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With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Returns to Digital & DVD Today!

Arguably the most recognized name in comics, the legendary Stan Lee has co-created over 500 iconic pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and many more and his name appears on more than one billion comics in 75 nations in 25 languages. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, a feature-length documentary exploring the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee from his depression era upbringing though the Marvel Age of comics and beyond, returns to digital and DVD July 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film uncovers original footage, photographs, documents and stories of Lee’s fascinating journey from his early years at Timely Comics, his service in WWII, the rise of the Marvel bullpen, the comic book industry’s censorship battle of the 1950’s through the dawn and explosion of Lee’s legendary co-creations.

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee,
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Documentary American DREAMers Gets Distribution Deal

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On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, after receiving its World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, American DREAMers receives it’s North American release online and on demand. The feature documentary, directed by Jenniffer Castillo and Saray Deiseil and executive produced by Jon Huertas ("Castle") and Nicholas Stich (With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story), follows the journey of a group of undocumented youth who publicly come out as undocumented and walk 3,000 miles across America's heartland — from San Francisco to Washington D.C. — to organize for immigrant rights. The filmmakers talked about their own journey in making the heart-felt documentary, and we hope many eyes will watch American DREAMers which puts a face to the immigration issue.

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Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network Update

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime,” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our look at the podcasts from Gcrn, with descriptions and links to each and every one for your audio/visual pleasure!

Beyond The Knight – Episode 17

In the 17th episode of Beyond The Knight TFG1Mike and Duyahn The Music Man start in on Kr Classic Season 3. We talk about the Knight Of The Drones, hunt down some Ice Bandits, and then we become the Knights of the Fast Lane! All in the latest thrilling episode as we take you Beyond the Knight!

Gcr – Special Episode – Death Of The Family: Batman #16

It has come! The penultimate issues, before the end of Death Of The Family!!! Steve and Mike talk all the #16 issues that they have read. Focusing on Batman #16.

Pogs – Tales Of Eternia – Episode 09

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Stan Lee's Love of Comics Comes Alive "With Great Power"

A recurring theme that Stan Lee cites as being the main reason for the great success and mass appeal of the characters he has created for Marvel Comics throughout his career is to remember that the humanity of the ordinary person behind the mask is actually more important than the glamorous, super-powered alter ego. In the feature-length documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, one gets a glimpse behind the mask at the true Stan Lee, a creative genius and pop culture impresario responsible for bringing to life characters as varied as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and Thor--just to name a few. As a result, he himself is a hero to many who have grown up with and identify with these characters. But what is Stan Lee really like?

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“With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story” Coming to DVD

“With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story” Coming to DVD
We all owe a debt of gratitude to Stan “The Man” Lee for creating Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and basically every other awesome comic book character that has come to life from the Marvel vaults. Yes, his celebrity has perhaps gotten a tad ridiculous (and he’s certainly past his comic book writing prime at 89 years old and counting), but you can’t deny how important and brilliant the man was at creating worlds and the characters we grew up loving and are now getting to see on the big screen in all the glory you could hope for.

To tide you over until Iron Man 3, you can check out With Great Power: The Stan Lee story, a documentary about the writer that features interviews with fans, colleagues, and celebrities, including Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes… A lot of big names came out
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Hulk star Lou Ferrigno and Star Trek's Michael Dorn in new superhero film Liberator at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo

TV Hulk star Lou Ferrigno is to unveil his new superhero project Liberator - whose cast also includes Michael Dorn, best known as Star Trek's Klingon lieutenant Worf - at Stan Lee's upcoming Comikaze Expo.

Liberator - described as a 20-minute action-packed TV pilot masquerading as a short film - will screen twice in Los Angeles this weekend.

On Saturday, September 15, Liberator will be the opening presentation ahead of the documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, starting at 7pm at the Downtown Independent Theater. Comics legend Stan Lee will attend, and there will be a panel discussion featuring Lou Ferrigno as well as the director and producers of both movies after the screening.

Then on Sunday, Liberator will be shown at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, to close the event at 5pm. Lou Ferrigno and other cast members will also attend the panel discussion after the screening.
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Catalina Film Festival 2012 is Growing Up by the Ocean

Catalina Film Festival 2012 is Growing Up by the Ocean
The Catalina Film Festival is a celebration of film history, but the festival is still in its infancy. This year marked the weekend festival’s second incarnation, running from its opening gala Saturday night through its conclusion late Sunday afternoon. Like most of humanity, festival attendees were treated to an opening night screening of “The Avengers” in the island’s historic Avalon Theater. However, as an added bonus, the guest of honor was Stan Lee, the man responsible for some of Marvel’s biggest properties, including a few of the ones that were onscreen that evening. Partly by design and partly by coincidence, animation and comics became a weekend theme. Lee stayed in Catalina after opening night for a screening of the charming documentary “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story” and a panel discussion afterwards that covered, among other things, his latest venture into comics-related content, Pow! Entertainment. “All.
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with the latest installment of the Indie Spotlight. We have so much to cover that this will be the first of two spotlight features this weekend. Today’s items include information on Zombie Dawn‘s theatrical run, a heavy metal cruise, an interview with Elina Madison, and more:

Updated Theater List for Zombie Dawn: New dates and locations have been announced for Zombie Dawn in Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and others cities across the country.

“Zombie Dawn is an action horror Spanish language film that has won praise for its presentation and kudos for the film makers in assembling such a feature while working with only a micro budget.”

For screening details, visit: http://www.zombiedawnmovie.com/

Terror of Dracula: The independent horror film Terror of Dracula is now available on DVD, but there are a couple of upcoming screenings. The film plays tonight at The Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa,
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Review: 'With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story' Is Breezy And Somewhat Superficial But Tons Of Fun

Few figures in comic book lore command the attention and devotion of Stan Lee. Now in his late eighties, with a grey-white caterpillar of a moustache perpetually perched atop his upper lip and oversized, dark-tinted glasses, he’s an easily identifiable character, as iconic as one of his pop culture creations (Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the X-Men, to name a few), and just as important. But many don’t know the story behind the man. “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story,” a zippy and somewhat superficial documentary, attempts to fill in some of that backstory, and the result is as compulsively entertaining and colorful as any Marvel comic book. Excelsior!

After some sound-bite-y clips from various celebrities (including Paris Hilton, who groaningly calls him “hot”), the film moves ahead briskly, following, more or less, the typical biographical documentary format – lots of talking heads interspersed with historical footage and (in
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Stan Lee On Marvel Movie History, His Favorite Cameos And Michael Jackson as Spider-Man

Even if you're not a comic-book geek, chances are you know the name Stan Lee. His pioneering work with Marvel comics turned the struggling publishing company into a global entertainment phenomenon. With the release of both this weekend's "Avengers" and his new documentary "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story," (which you can watch OnDemand on Epix) there was never a better time to talk to the man who was there at the beginning. During our chat with the 89-year-old pop-culture legend, he looked back on Marvel's crazy history with the movies: from the '70s Spielberg collaboration he wished would happen to Michael Jackson's attempts to play Spider-Man. One of the subjects we wanted to ask him concerned the controversy surrounding the acknowledgment of his long-time collaborator (and "Avengers" co-creator) Jack Kirby. It's a complicated story involving Kirby and Lee's contentious relationship; last summer, Kirby's estate lost a
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Stan Lee: 'I’ve Never Stopped Feeling Like A Kid'

Stan Lee: 'I’ve Never Stopped Feeling Like A Kid'
Stan Lee is not only the co-creater of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and Iron Man (to name a few), but he is also a true American legend. His ability to craft characters, his passion for collaboration and his creative genius are just a few of the attributes of his impressive and prolific career.

The Huffington Post was given the privilege of interviewing the man behind the Marvel mask. As it turns out, we think he's the greatest superhero of them all.

HuffPost: It’s 2012. Young boys can be seen across the country wearing Iron Man shirts and being Spider-Man for Halloween. Why do you think the characters you created almost 50 years ago still resonate with today’s youth?

Stan Lee: I would guess it’s because we tried to make our characters as human and empathetic as possible. Instead of merely emphasizing their super feats,
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Five Reasons To See 'With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story'

by Ryan Rigley

At this day and age, you'd be pretty hard pressed to find someone who isn't aware of Stan Lee. After all, Marvel movies are all the rage right now. With the release of "The Avengers" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" just on the horizon, and sequels to "Iron Man," "Captain America," and "Thor" in the works, it's safe to say that there is not a single person in this country that has yet to be affected by the likes of these superheroes.

Lee's place in the history of comic books and popular culture alone should be reason enough to watch "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story," the Epix original documentary following the life and times of Stan the man himself. However, for those a bit more skeptical about the life of Stan, we've compiled a list of reasons why we think "With Great Power" is worth a watch.
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New Stan Lee Doc Explores Man Behind The Heroes

by Ryan Rigley

Despite the fact that virtually everyone knows who Stan Lee is, the vast majority of his life remains a mystery to most. Sure, he played an instrumental part in creating practically all of our favorite superheroes (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, etc.), but that's all anyone really knows about him. That, and the fact that he has a small cameo in every Marvel movie.

Well, Epix plans to remedy that with their new documentary about the life and times of the one and only Stan Lee. "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story" shows us a side of Lee that we've never seen before. We see him at home with his family. We see him as a young man writing his first comic books. And we even see him enlisting in the army!

"I felt our nation was really in danger and I couldn't live with
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Q&A: With 'Great Power' Comes a Great Interview With 'Avengers' Creator Stan Lee

Every now and then, dreams come true. Every now and then, we get a chance to cross from the world of fantasy to reality, and speak to the people who've populated our collective dreams for generations. This is a very special episode of Planet Fanboy, in which we speak to Stan Lee.

Stan the Man (as it is impossible not to call him) is not only the principal creator of all the characters in the forthcoming motion picture "The Avengers" (perhaps you heard of it) but he is also the Star of his own movie.

"With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story" is making its debut on Epix this Friday. It is a fun and intimate look at the legendary comic creator's life and career. And it's like hanging out with that awesome Great Uncle who tells loud jokes at family functions.

I had the great privilege of speaking with
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Celebrate Marvel Heroes Weekend with a comic autographed by Stan Lee!

Epix is celebrating superheroes and the legendary Stan Lee with Marvel Heroes Weekend, April 27-29, hosted by the legendary Stan Lee! M&C is getting in on the superhero fun by giving away a comic book autographed by Stan Lee. Epix, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, will present Marvel Heroes Weekend - a marathon of superhero movies including Iron Man 2, Thor, the world television premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger and the Epix Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. Hosted by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, the marathon also includes Epix Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team. The weekend celebration of Marvel.s famed superheroes and
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Stan Lee On The Jack Kirby 'Avengers' Credit Controversy (Update)

Update: After attending a NY press screening, Moviefone can confirm that Jack Kirby's name is listed in the end credits as a co-creator. Previously, we referred to Kirby's omission from promotional materials of the upcoming film. Original story appears below. On May 4, the hugely anticipated adaptation of Marvel Comics' premiere superhero team, "The Avengers," hits theaters. But what many movie fans might not realize is that a nasty battle regarding ownership rights is currently going on behind the scenes. Most people know Stan Lee as the father of the Marvel Universe, but his efforts creating Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men were not accomplished single-handedly. When the Avengers made their comic book debut in September 1963, Lee shared co-creator credit on the book with artist Jack Kirby. The prolific illustrator, who passed away in 1994, is also credited as the co-creator of characters Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk,
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Epix Live: Stan Lee Live Streaming Q&A – Marvel’S The Avengers

Epix is excited to share with you the Epix Live: Stan Lee live/streaming Q&A. Watch below and then check out Marvel Heroes Weekend on Epix: April 27th – 29th. Want to win a Stan Lee signed poster or comic book? How about get a shout out from Stan himself when you win?? Each day at @Epixhd, they will be asking trivia questions to fans that will put them in the running for daily prizes and one grand prize! Head over to Twitter and don.t miss your opportunity to participate!

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Watch two brand new (and Really awesome) vignette videos with Stan from With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. These interviews are really unique, in that they feature Stan talking about some never before shared information about some of the details of The Avengers. In the first, Stan shares the background of Captain America. The second,
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Stan Lee Talks Avengers, Spider-Man And More In Live Facebook Chat

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Have you ever wondered where the idea for Spider-Man came from? Are you itching to know what Stan Lee’s real name is? Well, now’s your chance to find out! Epix, the channel behind the original Stan Lee documentary “With Great Power,” is hosting a live interactive Q&A session about the film with Stan the man himself.

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For those who are unaware, Stan Lee is the creative genius behind many of the most popular Marvel superheroes to date. He’s had a hand in creating the likes of Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, and is the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

Hosted by Geoff Boucher (La Times), the Q&A will start promptly at 1:30 Pm Et / 10:30 Am Pt. Lee will be answering any and all questions related to “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.
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Stan Lee: 'Avengers' Is A 'Magnificent' Accomplishment

by Ryan Rigley

Excelsior! Fanboys and fangirls of all ages are teeming with excitement in anticipation of the "Avengers" movie, now only two weeks away. Those who have been paying even the slightest bit of attention will be quick to realize that "The Avengers" is not just a movie, but an event that's been in the making ever since Marvel released its first "Iron Man" back in 2008.

"I don't know if people are aware of what an accomplishment the 'Avengers' movie is," states Stan Lee in a recent interview promoting the "Marvel Heroes Weekend" event taking place on the Epix channel from April 27 - April 29.

Being the creator of several of the most popular superheroes in the Marvel universe, Stan Lee also played an instrumental part in creating the original "Avengers" comic book.

"The thing that led to their creation really was the fact that I wanted all
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Epix Celebrates Superheroes And Legendary Stan Lee With Marvel Heroes Weekend April 27-29

Epix, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, will present Marvel Heroes Weekend, April 27 . 29, a marathon of superhero movies including Iron Man 2, Thor, the world television premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger and the Epix Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. Hosted by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, the marathon also includes Epix Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team. The weekend celebration of Marvel.s famed superheroes and their creator features the movies that have led up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of The Avengers on May 4.

The Epix Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story follows the life and creations ofStan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and over 200 other characters that can be found in Marvel comic books, on movie screens and in retail stores around the world.
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