Describing Stan Lee as "the original genius behind Marvel Comics and most of the superheroes you've ever loved or watched on the big screen" probably isn't doing the 91-year-old comic book veteran any favors as he tries, seemingly, to rehabilitate his reputation for glory-hogging in a wide-ranging conversation to be published in this Friday's new issue of Playboy. Indeed, the (in)famously self-promoting Lee uses the interview to deliberately undermine the public perception -- one he worked hard to create, as recently as last year with his reality show Fangasm -- that he's a tremendously wealthy comic book mogul primarily responsible for the success of some of Marvel Comics' most iconic -- and profitable -- superhero characters.
On sale now, the May 2012 issue of Playboy features a new illustration by Frank Quitely depicting frequent collaborator Grant Morrison, as well as an interview with Morrison that includes characteristically provocative remarks from the frequent Batman writer, including his belief that the Batman concept is "utterly gay," that there is "nothing noble" about Magneto, and an update on his long in-progress Wonder Woman story. The excellent Quitely illustration includes many character
As last night's season finale for AMC's The Walking Dead demonstrated, it's not just the Governor who'll be crossing from the original Robert Kirkman/Tony Moore/Charlie Adlard Image Comics series to the television adaptation with the show's third season. Spoilers for last night's cutt
Toys: Bandai's upcoming ThunderCats line adds skateboarding scamps Wily-Kit & Kat to its ranks. Sweet half-pipe sold separately.
Hollywood: Columbia's already signed The Amazing Spider-Man movie writer James Vanderbilt to pen a sequel. That's faith!
Anime: Animated pop icon Hatsune Miku will appear
The November issue of "Playboy" will feature an unusual surprise for "Simpsons" fans; Hugh Hefner had hinted at the news in a recent Twitter message, and now it's out: On October 16th, Marge Simpson will be appearing on the cover of the legendary men's magazine, as well as a three-page pictorial feature with "implied nudity."
This isn't the first time the eternally young blue-haired housewife and jill
"Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane reveals in the new issue of Playboy that as virtually every fan of the series has always suspected, the matricidal toddler Stewie Griffin is, in fact, gay:
We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out. It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a pass
If yesterday's preview of Vertigo's new Crime line in Playboy wasn't enough for comic fans, it looks like the gentleman's magazine has plenty more in store for the comics-inclined audience with a six-page comic book adaptation of a scene from "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Nazi-killing opus.
The Beat reports the the team behind the illustrated Brad Pitt action is artist R.M. Guerra ("S