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Life Advice From Stan Lee

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The man who co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men talks to Men’s Journal about super-heroes, hustling through the Great Depression, and why work trumps golf. Read the interview HERE.

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Watch Highlights From The Billy Joel Town Hall Hosted By Howard Stern

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Howard Stern and Billy Joel wowed a lucky crowd of just 100 people with an intimate talk/concert for SiriusXM Satellite radio’s “Town Hall” series on Monday afternoon. Guests were invited to the Cutting Room on E. 32nd St., at noon for a three-hour chat between the two and, of course, Stern’s ever-present sidekick, Robin Quivers.

There to perform were Idina Menzel, P!nk, Boys 2 Men and Melissa Etheridge, who rocked the house with a sexy rendition of “Only the Good Die Young.”  Pink, who sat next to her Vietnam veteran father, Jim Moore, sang a duet with Joel to “She’s Always a Woman,” while her father proudly filmed from the audience. Stern presided over a lively interview which included questions from celebrity fans such as Matt Lauer and Rachael Ray.

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Jerry Seinfeld & Patton Oswalt On Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Jerry Seinfeld and his special guest, Patton Oswalt, drive a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 to The Handsome Coffee Roasters for some coffee. Watch it HERE.

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Maine Magazine Interviews Author Joe Hill

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As soon as the writer Joe Hill began appearing in public, it quickly became clear that he looks an awful lot like that other Maine horror writer, his dad – Stephen King. 

In order to blaze his own trail, Joe decided to drop the “King” from his name. In the years following this bold move, Hill has published a book of short stories, multiple novels, an award winning comic book series and we will soon be seeing a big screen adaptation of his book Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as the demon in suburbia.

Joe took a few minutes to chat with Maine Magazine and you can read the interview HERE.

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Zack Snyder Talks Batman vs. Superman During Man of Steel Fan Event

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Batman vs. Superman director Zach Snyder prompted artists Dave Correia, Alex Pardee, and Jonathan Wayshak to interpret the iconic comic book characters and the results can be seen below.

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You can now bid on the pieces by clicking here and all proceeds from the auctions go to the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign to fight the hunger crisis in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

Also during the Man of Steel Fan Event, Snyder issued a few teases for the highly-anticipated movie. The first was this passing comment “Lex loves calling him an alien.” Could this be an indication of Luthor’s involvement in the upcoming film or was it a general character statement?

In addition, Snyder teased that we may see how his “taking care of” General Zod in Man of Steel has affected Superman in the upcoming sequel.

Snyder also mentioned he’d love for composer Hans Zimmer to return for the film, especially given his famous score from Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy,” saying: “I think it would be awesome if Hans did the movie because he has that challenge.” When asked previously about his involvement, Zimmer said: “The thought right now is that no, I don’t want to go and take what I did with Chris and just plonk it into another movie.” Remember, he had a change of heart regarding scoring Man of Steel as well. It’s still possible he could return.

Furthermore, rumors began last week that the sequel’s production was setting up shop in Yorkville, IL for some Kent farm scenes and today Snyder was asked if they would return to Plano, Illinois for more Smallville scenes in the sequel. When prompted, Snyder smiled and replied: “I can’t say.”

Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.


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X-Men Adamantium Collection

Fox has announced that the X-Men: The Adamantium Collection ($199) will be available on December 3, 2013.

This collection includes all six X-Men films on Blu-ray (X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013)), in exclusive “claw” packaging.

A bonus disc features an exclusive one-hour documentary that traces the incredible efforts of the stars, filmmakers and comic world icons who brought Wolverine and the rest of the extraordinary mutant world to life. Watch brand-new, intimate interviews with Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Liev Schrieber, Famke Janssen and many more…hear their stories, share their favorites moments and memories…relive the journey from comic book to the big screen that resonated with audiences around the world and ignited a legendary, extraordinary, unstoppable film franchise!

There is also an open slot for X-Men: Days of Future Past to complete your X-Men collection.

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Do You Want To Know What J.J. Abrams’ S. Is About?

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J.J. Abrams discussed some bits and pieces regarding his upcoming book simply titled S. in this New York Times interview. The book will be released on Tuesday October 29, 2013.

“There is the novel itself (“Ship of Theseus”), which stands alone as its own story, and then there are the notes in the margins: a conversation and investigation and mystery and love story between two people, which is both connected to and separate from the central text. Then, there is the editor of the book, who appears in an introduction and in footnotes. So there were many characters and points of view to balance. It felt less like film or TV, and more like concocting something insane and very special.”

The Hollywood writer, director and producer, and author was inspired by Chris Ware’s work. “His graphic novels have the emotional wallop of a Philip Roth or Thomas Pynchon.”

You can check out the book’s website HERE.

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Miracleman Returns: Marvel To Publish Ground-Breaking Original Series & New Stories By Neil Gaiman

Long out of print, Marvel Comics is pleased to announce that the stories that injected new levels of sophistication into the super hero genre will finally see the light of day once again! Starting this January, Marvel will begin publishing the legendary run of Miracleman by the original creators that began in Warrior Magazine and continued under now defunct publisher Eclipse Comics!

Fans lucky enough to have read these trailblazing stories when they were originally produced have often referred to this legendary run on Miracleman as “the lost Watchmen,” and Marvel is proud to finally bring these incredible comics to an audience that has clamored for them.

“We’ve been working with the Miracleman artists to obtain original artwork or photostats in every instance possible, and then applying the same painstaking restoration methods and rigorous quality standards that are utilized on the Marvel Masterworks line. The Marvel Special Projects team have even been developing some new techniques specifically for this project. These Miracleman issues will receive the most advanced restoration possible to ensure the most authentic reading experience,” says SVP of Marvel Publishing David Gabriel. “The art is crisp, clear, and looks as good – if not better than the day it was published! Also, the stories are being completely relettered to meet today’s standards.”

Making these stories available to an entirely new generation is one thing – but following the original groundbreaking run, the epic more than 30 years in the making will reach it’s cataclysmic conclusion! You heard correctly – Marvel will also be publishing all-new Miracleman stories from legendary creators Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham! Long left unfinished, Gaiman and Buckingham’s famous storyline will ultimately see the light of day!

“The tragedy of Miracleman was that we published two issues, wrote three and a half – and then it all stopped,” Gaiman said, in an interview with Marvel.com. “And Miracleman #25 has been sitting in the darkness – nobody has seen it. It was drawn, it was written, it was lettered over 20 years ago.”

Re-presented in serialized form, each issue of Miracleman features additional content including new art, interviews with the creators as well as new covers from some of the industry’s most legendary artists! Look for Miracleman #1 in print and digital this January!

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The Wes Anderson Collection By Matt Zoller Seitz

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Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films—Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom—instantly recognizable as “Andersonian.”

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The Wes Anderson Collection ($40) is the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.

The 336 page hardcover is filled with 400 color and black-and-white photographs and will be in stores on October 1, 2013.

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