February 20, 1996 |
Can a group of mutant teenagers work together to avoid their own destruction and grab a TV following in the process? Fox, Marvel Films and New World Entertainment are betting $4 million they can. The companies are behind tonight's live-action TV movie "Generation X," based on the comic book of the same name, which is a spinoff of the "X-Men" comic-book series. Issues of "Generation X" comics routinely sell more than 200,000 copies worldwide.
March 29, 2006 |
On the pages of Marvel Comics, millionaire industrialist Tony Stark becomes Iron Man when he dons an armored suit of his own invention, increasing his strength by a factor of 90. And Spider-Man, who has delighted generations with his ability to scale walls, stops villains in their tracks with thin strands of synthetic webbing shot from his wrists. Sound impossible? As Stan Lee, chairman emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, would say, "Worry not, true believers."