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  • Does a Supreme Court Ruling Mean Disney Will Lose 'Spider-Man' Rights?

    05/21/2014 8:34:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | 5-21-14 | Eriq.Gardner@THR.com
    Does a Supreme Court Ruling Mean Disney Will Lose 'Spider-Man' Rights? 11:58 AM PDT 5/21/2014 by Eriq Gardner Once rejected for not suing soon enough, the company challenging Disney's hold on the character thinks it's no longer precluded from moving forward in court. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the daughter of an author to sue over rights to the Martin Scorsese film Raging Bull. The film is undoubtedly a classic, but its continued commercial prospects are limited. Unlike, say, Spider-Man and the many comic creations of Stan Lee. Now, the owners of Stan Lee Media Inc. --...
  • Spider-Man Actor Wants to Play Superhero as Bisexual (Andrew Garfield)

    07/10/2013 5:46:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10 Jul 2013, 12:21 PM PDT
    In an interview with Entertainment Weekly released on Wednesday, The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield suggested that he’d like to play Peter Parker as a young man exploring his bisexuality. According to Garfield, he told producer Matt Tolmach that he’d like MJ – Mary Jane – to be a boy. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he said. “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?” He...
  • Hedge Fund Elliott Management Is Backing Stan Lee Media's Spider-Man Lawsuit Against Disney

    02/01/2013 8:14:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    forbes ^ | 2-1-13 | nathan vardi
    For the last few years Michael Wolk has quietly worked to advance the multi-billion dollar copyright infringement lawsuit that claims Walt Disney Co. does not own the rights to iconic Stan Lee-created superhero characters it acquired from Marvel Entertainment, like Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four. Before Wolk got involved, the minority shareholders of a company Lee founded in the 1990s had for a long time unsuccessfully litigated over these characters, but Wolk has not been dissuaded. “We are in the right here,” says Wolk in an interview. “No court has ever addressed or ever decided who...
  • A battlefield from the War of 1812 is 'frozen in time'

    01/23/2013 4:13:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    lat ^ | January 19, 2013, 10:07 p.m. | Candy Thomson
    For nearly two centuries, musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes? State archaeologist Julie Schablitsky hopes to figure that out. With the help of cadaver-sniffing dogs and history buffs armed with metal detectors, she is retracing the footsteps of Sir Peter Parker, a British marine captain who led 170 troops, and a like number of militiamen commanded by Col. Philip Reed....
  • New Spiderman Movie question

    07/23/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by MNDude · 6 replies
    Is this movie ok for kids? How would it compare to Avengers as far as violence, language, and sex goes?
  • The secret hero of Spider-Man (a NY Post profile of the elusive artist Steve Ditko)

    07/05/2012 11:39:02 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2012 | By REED TUCKER
    The sidewalk vendors of Times Square sell cheap metal signs bearing the image of Spider-Man, no doubt unaware that the superhero’s co-creator walks right past them every day, completely unrecognized. Then again, only a handful of people in the world would recognize Steve Ditko, the mysterious 84-year-old artist who, with writer Stan Lee, dreamed up the wall crawler back in 1962. ...When The Post knocked on his door, Ditko — who turns out to be a owlish man with wisps of white hair and ink-stained hands, wearing large black glasses and an unbuttoned white shirt with a white tee beneath...
  • San Antonio break-in sparks FBI involvement: police [ Moroccans ]

    10/19/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies · 1+ views
    reuters.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | Reuters
    Five foreign men were arrested during a courthouse break-in early on Wednesday and police said they found photographs of public buildings, water systems and malls from various U.S. cities in their van. The men, at least three of whom were in their 20s, will be questioned by a joint terrorism task force including the FBI and immigration authorities, officials said. Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse said three men were found inside the 120-year-old Bexar County Courthouse, a landmark in downtown San Antonio and two in a large recreational vehicle parked in front of the building. She said all five were...
  • Amazing Climbing Video (this guy will probably be dead soon)

    10/04/2011 10:00:20 AM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 14 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7383158n&tag=contentBody;storyMediaBox
  • Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson dies at 88

    09/10/2011 6:09:54 PM PDT · by John W · 89 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 10, 2011 | LA Times
    Cliff Robertson, who starred as John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World War II drama and later won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a mentally disabled bakery janitor in the movie "Charly," died Saturday, one day after his 88th birthday.
  • End of the Week Rant Shooters

    08/05/2011 9:29:51 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 11 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | August 5, 2011 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie revealed his true self this week during a presser when he answered questions about his appointment of a Muslim judge earlier in the year. Christie, who many on the right feel would present a strong challenge to President Obama in 2012, went out of his way (bent over?) to defend his move and the judge in question.
  • They killed off Peter Parker in the name of racial-ethnic diversity

    08/05/2011 7:49:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 25 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-05-11 | Wordsmith
    What the frak are they doing to my superheroes?! I was checking in over at the Washington Post and just discovered that the superhero closest to my childhood heart, Peter Parker, is dead: Oh my God! They killed Spidey! It's true. More than 10 years ago, writer Brian Michael Bendis brought Ultimate Spider-Man into the world, and today he's taken him out. According to Bendis, this isn't temporary, either. Is there a future for a Spider-Man without Peter Parker? I have no idea what Ultimate Spider-Man and Bendis were about; the last I had paid attention to Spiderman was when...
  • Spiderman Now to be Half Black, Half Latino, and Gay? (Following the death of Peter Parker)

    08/03/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2011 | Vincent Funaro
    The Spiderman outfit will no longer be sported by its longtime creator Peter Parker in Marvel’s “Ultimate Spiderman” comic. Instead, Miles Morales, a half black and half Latino teen, will now take over the role of your friendly neighborhood wall crawler. The creators of “Ultimate Spiderman” have also shocked fans by saying everyone may find out that Morales is gay in future storylines, according to the Daily Mail. In Marvel’s recent “Ultimate Fallout” series, Morales pulls back his mask to reveal his identity as the new Spiderman. However, his origin story will not be revealed until the official re-launch of...
  • New ‘Spider-Man’ Swinging Into Comic Book Shops Following Death Of Peter Parker

    08/02/2011 12:00:00 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies
    New Yorkers take their fictional heroes seriously, so it may come as a shock to some that Peter Parker, the Queens native whose destiny was forever altered by a radioactive/genetically altered spider, has been killed off in the “Ultimates” imprint of Marvel Comics. The Ultimate series is different from Marvel’s standard line, in which Peter Parker is still happily toiling away as everybody’s favorite hard-luck hero. No, in the Ultimates series, Peter Parker gets killed at the hands of his nemesis the Green Goblin. But, being a comic book series, no hero stays dead for long. While Peter Parker may...
  • SPIDER-MAN DIES (or does he?)

    06/22/2011 6:06:27 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 14 replies
    (English-language translation) PHILADELPHIA - The lights go out for Peter Parker, the high-school student whose bite from a radioactive spider turned him into the avenger who spins spiderwebs and climbs walls, a member of the Marvel Comics universe of heroes and villains. The publisher announced today that Spider-Man will be defeated by one of his fiercest enemies in the final issue of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, which will go out on sale tomorrow. But the arachnid's fans do not have to be in mourning, since the Ultimates label is separate from Marvel's major universe. The fate of Ultimate Spider-Man will not...
  • I Saw Spider-Man The Musical, It Is Awesome, And It Will Be A Huge Hit (Yes, even with accidents)

    02/08/2011 12:43:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/08/2011 | Kamelia Angelova
    Everyone seems to be taking a stab at reviewing Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, and it ain't pretty. The theater critics seems to have had it with the production, which has postponed the opening of the musical several times, and they are lashing out their reviews today basically slamming the show. We are no experts in the musical theater field, but we have seen the show (twice) and we disagree with the opinions of the much hailed theater connoisseurs. We loved the show, and here is why we think people will see it: • Flying is awesome. There are aerial...
  • Spider-Man: Your Friendly Neighborhood Sissy?

    01/16/2011 1:49:43 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 9 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 14, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    There are many who bemoan Hollywood's tendency to cannibalize itself with endless sequels, prequels, and reboots. I am not one of them. Film is a child of theater. Part of the pleasure in attending a new production of a play you have seen before is considering the take of a fresh group of artists on the same old material. We wouldn't fault a theater troupe for yet another production of Romeo & Juliet. So why fault filmmakers for remaking an old film? Quality is certainly affected by source material, but not determined by it. What annoys me isn't the preponderance...
  • Sneak peek! First photo of Andrew Garfield in the iconic Spider-Man suit

    01/14/2011 9:22:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    It's been nearly four years since audiences last saw his acrobatic web spinning prowess. And now Spider-Man is back, this time with Andrew Garfield playing the iconic superhero. Colombia Pictures today released the first image of the British actor in the infamous blue and red suit, with a few visible changes. The suit looks a little more high-tech and modern than that worn by Tobey Maguire, who played the iconic character for three hit movies - the last one back in 2007.
  • Emma Stone joins cast of new 'Spider-Man' film

    10/20/2010 11:40:05 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 6, 2010 | AP
    <p>Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacy in the next "Spider-Man" movie.</p>
  • LAPD Forced to Regulate Superheroes

    06/08/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies · 43+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | June 7, 2010 | Susan Abram
    Holy citation Batman! Superman, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man have fought the world's most menacing foes to ensure good triumphs over evil. But dozens of their likenesses who pose for photos with tourists for tips on Hollywood Boulevard haven't been true to their superhero characters. The result has been an LAPD crackdown over the past few days on character, cartoon and comic impersonators that netted 13 arrests and citations and sent a clear message: misrepresenting the spirit of Hollywood will not be tolerated. By Monday, even Elvis had left the boulevard. There were problems and complaints from tourists, businesses, and residents....
  • SPIDERMAN foiled a would-be thief as Jedi Knights blocked his escape route.

    05/03/2010 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 561+ views
    The Sun ^ | 5/3/10 | staff
    No, it's not a comic book plot but the scene which unravelled in a Australian book store on Saturday. Store owner Michael Baulderstone, dressed as Spiderman, spotted the man trying to steal an X-Men book worth $160 (£97). The 45-year-old called for back-up and the hapless thief was surrounded by superheroes within seconds.
  • Even Spider-Man gets fired (by J Jonah in Obama's economy)

    03/02/2010 10:47:26 PM PST · by max americana · 12 replies · 622+ views
    msn ^ | march 2, 2010 | kim peterson
    Spider-Man's going to have a tough time paying the bills Even a résumé that boasts of saving the city from Doctor Octopus and sparkling references from the likes of Captain America can't keep Spider-Man off the unemployment line. The wall-crawler's hard-luck alter ego, Peter Parker, will get canned by boss J. Jonah Jameson and join the country's out-of-work millions in a storyline that starts in this Wednesday's "Amazing Spider-Man" No. 623. "He couldn't have lost his job at a worse time," said "Spider-Man" editor Steve Wacker. "He's going to struggle with unemployment and trying to save the city while he...
  • Spider-Man Lookalike Lizard Is Latest Exotic Pet Craz

    09/21/2009 10:12:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 21, 2009
    Spider-Man Lookalike Lizard Is Latest Exotic Pet Craze A lizard that looks startlingly like Spider-Man - Mwanza flat-headed rock agama - has become the latest fashionable pet. [Pic in URL] By Tom Chivers 21 Sep 2009 The vivid red-and-blue colouring is almost uncannily like that of the Marvel superhero, and comic book fans have been flocking to exotic pet shops to snap them up. Agamas like the Spider-Lizard, as it has become known make good pets, as they become tame and docile if handled regularly. However, they require specialist equipment in the UK to maintain their temperature. It can grow...
  • Spider-Man lookalike lizard is latest exotic pet craze

    09/21/2009 12:50:42 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies · 2,037+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Sep 2009 | Tom Chivers
    The vivid red-and-blue colouring is almost uncannily like that of the Marvel superhero, and comic book fans have been flocking to exotic pet shops to snap them up. Agamas like the Spider-Lizard, as it has become known make good pets, as they become tame and docile if handled regularly. However, they require specialist equipment in the UK to maintain their temperature. It can grow up to a foot long, and the squeamish may find it a problem to feed – a balanced diet for an agama includes locusts, crickets, mealworms and waxworms. [ssnip]
  • (Bono) U2 explain Spider-Man 'opera'

    08/20/2009 10:51:23 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 735+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 19 August 2009 | Greg Cochrane
    Bono and The Edge have described their forthcoming Spider-Man musical as "dizzy" and "not a straight take on the myth". Turn Off The Dark, the production the Dublin band has written music and lyrics for, is set to open on Broadway in New York in 2010. They also confirmed American actress Evan Rachel Wood would play the part of MJ and revealed more about the other characters. ...Bono said: "We've got a new villain, it's a girl. It's a very extraordinary role. We've taken it to a much more dizzy place than you'd expect. We've got big tunes. We're very...
  • British Spider-Man 3 actress Lucy Gordon commits suicide in Paris apartment

    05/21/2009 4:56:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 53 replies · 11,696+ views
    DailyMail UK ^ | May 21, 2009 | Peter Allen
    A young British actress has hanged herself in her Paris flat just two days before her 29th birthday, it emerged today. The body of Oxford-born Lucy Gordon, who had starred in number of big budget Hollywood films including Spider-Man 3, was found suspended from the ceiling of her mansion block apartment. Police made the grisly discovery after entering the flat close to the River Seine on Wednesday morning. ‘It was a horrific scene,’ said one. ‘The young woman had taken her own life in terrible circumstances. We are not seeking anyone else. It was a clear case of suicide.’ Miss...
  • Thai fireman in 'spider-man' rescue of autistic boy

    03/24/2009 3:29:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 664+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | March 24, 2008
    A Thai fireman turned superhero when he dressed up as comic-book character Spider-Man to coax a frightened eight-year-old from a balcony, police said Tuesday. Teachers at a special needs school in Bangkok alerted authorities on Monday when an autistic pupil, scared of attending his first day at school, sat out on the third-floor ledge and refused to come inside, a police sergeant told AFP.
  • Parables: Spidey and Chameleon and Obama

    01/17/2009 12:25:49 PM PST · by The Conservative Yogini · 210+ views
    The Gadfly ^ | The Gadfly
    During times of great challenge and difficulty, people look for a hero, whether that hero be within themselves or without.. Most of us, being human, look outside to the storytellers and the mythmakers for our inspiration. The storytellers and mythmakers among us, using image, sound and language, are able to articulate the human condition and therefore ourselves. Ancient Greece during the 5th century, a time of war, disease and famine, saw the Golden Age of theater, philosophy, sculpture, political rhetoric and oratory. Art is and always will be a beautiful flower in the ugliest of times.
  • Spider-Man celebrates Obama as "nerd-in-chief"

    01/12/2009 6:41:52 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 3 replies · 483+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 9, 1:21 pm | Claudia Parsons and Karina Huber Claudia Parsons And Karina Huber
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Barack Obama will be "nerd-in-chief" when he takes office as U.S. president this month, according to Marvel Comics, which is putting him on the cover of its next "Spider-Man" comic.
  • It's Official: Spiderman in the Tank for Obama (Ashford & Simpson, Too)

    01/08/2009 7:05:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 547+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | January 7, 2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    Once, comic books were against Nazis and Hitler and were very up front in supporting America's fight against them. But those days are over. Both DC and Marvel Comics long ago embraced left-wing politics, and when it came to the war on terror, they were for the most part silent. Fighting "global warming" and on behalf of other mythical left-wing creations was far more important (as was transforming Wonder Woman into an ugly, steroidal man). Now, though, comic books are back to supporting the President, since he embodies their far-left ideology. Yup, Spider-Man is in the tank for Obama and...
  • Do comic books lean left?

    01/09/2009 10:59:22 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 60 replies · 1,992+ views
    csmonitor ^ | 01.09.09 | Marjorie Kehe
    With a comic book aficionado about to be sworn in as the president of the United States, it’s no surprise that comic book makers are eager to capitalize on their new inside-in-the-beltway connection. But is it true that comic books are now turning partisan? It’s been all over the news this week that Marvel Comics is planning a special issue Jan. 14 , 2009, issue of Amazing Spider-Man #583 with Obama on the cover. Inside are five pages of Obama-Spider-Man escapades, as Spider-Man stops the Chameleon from spoiling Obama’s swearing-in....“Even Comic Books Crawling with Pro-Obama Bias?,” asks Ken Shepherd at...
  • Obama Superstar!! Spiderman Gets a New Sidekick

    01/08/2009 10:10:22 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 21 replies · 777+ views
    Breitbart/The Evil Conservative Blog ^ | 09 January 2009 | Evil Conservative
    The rockstar status of our president in waiting continues to blast into new and disturbing areas of our pop culture. Barack Hussein Obama is being unleashed in the cartoon universe. In the latest edition of Marvel's Spiderman comic book series, Barack Obama shows up out of nowhere, with no past or history inside the series at all, similar to how he appeared on the scene in American politics in 2004.
  • Analyzing Obama's Love Of Comic Books

    11/25/2008 10:59:39 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 59 replies · 2,987+ views
    NPR | 11/20/08 | Day to day
    According to press reports, President-elect Barack Obama's favorite superheroes are Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian. But what do these picks say about Mr. Obama? Madeleine Brand talks to Gabriel Fowler, owner of indie comic book store Desert Island, about what the superheroes reveal about the next president.
  • Two more "Spider-Man" films on the way

    09/07/2008 4:30:47 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 311+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | Septemeber 6, 2008 | Leslie Simmons
    Two more "Spider-Man" films on the way By Leslie Simmons Sat Sep 6, 11:14 PM ET LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Tobey Maguire and "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi plan to reunite for the fourth and fifth installments of Columia Pictures' comic book franchise, dispelling speculation that a new actor would play the crime-fighter. "The studio never considered any other actor. Tobey was our only choice and the only person we've discussed the role with," said studio spokesman Steve Elzer. In hopes of containing costs, Columbia is considering shooting the films back-to-back starting in fall 2009, much like New Line did...
  • Hilarious example of Engrish [vanity]

    07/31/2008 8:26:50 AM PDT · by compound w · 48 replies · 117+ views
    back of Chinese spiderman dvd
    Ok, so as some of you know, the bootleg dvds in China have "regular" packaging, often just like the real things. I pick up the Spiderman bootleg dvd and here's the English description on the back: "Even as Scully's genetically altered DNA brings her closer to the brink of death, government agent Michael Kritschgau helps Mulder in the search for a cure, partly to atone for his own involvement with perpetuating the alien hoax. Scully's DNA comes into play once again when she discovers she is the mother of a little girl named Emily, an incident that could only be...
  • Spiderman in Tehran

    07/28/2008 4:49:36 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 227+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | 7-25-08 | Amir Taheri
    Spiderman in Tehran 25/07/2008 By Amir Taheri "A picture is worth a thousand words!" This is the proverb invented by an American photographer in the 1920s but ascribed to the Chinese for good effect. While not always true, like all other proverbs, it is surprisingly accurate on some occasions. No picture could replace a thousand words by Neffari or Roumi. But no number of words could replace the 1990 photo of an Afghan teenage girl with terror in her green eyes, reflecting two decades of war and famine. Sometimes, however, words are needed to reveal the hidden meanings of a...
  • Batman breaks Spider-Man record at box office

    07/21/2008 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 93 replies · 1,084+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:07pm EDT | By Dean Goodman
    KAPOW! The new Batman movie "The Dark Knight" smashed the weekend record set by "Spider-Man 3" last year, selling an estimated $155.3 million worth of tickets during its first three days of release across the United States and Canada, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday. The hotly anticipated film, co-starring late actor Heath Ledger as the anarchic Joker, surpassed the $151.1 million haul for "Spider-Man 3" during its first weekend in May 2007.
  • YouTube - $5Bn Suit For Stan Lee Rights to Spider Man, Ironman, X-Men, Hulk

    07/14/2008 4:45:34 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 171+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7-14-08 | dfu
    Depositions have already begun in this titanic battle. It is a $5 billion lawsuit and will likely be in a New York courtroom next year. There are real issues to the ownership rights of Stan Lee's characters, including Spider Man, Ironman, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, etc. HERE IS THE YOUTUBE TO EXPLAIN THOSE ISSUES
  • Times climb - again! Man scales paper's headquarters to protest Al Qaeda

    07/09/2008 3:58:44 AM PDT · by Stoat · 2 replies · 94+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 9, 2008 | WIL CRUZ and JILL COFFEY
    Times climb - again! Man scales paper's headquarters to protest Al Qaeda BY WIL CRUZ and JILL COFFEY DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Updated Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 4:34 AM Taggart for NewsDavid Malone keeps climbing after hanging a banner on the Times building early Wednesday morning. Another climber with a cause has gone up the side of The New York Times Building in midtown.But unlike the two men who made it to the top of the 52-story structure June 5, David Malone only made it to about the 11th floor early this morning.Malone called the Daily News and acknowledged...
  • Marvel, Spider Man, Stan Lee and the Wrath of Peter Paul

    07/02/2008 6:20:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 182+ views
    peter f paul dot com ^ | 7-2-08 | peter paul
    Marvel, Spider Man, Stan Lee and the Wrath of Peter Paul Marvel Faces Wrath of Peter Paul Baron’s feature story June 28, “The Rage Offstage At Marvel” written by its senior editor William “Wild Bill” Alpert, starts off saying, “THE COMIC BOOK’S SPLASH page would show a close-up of Peter F. Paul brooding about Marvel Entertainment, its creative force Stan Lee and the Clintons.” With that comic book flair, Baron’s reluctantly accepted the bona fides of the historic law suit filed by Stan Lee Media in 2007 against Marvel Entertainment for 50% of the copyright profits from Spider Man, The...
  • Marvel's in for a Hulk of a Lawsuit (not a nusance suit, a $5 billion lawsuit with real claims)

    06/29/2008 6:06:32 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 180+ views
    seeking alpha dot com ^ | 6-29-08 | Eli Hoffmann
    NOTE: for the record, I hold a considerable number of shares in Stan Lee Media and have a very keen interest in the $5 billion lawsuit against Marvel. My friend, Peter Paul, has been blamed for the collapse of the company. Although he was guilty of a 10b5 violation for trying to keep the price of the stock propped up, I hope that he will someday be vindicated. I believe he was an easy fall guy in this mess. Although it ran out of cash and filed bankruptcy, SLM had an asset worth tens of millions of dollars ---- Stan...
  • The Rage Offstage at Marvel ($5 billion lawsuit - Stan Lee Media claims rights to Lee characters)

    06/28/2008 12:22:22 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 314+ views
    Barrons ^ | 6-28-08 | Bill Alpert
    The Rage Offstage at Marvel By BILL ALPERT Lawsuits against Marvel, Lee and Bill and Hillary are pressing Paul's claims that a dot-com he started with Stan Lee in 1998 was undone by the actions of the former president, short-sellers and Stan Lee himself. In a Manhattan federal district court, some of Paul's associates argue that the bankrupt dot-com, Stan Lee Media, still owns rights to Marvel characters like Spider-Man and The X-Men. On behalf of the former dot-com, they want half the profits that Marvel (ticker: MVL) is piling up, now that it's producing its own films like the...
  • Stan Lee Investigative Report #1 - Transfer of Assets (what did SPIDERMAN do?)

    06/05/2008 7:14:52 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 95+ views
    bankruptcy documentation ^ | 6-4-08 | Doug from Upland
    STAN LEE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT #1 - TRANSFER OF ASSETS CAVEAT: As a shareholder of a large number of shares of Stan Lee Media, I am involved in the legal proceedings of Stan Lee Media and have a financial interest in a lawsuit against Marvel. Although the financial reporters have failed to investigate the story, Marvel has been sued for $5 billion by the reconstituted Stan Lee Media. BACKGROUND: In November 2006, after almost six years, the bankruptcy of Stan Lee Media was dismissed for cause. After meeting with Peter Paul over three years ago to begin work on the...
  • Gecko lizards inspire 'Spiderman gloves' (prototype to be available within 3 years)

    01/22/2008 8:25:57 PM PST · by Stoat · 32 replies · 1,113+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | January 23, 2008 | Roger Highfield
      Gecko lizards inspire 'Spiderman gloves' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor  Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 23/01/2008       Prototype "Spiderman gloves" that will enable window cleaners to scale walls, robots to scurry across ceilings and rock climbers to hang about could be ready within three years.There has been popular interest in how to mimic his extraordinary wall climbing ability since 1962, when the web-slinging hero with superhuman strength was born in the pages of Marvel Comics.   'Spiderman gloves' could be ready within three years Shy, nerdy Peter Parker managed the feat after being bitten by a radioactive spider on...
  • Spidey loses the wedding ring

    01/10/2008 12:33:03 PM PST · by pgyanke · 41 replies · 349+ views
    TDS Metrocom ^ | 01/10/2008 | David Colton
    Those who know Spider-Man only from Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in the movies might be surprised to learn that in the comic book, the web-spinning hero has been married for almost 21 years. That's why the comic world is in an uproar over Marvel Comics' decision to undo the marriage of Peter Parker and red-haired bombshell Mary Jane Watson, reversing two decades of storytelling. In Amazing Spider-Man #545 last week, Peter and Mary Jane make a tearful deal with the devil-like character Mephisto: In exchange for saving Aunt May's life, Mephisto erases all traces of the Peter-Mary Jane marriage...
  • Can Spiderman help UN beat evil?

    01/05/2008 6:25:53 AM PST · by Daffynition · 16 replies · 170+ views
    BBC ^ | 4 January 2008 | Thomas Lane
    When critics attack the United Nations, they often accuse the world body of being a web of bureaucracy. Now officials there are hoping to turn that image around by using the web of Spiderman. The UN recently announced a union with the comic book company, Marvel. Together, they aim to print a special comic that will see the superhero fight alongside UN aid workers and peacekeepers. Marvel scribes have offered to pen the work for free. The UN is now seeking private backing so it can distribute 1m free copies to American schoolchildren. The project's creator, the French producer...
  • UN joins forces with Marvel Comics

    12/27/2007 6:02:41 AM PST · by imd102 · 49 replies · 175+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 12/26/07 | Deborah Brewster
    He has fought against foes ranging from the Green Goblin to Doctor Octopus, but Spider-Man now faces an even more formidable challenge: improving the battered image of the United Nations. In a move reminiscent of storylines developed during the second world war, the UN is joining forces with Marvel Comics, creators of Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk, to create a comic book showing the international body working with superheroes to solve bloody conflicts and rid the world of disease. The comic, initially to be distributed free to 1m US schoolchildren, will be set in a war-torn fictional country and feature...
  • U2 Plans Spider-Man Musical and New Album (A Spider-Man MUSICAL...?!?)

    11/13/2007 6:46:42 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 16 replies · 130+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/13/2007 | Roger Friedman
    U2 has two big projects for the coming year — a new album and a Broadway musical of "Spider-Man" directed by "The Lion King" guru Julie Taymor. At last week’s Broadway premiere of "Young Frankenstein," sharp-eyed observers noticed U2’s own guru, manager Paul McGuiness, scoping out the Hilton Theater on 42nd Street with an eye toward putting "Spider-Man" in there. The show requires a very high ceiling stage for all the flying that will go on. Alas, McGuiness is said to have commented, "I guess we’re out of luck" when he saw how successful "Young Frankenstein" is going to be.
  • Hillary refuses to return $100,000 illegal donation admitted on tape in sworn deposition

    10/20/2007 8:12:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies · 66+ views
    CLICK TO WATCH - HILLARY WILL NOT RETURN THIS 100K...IT IS CLEARLY ILLEGAL, AND SHE HAS BEEN PROVIDED WITH WRITTEN DEMAND The YouTube above is from the sworn deposition of Spiderman Stan Lee. He admits to illegally exchanging checks. That is an illegal donation and a felony admitted on tape. In a real shocker (gag alert), the Bush Justice Department has refused to do anything about it. Below are various clips in the news from official spokesweasel, Howard Wolfson. Wolfson is the guy who vowed to the Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2000, that her campaign would not take...
  • (PAUL v CLINTON) Senator Clinton, just one more question, ma'am - FACSIMILE QUESTION No. 2

    09/11/2007 5:33:00 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies · 965+ views
    FReepers, this is the SECOND in a series of facsimile transmission to the office of Senator Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. I am hoping she will take the opportunity to clear up some questions and give us her side of the story. Any response from her will be published here. No. 1 - Lying Howard Wolfson
  • Felony on tape? Watch "Spiderman" Stan Lee's deposition and the "exchanging" $100,000 checks

    09/10/2007 4:44:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 956+ views
    SOURCE FOR DOCUMENTS AND THE ENTIRE SORDID SCANDAL EQUAL JUSTICE FOUNDATION SITE WITH DOCUMENTARY TRAILER STAN LEE'S SWORN DEPOSITION ON VIDEO - he admits "exchanging" $100,000 checks Dateline: Los Angeles Sept. 10, 2007 FreeRepublic.com by Doug from Upland While reporters have been aggressively pursuing the illegal activity of Norman Hsu and his large campaign donations to Democrats, including presidential candidate Senator Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, they have been less agressive in pursing a case that is right out there in front of their eyes in broad daylight. All they have to do is look at a video. Senator Clinton...