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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Photo Honors Stan Lee’s Legacy

Ask any Spider-Man fan, big or small, to repeat the most enduring message of the web-slinging Peter Parker, and you’ll likely get a faithful recitation of his Uncle Ben’s advice: “With great power comes great responsibility.” This concept goes hand-in-hand with something the heroic Peter says, with a heavy dose of irony, early in Sony Pictures Animation’s new Into the Spider-Verse: “There’s only one Spider-Man, and you’re looking at him.”

Of course, as this new official photo—which pairs the film’s voice talent with their various on-screen avatars—demonstrates, he’s wrong. Into the Spider-Verse is packed with a number of Spider-People who all share the heroic burden Uncle Ben was so concerned with. In that way, this latest on-screen iteration might be the most faithful adaptation of Stan Lee’s vision for the character, whom he co-created over half a century ago.

Into the Spider-Verse—which exists alongside Tom Holland’s current live-action run as Peter Parker—introduces Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, a Brooklyn-dwelling, bi-racial version of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. But thanks to a rip in the fabric of reality, he’s not alone in facing down a packed roster of Spider villains, including Liev Schreiber’s Kingpin. Morales is also joined by Jake Johnson’s battered Peter Parker, Hailee Steinfeld’s wry Spider-Gwen, John Mulaney’s Looney Tunes-esque Spider-Ham, Nicolas Cage’s dour Spider-Man Noir, and Kimiko Glenn’s chipper Peni Parker, with her robotic sidekick “Sp//dr.”

At an early point on this hero’s journey, Morales listens in awe as Peter Parker’s frequent on-screen love interest, Mary Jane Watson (Zoë Kravitz), offers a different take on Uncle Ben’s advice, one that underlines the shared responsibility of the multi-verse: “We are all Spider-Man, and we are all counting on you.” Later, the movie puts it even more succinctly: “Anyone can wear the mask.”

Read more HERE.

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Stan Lee’s Legacy Lives On In Entertainment Weekly’s Special A Life of Marvel Edition

A life this big could not be contained in one story.

After Marvel icon Stan Lee died on Nov. 12 at the age of 95, Entertainment Weekly put together this remembrance of the comic book impresario’s life and work.

In Stan Lee: A Life of Marvel, they tell the story of “Stan the Man” from multiple perspectives — including classic interviews with him detailing how he and the Marvel braintrust of artists and writers created Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, and other heroes and villains.

This collector’s issue spans the Silver Age of comic books, which Lee helped define, and explores how that Big Bang is still expanding into television and movies today.

Accompanied by galleries of photos and illustrations, A Life of Marvel includes:

– Exclusive interviews with other comic book and movie greats about Stan Lee’s influence (and influences).

– A breakdown of his most famous characters — as well as a rundown of Lee’s own many pop culture cameos and appearances.

– Tributes and remembrances of fans as well as the actors that brought his characters to life, including a first-person account from Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige about the last time he met with Lee.

While one story cannot contain his entire legacy, one word can: Excelsior!

Entertainment Weekly’s Stan Lee: A Life of Marvel is on sale now on newsstands wherever magazines are sold.

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Zoë Kravitz Recreates Lisa Bonet’s Iconic Rolling Stone Cover

Zoë Kravitz’s new Rolling Stone cover has a heartwarming backstory. The 29-year-old actress recreated a shoot that her mom, actress Lisa Bonet, did for the magazine while two months pregnant with Kravitz. 

30 years after mother Lisa’s iconic Rolling Stone cover, where she wore a white shirt and nothing else, Kravitz recreated the pose for the magazine’s November “Hot” issue.

Read the cover story HERE.

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Check Out The Shazam! Entertainment Weekly Cover

The upcoming DC superhero film Shazam! has landed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Zachary Levi bringing out his inner child. The issue will be handed out for free at San Diego Comic Con.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

The cast includes Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) as The Wizard, and Mark Strong (Kingsman) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. The film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (IT) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (This is Us); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (Fresh Off the Boat); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (Hawaii Five-0). Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead) and Marta Milans (Killer Women) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez.

David F. Sandberg is directing for New Line Cinema. The Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director will step behind the camera with Peter Safran producing. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the script for Shazam!

Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett Comics’ Whiz Comics #2. By saying the world “Shazam,” teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the “world’s mightiest mortal” and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods.

Shazam! will debut in theaters on April 5, 2019.

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See All The Exclusive First Looks from Entertainment Weekly’s 2018 Comic-Con Preview

Click HERE to see all the exclusive first looks from Entertainment Weekly’s 2018 Comic-Con Preview. Check out some great images from the upcoming films and television shows: Glass, Aquaman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Castle Rock, Mr. Mercedes and many more!

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Get A First Look At Aquaman In This Week’s Issue of Entertainment Weekly

This week’s Entertainment Weekly cover story is on the highly anticipated stand-alone Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa.

Aquaman is Warner Bros. and DC’s biggest swing yet, betting huge on a character who was mocked in pop culture for decades. Tapping hulking Game of Thrones star Momoa to introduce a fresh take on the half-Atlantean, half-human Arthur Curry across two previous superhero ensemble films was merely the first step. The next was tapping acclaimed director James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, Furious 7) to deliver a fantasy film coming Dec. 21 that’s unlike any we’ve seen before.

Read more HERE and pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday.

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LIFE Inside The Disney Parks

LIFE Inside The Disney Parks features over 100 pages of pictures and articles devoted to the Happiest Place On Earth.

Walt Disney spent his life dreaming impossible dreams, and achieved the most impossible dream of all – the amusement park to end all amusement parks: Disneyland! 

Read about the California popular attraction and all of the other Disney parks in this new magazine available now at newsstands for $13.99.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rolling Stone Cover Story 

Rolling Stone’s latest issue reveals untold secrets of the next chapter in the Luke Skywalker saga, including some facts fans probably didn’t see coming.

As director Rian Johnson put it, “I shook the box up a little bit.”

The cast and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi discuss the story’s secrets, a disaffected Skywalker and a death in the family. Read more HERE.

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Stranger Things 2 Returns To The Upside Down With New Monsters & More Spielberg

Stranger Things’ telekinetic teen Eleven (breakout star Millie Bobby Brown) may be able to lift government kidnapper vans but series creators Ross and Matt Duffer can rattle off the biggest movies of the summer of 1984 without blinking. Their passion for pop culture fueled the creation of Netflix’s Things, a tribute to the movies they loved as kids in North Carolina (think E.T., The Goonies, Stand by Me). “Obviously they’re nerdy, but that’s what makes them so cool,” says Brown. “It makes [Stranger Things] so authentic because it comes from their hearts.” The Duffers’ canny but old-fashioned combination of emotion and thrills drove the series — about four small-town Indiana friends who find themselves dealing with a portal to a different dimension — to monster-level success after its 2016 premiere. “I don’t think Netflix thought it was going to be as huge as it became, but neither did we,” admits Matt.

On Oct. 27, fans will finally get to see Things’ bigger, badder second installment. To celebrate the return, Entertainment Weekly has three different covers featuring the cast and you can read more about Stranger Things season 2 HERE.

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly will be on stands Friday.

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IDW:PDX Launches Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly Featuring An In Depth Interview With Stephen King

Full Bleed is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted print-only 200-page hardcover “magazine,” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, Full Bleed will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, Full Bleed will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. Full Bleed seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creator and contributor, diversity in genre. Every page turned will reveal a surprise.

The first volume’s centerpiece is a new in-depth interview with legendary author Stephen King, by IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. An interview like no other he has given, it begins with his childhood love of comics, and spins out from there…

You can back this project on Kickstarter HERE.

Also featured in this first issue:

– The Lost Alan Moore Interview: An unpublished and extensive interview with Alan Moore, originally conducted for Rolling Stone magazine by Gavin Edwards in 2006, with a new introduction.

-A tribute to the late, great Bernie Wrightson by close friend and former editor Shawna Gore

-A brand-new short story from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale with spot illustrations from Tim Truman

-An interview with punk rock legend Carla Bozulich by Whitney Phaneuf

-New comic strips from the creator of Too Much Coffee Man and Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler

-A personal remembrance of Douglas Adams by Arvind Ethan David

-“The Histories of Herodotus” – Historical musings, along with spot illustrations by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones/God is Disappointed in You)

-A feature on the history of comics on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, by Calvin Reid, Publisher’s Weekly Senior Editor, and comics advocate

-An autobiographical comic from the creator of Gumballs, Erin Nations

-A Cuban travelogue from IDW’s CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams

-A political rant of epic proportions along with spot illustrations; By Minimum Wage creator, Bob Fingerman

-A new comic story from the creator of Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell

-A rumination on the 5 most important artists of the Underground Comix movement by Bob Levin

-A personal tale of health food stores and swinger parties in 1970s California, told through the lens of his Grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, by award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond

-A short story by Bram Stoker Award-winner, bestselling author Paul Tremblay

-A personal tale of whiskey, vinyl records, and Japan by Jarrett Melendez , with spot illustrations from Sara Richard

-A roundtable discussion on Alternative Comics, conducted by Josh Bayer: Featuring Tara Booth, Derf, Noah Van Sciver, Box Brown, Johnny Ryan and Haleigh Buck

-A new autobiographical comic from Jen Vaughn

-A new autobiographical comic from Gideon Kendall

-A long form feature on comics’ conquest of museums and galleries by Rob Salkowitz

-A career-spanning interview with noted war photographer Don McCullin by Joel Meadows

-A mission statement and opening salvo editorial column, from Creative Director Dirk Wood

…and believe it or not, much more!

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