Stan Lee gets restraining order against business manager, LAPD investigating elder abuse allegations

After a bizarre and complicated few months for Stan Lee, it seems like things might be getting back to normal for the legendary comic book creator—in a way that is still pretty bizarre and complicated. That’s because The Hollywood Reporter says he has filed a restraining order against business manager Keya Morgan, a…

Stan Lee claims people have been impersonating him on social media, sues his former company for $1 billion

The legal concerns surrounding comic book mastermind Stan Lee have taken yet another weird (and expensive) turn this week, with THR reporting that the former Marvel editor-in-chief has now launched a billion-dollar lawsuit against POW! Entertainment, a company he once co-founded, while also claiming that some of those…

A visit to the new Marvel museum exhibit, where the MCU movies are the real heroes

Anyone who’s read Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story or Blake Bell and Michael Vassallo’s The Secret History Of Marvel Comics knows there’s a rich background and involving narrative surrounding the creation of some of our most iconic and enduring superheroes. But a new exhibit makes a simpler argument:…

Here's nearly every major player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gathered for a class photo

Hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years since Robert Downey, Jr. first put on a metal suit and started punching people really hard, and the world went totally bananas for it. For longtime comics fans, it was a minor miracle. For Marvel, it was a chance to finally build that Scrooge McDuck swimming pool full of…

Stan Lee is out of the hospital after a “little check-up”

Stan Lee showed off some of his own healing power today, taking an interview with Los Angeles’ KABC not long after a brief hospital stay. The Marvel mastermind says he was there for “a little check-up,” which is good thinking given his age (95), but seeing his name in headlines with the word “hospitalized” in them was…

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13 times that comics characters met their makers

Comic books have a long history of real-life creators being thrown into fictional narratives, often in smaller cameo appearances, but also in grander ways that have a deeper impact on the narrative. This inventory looks at examples where comic-book characters interact with their creators, which has two different…