Watch/Listen: Stan Lee speech in animated Black Panther show

Stan's final performance in the onscreen Marvel Universe.

Coming Up: James Warren, Empire Of Monsters - The Man Behind Creepy, Vampirella and Famous Monsters

Out March 19. Pre-order from Amazon now.


This heavily illustrated biography features eye-opening ― often outrageous ―anecdotes about Warren, a larger-than-life figure whose ability as a publisher, promoter, and provocateur make him a fascinating figure. In addition to Forrest J. Ackerman’s Famous Monsters of Filmland, he published Help!, a magazine created by MAD’s Harvey Kurtzman, which featured early work by John Cleese, Gloria Steinem, Terry Gilliam, Robert Crumb, and Diane Arbus; Creepy and Eerie magazines, with covers by painter Frank Frazetta and comics art by Steve Ditko, Wallace Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Al Williamson, and many others. His most famous co-creation, the character Vampirella, debuted in her own magazine in 1969, and continues to be published today.

Time Capsule: Ella Fitzgerald on "Hollywood Palace," Jan. 11, 1969

Pop Culture Roundup: Stan Lee; Big Jim; Tolkien

ITEM! Stan "The Man" Lee raps with Marvelmaniacs at James Madison University, 1982.

ITEM! (Via Plaid Stallions) Big Jim playsets. I owned that Kung-Fu studio!

ITEM! An extensive display of memorabilia, manuscripts and artwork by J.R.R. Tolkien is the subject of a new exhibit in New York.