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Everybody has a bad day once in a while. Even the Amazing Spider-Man. This is the first of a series of animations by Stan Lee’s World of Heroes depicting superheroes having the worst days of their lives.
If even superheroes can have days like this, maybe you’re not running your own life so bad after all.
The greatest living icon in the history of comics is unarguably Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man and some of the greatest heroes in comic book history, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, and many more notable characters in the Marvel universe. Today marks his 90th birthday, and somehow, some of that superhero vibe keeps feeding back into the real world and infusing some of that energy back into Stan himself.
Registration opens at 9AM for the second annual Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 15, 2012.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is the brainchild of siblings Regina, Fabiano, and Mario Carpinelli, who grew up in Southern California. Since childhood, they’ve been immersed in a world of comics, gaming, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and anime. With the help of close friends Klaus Moeller and Shelle Mannion, big comic fans themselves, this collective of family and friends created the event that has always been missing from the city of Los Angeles.
After the success of their inaugural event in 2011, which brought in a whopping 35,000 attendees, Comikaze Expo was approached by living legend Stan Lee and his company Pow! Entertainment. Stan was impressed by the show and offered to purchase a percentage of the company. Thus, turning Comikaze Expo into Stan Lee’s Comikaze. Soon after, Cassandra Peterson, also known as Elvira Mistress of the Dark, followed suit. Now, for the first time in history, a comic book convention is owned by legendary pop-culture icons.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is unlike any other comic-related event in the United States. Having spent much time researching both local and national conventions in the United States, the Comikaze Team crafted an event that will thrill and excite even the most casual comic fan. Stan Lee’s Comikaze is a multi-tiered extravaganza created by real comic fans with deep ties to the entertainment world. While Stan Lee’s Comikaze might have a classic convention vibe, it’s much more than that. The Comikaze Team did not want to make an event for industry people and hardcore fans only. Instead, they designed a more balanced event as an alternative to the standard fan convention, dedicated to the Los Angeles and geek community above all else.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo is an integral part of the city of Los Angeles, something both residents and visitors can enjoy for years to come. Drawing inspiration from the city and the fans, Stan Lee’s Comikaze is an eclectic mix of LA and geek culture. Stan Lee’s Comikaze strives to create something unique for the city of Los Angeles. Between the convention and pre-events there will undoubtably be something for everyone to enjoy.
Krypton Radio will be at Comikaze Expo to see what cool stuff there is to see and do and learn about in the world of pop culture and comics and sci-fi fandom, and several of our radio shows will be featuring interviews, news and reviews – if you’re going, we’ll see you there!
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin, special effects creator Raymond F. Harryhausen and Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee will be recognized with the J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction at the University of California, Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Conference April 11-14, 2013. The conference examines science fiction in multiple media, and will be held at the Riverside Marriott Hotel.
Le Guin, who will receive the Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012, has written 20 science fiction and fantasy novels, among them “The Left Hand of Darkness” and “The Dispossessed,” each of which won Hugo and Nebula awards. She is the author of many short stories, six volumes of poetry, 13 books for children, as well as criticisms, collections of essays and screenplays.
Los Angeles, CA -Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA Films, a division of NECA, announced today that Morgan Spurlock’s (SUPER SIZE ME) COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE will be released on DVD ($19.99 SRP) on July 10, 2012. The film will also be available in two Collectors Editions with figurines ($29.99SRP).
The two Collector’s Editions will contain the DVD alongside action figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Spurlock. This is the first time mega-director Whedon has been immortalized into action figure status… which will no doubt delight fans everywhere.
The Whedon/Spurlock special editions will be sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. The products are part of a unique retail opportunity with Toys “R” Us and will be sold alongside other action items dedicated to Comic-Con 2012. The Lee/Knowles editions will be available at select stores and at online retailers. A third combo-pack from HeroClix with all four figures and the DVD will also be available in July at game stores nationwide ($29.99 SRP).
The DVD will include the following special features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Talent Interviews and Trailer. Fans will also be able to purchase the DVD and Collector’s Editions at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 12-15).
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010. One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S. This film was released theatrically and on VOD in early April 2012.
1821 Comics www.1821comics.com, comic legend Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment have set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Graphic Novel ever published with a scaled up version of their New York Times Best Selling graphic novel ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR.
The giant version of the graphic novel was unveiled last week in a special celebration held at the Vault Gallery in Culver City that included a silent art auction with proceeds from the event benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute. The official certificate from the Guinness World Record organization was presented to Lee and 1821 Comics co-founder Terry Dougas by actor Thomas Jane, star of HBO’s Hung and Marvel’s Punisher. Michael Wayne, John Wayne’s grandson and Chair of the John Wayne Cancer Institute also attended the event and addressed the attendees.
ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR is one of the most sought after coffee table books with the original editions available on both hardcover and paperback. Both versions of the book have hit the New York Times Best Sellers list several times. ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR is the brainchild of Lee, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas, founders of 1821 Comics and Lee’s producing partner Gill Champion, President and CEO of POW! Entertainment. ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR is printed as a beautiful large coffee table book with the story re-imagined by Stan Lee and Terry Dougas, written by Max Work and artwork by Skan Srisuwan.
The book is available as a hard cover collector’s edition and soft cover. The book is available at local comic retailers, book stores and online. The limited edition giant book stands 25 inches tall, 33 inches wide and is 2 inches thick.
The donated art which was on display from the event included a limited edition Turbie Breaks The Frown Barrier by two-time Emmy Winner Rich Arons, Anticipation for Andy by Anthony Win, Brock Hamilton’s Spider Man, Mary Jane by Jamie Tyndall, and 6 giant pieces of artwork from ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR by Skan Srisuwan. The Vault Gallery will hold a viewing of the artwork from the event today for the general public.
1821 Comics is taking pre-sales of the record setting book for fans who want to personally own a copy. For additional details please email email@example.com.
The event’s sponsors included: Stan Lee’s World of Heroes, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment, Sun Drop, Veev and Whosay.
Commented 1821 Comics co-founder Terry Dougas on the World Record “It’s truly an honor to first hit the New York Times best-sellers with ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR, and now to be setting a new world record for the largest graphic novel published with our limited edition scaled up version. I’d like to thank Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment for partnering with us on this project and to all of our sponsors and donors who attended last night’s event benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute.”
Stan Lee said: “It’s incredibly gratifying to be able to merge an entertainment project with a charitable endeavor. I’m delighted to have been able to combine the occasion of our graphic-novel ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR being included into the world-famous Guinness Book of Records with a perfect opportunity to aid the splendid work of the John Wayne Cancer Institute. It’s just one more example of art aiding life and I’m extremely proud to have been a part of it.”
“Publishing remains a core part of POW!’s business. We are always looking for creative, exciting ways to reach our fans and consumers, and this event exemplifies that perfectly,” remarked POW! Entertainment’s Gill Champion.
ROMEO AND JULIET: THE WAR story takes Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers and places them in the futuristic sci-fi/fantasy Empire of Verona, the most powerful territory on Earth. The MONTAGUES, powerful cyborgs made of artificial DNA, and the CAPULETS, genetically enhanced humans known for their speed and agility, worked in tandem to destroy all threats to the city. With no one left to fight, the Montagues and Capulets found themselves a new enemy: each other.
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