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Pennsylvania state library houses 20,000 items in three rare collection vaults
HARRISBURG - Most books in the State Library of Pennsylvania sit available on the shelves when they have not been borrowed by a reader.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Marvel Comics Pennsylvania Spider-Man Steve Ditko Benjamin Franklin Stan Lee The Amazing Spider-Man Battle of Gettysburg
Jeddah: Sci-fi fans flock to first ever Comic Con expo
Colourful event in Jeddah comes as Saudi Arabia boosts its entertainment sector amid economic and social reform.
7 points by Al Jazeera English | Saudi Arabia Manga Fantastic Four Stan Lee Film Red Sea Jeddah Middle East
’Avengers: Infinity War’ now seems like an even more intriguing movie
Marvel Studios is gleefully tipping its hand early for its next Avengers films – with the clear aim to pull us into its larger, big-stakes game.Shooting began last month in Atlanta for Avengers: Infinity War (due out in the summer of 2018), to be immediately followed by production of the follow-up...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Marvel Comics Stan Lee Iron Man Namor Avi Arad Superhero Iron Man Spider-Man
New TV series filming in New Orleans, based on comic book
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new TV series, based on the Marvel comic book series Cloak & Dagger, has started filming in the New Orleans area. Louisiana's economic development department announced Wednesday that production is underway on the series for the Freeform TV network, formerly known as ABC Family. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Marvel Comics Television X-Men Stan Lee Superman Spider-Man Film Fantastic Four
The Guardians of the Galaxy will meet the Avengers in ‘Infinity War’
Hold on to your mix tapes.The Guardians of the Galaxy will battle alongside Iron Man, Captain America, and the rest of “Earth’s mightiest heroes” in Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios announced Friday night.Oh, and Spider-Man will be there, too.Fans, go ahead and take a breath for a moment. … You good? Okay, onward.That means, as the concept art above shows, we’ll see Rocket Raccoon blasting away beside Thor the thunder god.
1 points by Boston Herald | Iron Man Marvel Comics Captain America Stan Lee Iron Man Namor Superhero Robert Downey Jr.
Netflix Unveils First Official Trailer for ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’
“Hi. I’m Danny Rand. I’ve been away a long time,” begins the first official trailer for Netflix’s newest Marvel series. Barefoot and clad in a tattered, dirty sweatshirt, “Iron Fist” (played by Finn Jones) walks into his parents’ company headquarters, 15 years after disappearing in a plane crash that killed his mom and dad, and left him... Read more »
155 points by Variety | Luke Cage Iron Fist Daredevil Superhero Stan Lee Black Panther Marvel Comics Avengers
'Iron Fist' first trailer: Finn Jones becomes Netflix's latest Marvel hero
Wade SheridanFeb. 7 (UPI) -- The origin story of Danny Rand is unveiled in Netflix's first trailer for their latest Marvel superhero drama, "Iron Fist."
2 points by UPI | Luke Cage Daredevil Superhero Iron Fist Stan Lee New York City Black Panther United Press International
Man dressed as ninja breaks into comic book store, steals a katana sword
BOSCO's comic book store in Anchorage, Alaska was robbed in the most fitting way ever. By a ninja.
30 points by The Houston Chronicle | Marvel Comics Graphic novel Fantastic Four English-language films Pacific Comics Surveillance Stan Lee Ninja
Stan Lee’s ‘Monkey Master’ set as China-India Coproduction (EXCLUSIVE)
Comic book legend, Stan Lee has reteamed with regular collaborator Sharad Devarajan to launch Monkey Master as a new superhero. A “Monkey Master” film project brings together two of the world’s largest film industries and is being set up as a China-India co-production. China’s Shinework Pictures has partnered with Lee’s media company POW! Entertainment, and... Read more »
174 points by Variety | Film China Superhero Stan Lee Entertainment Movie theater Comic book Marvel Comics
Medina man's superhero creation Black Lightning coming to Fox (Photos)
Black Lightning, the superhero creation of Tony Isabella of Medina, will be featured in a one-hour pilot for Fox Television. Tony Isabella of Medina created a black superhero named Black Lightning for DC Comics. The character will now be the subject of a television pilot for Fox.Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer  JOURNEY INTO COMICS -- Black Lightning, a 1977 African-American superhero created by writer Tony Isabella of Medina and artist Trevor Von Eeden, will get a pilot from Fox with an eye toward a television series. Even better news is that the pilot for the one-hour drama will be produced by Greg Berlanti, a guy who knows a thing or three about superhero shows. Berlanti currently produces "The Flash," "Arrow," "Supergirl" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," the best comic-based shows on television. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Salim and Mara Brock Akil will write the story for the pilot. Isabella, who said he is thrilled at the news, created the character at a time when there were few black superheroes in comics. Teacher Jefferson Pierce put on a mask and costume and fought crime using his power to control electricity and fire electric bolts at bad guys. According to DC Comics, the new series is set much later in Pierce's life, based on more recent comic appearances. "Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend -- Black Lightning," the release says. No information is available about when the live-action show will be ready for prime-time. In comics, Black Lightning has bounced around the DC Universe for decades, but remained true to his origins through most appearances. He teamed up with Batman for several years and helped run a group of misfit superheroes called "The Outsiders." Many writers after Isabella's initial 10 issues of the series have written the character's adventures. One interesting thing about Black Lightning is that DC allowed him to age, marry and have children. His two teenage daughters, Anissa (Thunder) and Jennifer (Lightning), at least one of whom will be in the pilot, are fascinating characters. Anissa can control her body density and was a member of The Outsiders for a while. Jennifer controls electricity but not very well. She tends to burn out any electrical device near her and tries to live off the grid. She worked with the Justice Society of America. The daughters and their dad were featured in several short cartoons as part of the DC Unlimited universe. One interesting little factoid was that DC's original idea for its first black superhero to get his own book was "The Black Bomber" -- described as "A white racist who turns into a black superhero when under stress." Someone at DC realized that the Black Bomber was a horrible idea and Isabella convinced DC to let him write Black Lightning instead. Isabella had previously written "Luke Cage, Hero For Hire," the series featuring a black superhero for Marvel. The first black superhero in comics was the noble Black Panther, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who appeared in a 1966 issue of "The Fantastic Four" and has remained an important character in Marvel Comics. DC followed suit a few years later in 1971 with John Stewart, a black man who became the Earth's second Green Lantern. Stewart was created by writer Dennis O'Neil and artist Neal Adams. Since then comics have evolved to the point today where comics feature people of all color, gender, sexual-orientation and age. Comic companies are currently in a race to see how many teen-age versions of their characters they can create, including a black, 15-year-old, female version of Iron Man. "Black Lightning is my proudest comic creation," Isabella said. "When I created him in 1976, it was because I recognized, as did many of my fellow writers and artists, the need for more diversity in our super-hero universes. That need still exists today, but it is being addressed in so many brilliant ways."
257 points by The Plain Dealer | Superhero Superman Marvel Comics DC Comics Batman Black Lightning Stan Lee Fantastic Four