed, and Krantz reports that the next one to come off the drawing boards is to be “Metamorpho.”

    Variety, March 9, 1966:

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    Krantz Digging in Comics Field

    With an eye on the kidvid slots, producers are now combing the newsstand comic books in earnest. One who’s been quick to wrap up TV rights is Steve Krantz, the Manhattan film distrub and video consultant for McCall’s mag.

    Exec has the telefilm deed on a quartet of comics put out by National Periodicals (“Superman,” “Batman,” etc.), plus a number of characters purveyed by the Marvel Comics Group. Included in the Krantz portfolio are “Metamorpho" (the element man), the "Atom," "Sea Devils," "Mystery in Space," and "Spider Man" (a regular ceiling walker, this guy). It’s all for the color animation mill.

    A pilot on “Spider” has just been completed, and Krantz reports that the next one to come off the drawing boards is to be “Metamorpho.”

    — 6 months ago with 85 notes
    #marvel super heroes  #robert krantz  #grantray lawrence  #superman  #batman  #metamorpho  #atom  #sea devils  #mystery in space  #spider-man  #iron man  #thor  #avengers  #hulk  #captain america  #animation  #ads  #clippings 
    In this amazing photo: the co-creators of Superman, Batman, Captain America, the X-Men, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, the Fantastic Four hanging out with Lost in Space's Will Robinson, Star Wars' Luke Skywalker, and Twin Peaks' Albert Rosenfeld.
Let that sink in for a moment.(Bill Mumy, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Bob Kane, Mark Hamill, and Miguel Ferrer in January 1987.)

    In this amazing photo: the co-creators of Superman, Batman, Captain America, the X-Men, Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, the Fantastic Four hanging out with Lost in Space's Will Robinson, Star Wars' Luke Skywalker, and Twin Peaks' Albert Rosenfeld.

    Let that sink in for a moment.

    (Bill Mumy, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Bob Kane, Mark Hamill, and Miguel Ferrer in January 1987.)



    — 7 months ago with 612 notes
    #Superman  #Batman  #Captain America  #X-Men  #Iron Man  #The Hulk  #Thor  #Fantastic Four  #Avengers  #Lost in Space  #Twin Peaks  #Star Wars  #Luke Skywalker  #photos  #Marvel  #DC Comics 
    Batman and Elektra by Frank Miller, 1985—a pivotal moment in Miller’s artistic evolution.

    Batman and Elektra by Frank Miller, 1985—a pivotal moment in Miller’s artistic evolution.

    — 11 months ago with 688 notes
    #Batman  #Elektra  #Frank Miller 
    Batman #196. Cover art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. Click here to see it up close.

    Batman #196. Cover art by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. Click here to see it up close.

    — 1 year ago with 253 notes
    #batman  #Carmine Infantino.  #Murphy Anderson 

    1. Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS #32, 1939. Art by Bob Kane.
    2. James Taylor in TWO-LANE BLACKTOP, 1971. Directed by Monte Hellman.

    — 1 year ago with 55 notes
    #Batman  #Bob Kane  #James Taylor  #Monte Hellman  #Two-Lane Blacktop  #no marvel content 
    From Detective Comics #32, October 1939.

    From Detective Comics #32, October 1939.

    — 1 year ago with 213 notes
    #Batman  #no marvel content 
    STAN LEE, CENTERFOLD (photograph by Eliot R. Brown) When Stan Lee visited New York in January 1983, the editorial staff was at the peak of its yuk-yuk, hand-buzzer giddiness. They’d been shooting photos of each other in superhero costumes for some of the covers—several staff members appeared on the cover of the last issue of SPIDER-WOMAN—and now they were putting together a comic that consisted wholly of photos of intra-office hijinks. They wanted to include Stan the Man. Lee, the original ringmaster, jumped at the chance to pose for a nude centerfold. Marvel staffers photographed Lee with an oversize comic book covering his private parts; soon after, they received a call from his assistant in L.A. “Stan is wild,” said the assistant. “He should not have been naked for your centerfold. Please. Don’t.” (A Hulk costume was later superimposed over Lee’s body in postproduction.)
Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold StoryUPDATE: Photographer Eliot R. Brown adds, “Stan indeed kept his fire-engine-red bikini briefs on—very business-like, I must add. You’d have thought he did this every day.”

    STAN LEE, CENTERFOLD (photograph by Eliot R. Brown)
    When Stan Lee visited New York in January 1983, the editorial staff was at the peak of its yuk-yuk, hand-buzzer giddiness. They’d been shooting photos of each other in superhero costumes for some of the covers—several staff members appeared on the cover of the last issue of SPIDER-WOMAN—and now they were putting together a comic that consisted wholly of photos of intra-office h
    ijinks. They wanted to include Stan the Man. Lee, the original ringmaster, jumped at the chance to pose for a nude centerfold. Marvel staffers photographed Lee with an oversize comic book covering his private parts; soon after, they received a call from his assistant in L.A. “Stan is wild,” said the assistant. “He should not have been naked for your centerfold. Please. Don’t.” (A Hulk costume was later superimposed over Lee’s body in postproduction.)

    Text from Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

    UPDATE: Photographer Eliot R. Brown adds, “Stan indeed kept his fire-engine-red bikini briefs on—very business-like, I must add. You’d have thought he did this every day.”

    — 1 year ago with 2830 notes
    #batman  #hulk  #impressive calves  #marvel comics  #spider-woman  #stan lee  #photos