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Excelsior, True Believers! Behold The Etch A Sketch Stan Lee Limited-Edition

Become a superhero of creativity, just like the legendary Stan Lee, with the Classic Etch A Sketch Stan Lee Edition! 

For 60 years, children and adults have been experiencing the magical world of creativity and pencil-free drawing with Etch A Sketch. This limited-edition Stan Lee-inspired Etch A Sketch celebrates this major milestone and the legendary comic book author, featuring a colorful comic frame, Stan Lee knobs and the original magic screen to draw on! 

After all, there’s no one better than the mind behind such Marvel mainstays as Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four to inspire you to sketch your own heroes.

Etch A Sketch is a great screen alternative – no charging, no batteries, no Wi-Fi needed! When you’re finished a drawing and ready to start another, shake to erase and start the fun all over again! Coming soon.

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Danny Fingeroth’s Definitive Bio of Stan Lee, A Marvelous Life, On Sale November 5

On November 12, 2018, the world mourned the death of Stan Lee, the most famous comic book creator who ever lived. As we approach the one year anniversary of Lee’s passing, Danny Fingeroth offers a fitting tribute to his former boss in A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee (St. Martin’s Press; November 5, 2019). 

The definitive biography of the beloved—often controversial—co-creator of many legendary superheroes, A Marvelous Life presents the origin of “Stan the Man,” who spun a storytelling web of comic book heroic adventures into a pop culture phenomenon: the Marvel Universe. 

With so much to uncover from Lee’s life and career, the world has grown more eager to understand his journey, especially now that he’s gone. Through exclusive interviews with Lee himself, as well as his colleagues, family and friends, and in-depth access to Lee’s personal archives at the University of Wyoming, Fingeroth uses never before seen material to illuminate the man behind so much of the media that defines today’s pop-culture.

A Marvelous Life offers a behind-the-scenes look at how Stan Lee became known as the voice and face of comics. As editor, publisher and co-creator of Marvel, he was the glue that held the industry together. With creative partners including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—with whom he had tempestuous relationships that rivaled any superhero battle—Lee created world-famous characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Hulk.

But Lee’s career was haunted by conflict and controversy. Was he the most innovative creator in the comic book industry? Was he a lucky no-talent whose only skill was taking credit for others’ work? Or was he something else altogether?   In A Marvelous Life, Fingeroth attempts to answer these questions while offering his unique insider’s view of Stan Lee, delving into his invention of Marvel Comics, how he redefined the word “hero,” and reconstructed the world’s idea of how a story should be told.

Order the book HERE.

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Hasbro Announces Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch Stan Lee Figure

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this Hasbro Marvel Legends Series 6-Inch Stan Lee Figure, inspired by the creator of the Avengers himself, Stan “The Man” Lee! 

This high quality, realistic, 6-inch figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation, making it a great addition to any action figure collection. 

Inspired by Stan Lee’s cameo as a skeptical chess player in Marvel’s The Avengers, this figure includes a Captain America shield featuring Stan’s signature and a chess board based on his iconic cameo in the film. Includes figure and 2 accessories.

The figure will be released in the Spring of 2020 and retail for $24.99.

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Petition For A Stan Lee Memorial Statue In New York City

Stan Lee is one of the most beloved figures in the comic book world known for revolutionizing the industry in the 1960s, when he created the mythic figures that are still inspiring new generations to flock to the cinema. Lee’s creations – Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, most of the Avengers (Hulk, Iron Man, Thor), Daredevil and Doctor Strange – helped to rescue the costumed superhero from obscurity and to usher in the silver age of American comic books.

When Lee passed away last November, a small group of fans came together to campaign online in an attempt to get the City of New York to commission a memorial statue for the late publisher and it seems now that a petition for the proposed monument is gaining a lot of steam on the internet.

The group of fans created the petition on Change.org in hopes of getting the attention of some of New York City’s most prominent figures, capable of erecting the statue. Fans chose the famous city for the memorial statue as it was the original home of Lee, where he was born in December 1922. Lee lived in New York City with his wife Joan until they moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s.

Chick HERE to sign a petition for Marvel Legend Stanley Martin Lieber (Stan Lee) to get a statue in his hometown of Manhattan, New York City, NY, to forever immortalize and honor his amazing legacy.

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Glasgow Street Artist EJEK Creates Heartfelt Memorial Mural of Stan Lee

Glasgow street artist Danny McDermott AKA EJEK paid amazing tribute to the late, great Stan Lee who sadly died on November 12, 2018, with a colorful heartfelt memorial mural. The mural featured Lee’s grinning face surrounded by beloved Marvel superheroes that he helped create. The mural located on a wall on Cumberland Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Scotland.

The artist EJEK by his mural in tribute to Stan Lee

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Stan Lee Print By Blunt Graffix

Blunt Graffix has released this 12×12″ four color screen print featuring Stan “The Man” Lee. You can purchase it HERE for $45.00.

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Marvel Remembers The Legacy of Stan Lee

Marvel Comics salutes the life and career of Stan Lee and offers their undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within their halls. Please join in remembering the legacy of Stan “The Man” Lee.

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‘The Man’ Golden Age Edition Print By Josh Budich

Stan “The Man” Lee passed yesterday at the age of 95. His impact on popular culture is immeasurable. To honor the comic book icon, artist Josh Budich has brought back his long-sold-out “The Man” print – this time as a ‘Golden Age’ gold-foil edition of just 100 copies.

Josh has requested 50% of proceeds be donated to The Hero Initiative– which assists comic book creators in need. This 18×24 print is hand-printed on gold foil, and hand-numbered in a limited edition of 100 copies.

This is a pre-order item. The print will ship in time for delivery for the Christmas holiday. Order HERE for $50.

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Stan Lee, Superhero of Marvel Comics, Dies At 95

Stan Lee, who as chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics helped create some of the most enduring superheroes of the 20th century and was a major force behind the breakout successes of the comic-book industry in the 1960s and early ’70s, died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 95.

His death, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, was confirmed by Kirk Schenck, a lawyer for Mr. Lee’s daughter, J. C. Lee.

Mr. Lee was for many the embodiment of Marvel, if not comic books in general, and oversaw his company’s emergence as an international media behemoth. A writer, editor, publisher, Hollywood executive and tireless promoter (of Marvel and of himself), he played a critical role in what comics fans call the medium’s silver age.

  

Many believe that Marvel, under his leadership and infused with his colorful voice, crystallized that era, one of exploding sales, increasingly complex characters and stories, and growing cultural legitimacy for the medium. (Marvel’s chief competitor at the time, National Periodical Publications, now known as DC — the home of Superman and Batman, among countless other characters — augured the silver age, but did not define it, with its 1956 update of its superhero the Flash.)

Mr. Lee was a central player in the creation of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and the many other superheroes who, as properties of Marvel Comics, now occupy vast swaths of the pop culture landscape in movies and on television.

Under Mr. Lee, Marvel revolutionized the comic book world by imbuing its characters with the self-doubts and neuroses of average people, as well an awareness of trends and social causes and, often, a sense of humor.

 

In humanizing his heroes, giving them character flaws and insecurities that belied their supernatural strengths, Mr. Lee tried “to make them real flesh-and-blood characters with personality,” he told The Washington Post in 1992.

“That’s what any story should have, but comics didn’t have until that point,” he said. “They were all cardboard figures.”

Energetic, gregarious, optimistic and alternately grandiose and self-effacing, Mr. Lee was an effective salesman, employing a Barnumesque syntax in print (“Face front, true believer!” “Make mine Marvel!”) to market Marvel’s products to a rabid following.

Read more HERE.

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Funko Announces Walmart Exclusive Stan Lee Pop!s

New Funko Pop!s of Stan Lee featured in outfits from his various cameo appearances are arriving at Walmart in November.

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