Stan Lee

Video Interview: Comic book creator Stan Lee

Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and The Avengers: they’re the stuff of legend, and since the 1950s they have helped turn Marvel Comics into a publishing powerhouse, spawning huge movie franchises, and feeding the imaginations of fans both young and old. But the most notable thing all of these characters have in common with each other is a much bigger deal: as any fan will tell you, they were all created by the great Stan Lee.

‘Ghost Rider’ burns the big screen

Ever since I was a teenager Ghost Rider has been one of my favorite comic book heroes. He has everything it takes to be a great tragic/violent icon – from the flaming skull and the painful past to the fact that he fights against the perfect nemesis – the devil. The only problem is, well, he might be what you call a true comic book hero. On paper he’s an intense character who survived on style and darkness, but somehow after the transformation to the screen you feel like something might be missing.

Review: ‘The Fantastic Four’

Everybody loves a good hero. They’re daring people with amazing abilities who want to make the world better. So it was natural that when computer animation finally became realistic enough to make anything look real, we reached back into the comic books and decided to make movies about the kinds of heroes we’ve always wanted to see on the silver screen… superheroes.