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Stanley Martin Lieber, aka “Stan Lee” b. 12/28/1922 d. 11/12/2018


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It is with a profoundly sad heart that we hear the news that legendary comic book creator and personality, Stanley Lieber, also known to the millions of comic book fans world wide as Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.

Stan was responsible for helping to create some of the most iconic characters in comics that we know. Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The Fantastic Four and a whole host of other. Partnering with great artists like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita and more, he helped to build a entertainment empire that started small and humble and is now one of the most profitable in the world. All while never getting royalties for those works, as back then, creators did not receive any ownership of those works.

After many years as a writer and editor at Marvel, Stan left to create his own media company caled POW Entertainment and created new characters and stories, while not as popular as those he made while at Marvel Comics, still did very well, showing that he hadn’t lost his touch over the years.

Stan became an even cultural star when Marvel began creating movies starting with Iron Man in 2008, and Stan making his cameo in the movie as Hugh Hefner. With the sucess of Iron Man and the subsequent releases of the following movies, Stan’s cameos became a staple for them, much like John Ratzenberger in all the Pixar movies. It even spawned a fan theory that Stan was an eternal because of all his various apperances, which ended up being made into a scene in the Guaridian’s of The Galaxy Vol. 2 movie.

 

Stan was also a veteran of World War II, having the official US Army title of Playwright. The day of his passing being Veteran’s Day here in the United State, it’s fitting that he should be doubly honored for the work he has done through out his life. We here at X1, will miss not seeing Stan in the movies, but will be content knowing he lived a very fulfilling life, even with the family and personal strife that found him these last few years. We also hope he rests easy knowing, that he has made a mark on the world ensuring him immortality, like the character he played in his cameos. We send out deepest condolences to the family and the rest of the fans as we mourn his passing.

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Geek Show Radio: Episode 61 – The Streaming


BJ and I are back for more of the geekiness you love with Geek Show Radio! And this episode we dig into the yummy things going on right now, like the new Captain Marvel trailer, The new Disney Streaming service and a couple of the new shows it’s offering to get fans to sign up. Plus, we compare talk about how all these competing services are making it harder for us to decide where to go, with our dough! So sit down. strap in for light speed, and away we go!

Thor Explains What He Was Actually Doing During The Events of ‘Civil War’


It turns out he wasn’t just on vacation.  Read the rest of this entry

Sorry True Believers, Beta Ray Bill Was Not in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’


“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn had a lot of people pausing and zooming in during the scene he shot featuring The Collectors collection, but he has some disappointing news for Marvel fans.  Read the rest of this entry

The X-Cast: Geek Show Episode 7 – Phase 3


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With Marvel’s Phase 2 of movies coming to a close, phase 3 is getting ready to launch, and BJ and Rich talk all about it, with in studio guest Kyle “Nerd Bullet” Done.  (more…)

Marvel Announces ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ For 2017


The announcements just keep coming from Marvel Studios. The third film in the Thor franchise has been confirmed, and it looks like it might not end well for everyone’s favorite God of Thunder.  Read the rest of this entry

Loki Has His Own Movie. Sort Of. [VIDEO]


If you could say anything of Loki, he has become one of the breakout characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Because of not only the excellent writing, but also Tom Hiddleston’s performance. So you would think he deserves his own movie, right? Well he got one, sort of.  Read the rest of this entry

Avenger Themed Drinks To Give you Some Liquid Courage to Kick Some Alien Ass [VIDEO]


I’m not much of a drinker anymore, except for beer, but I am known to try a mixed drink or two. Here’s a few sure to get you ready to kick some Chitari ass! Read the rest of this entry

Why is Tom Hiddleston, aka Loki, Dressed As Captain America?


If you saw “Thor: The Dark World” you know that Captain America himself made a very quick cameo. If you haven’t seen it yet, sorry about the spoiler.  Read the rest of this entry