One of the hallmarks of the Marvel Age of Comics, which started with Fantastic Four #1 in late 1961, was superhero team-ups. Since Stan Lee both wrote and edited most of the titles, he would have characters “randomly” show up in other titles, which helped cross-promote all the Marvel comicbooks.
Though March Madness, college basketball’s national championship tournament, has been cancelled this year, we thought it would fun to present an imaginary MCU bracket that pits Marvel’s surviving heroes against one another. The first round is complete, and now it’s time for the Avenging 8!
Fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano has been announced to appear in the second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. Originally voiced by Ashley Eckstein in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, Ahsoka began as the young Jedi padawan assigned to Anakin Skywalker and quickly grew to be a popular character in her own right.
Many comicbook aficionados are aware that Stan Lee, along with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and many others, are best known for their game-changing origin stories of superheroes such as the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and numerous others at the dawn of the Marvel Age of Comics.
Though March Madness, college basketball’s national championship tournament, has been cancelled this year, we thought it would fun to present an imaginary MCU bracket pitting Marvel’s surviving heroes against one another.
It’s International Women’s Day, which presents a perfect opportunity to celebrate the superhero women that Stan Lee co-created for the Marvel Universe. Each of these heroes, by the way, has been featured in major films and have prominent roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel has announced that the 2017 anime series Marvel Future Avengers will make its debut on Disney+ this Friday, February 28.
Stan Lee was a romantic. His romantic notions were up front in most of the superhero titles he wrote for Marvel, from the Fantastic Four to the Amazing Spider-Man. These superhero romances were another way Stan brought his characters down to earth.
Stan Lee often joked that there should be a new category created for the Academy Awards: Best Cameo Appearance in a Film. Of course, this was so that Stan, the self-proclaimed King of Cameos, would have a good chance of being nominated and even winning an Oscar for this new category.
Stan Lee helped bring major African American heroes to the forefront of comics with the Black Panther, co-created with Jack Kirby, on the pages of Fantastic Four #52 in 1966, and then with the Falcon, co-created with Gene Colan, in Captain America #117 three years later.