March 28, 2008
"Superhero Movie," a PG-13 rated genre spoof starring Leslie Nielsen, opens in wide release today but was not screened in advance for critics. The Times review will appear in Monday's Calendar and online as soon as it is available.
July 19, 2003 |
Hugh M. Hefner and comic book creator Stan Lee have partnered to create an animated television series starring Hefner and various Playmates as a crime-fighting team combating "enemies of democracy." The series, "Hef's Superbunnies," will target an adult audience and will be produced by Lee's Pow! Entertainment and Playboy's Alta Loma Entertainment. Before founding Playboy, Hefner wanted to become a cartoonist, he said, adding that the partnership is "a match made in heaven.
January 18, 1999 |
The creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four is bringing a new cast of superheroes to the Internet. Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee today will launch Stan Lee Media in Encino to create an online community for comic book enthusiasts. The site, at http://www.stanlee.net, will feature at least six new characters, a superhero game, and a place to buy, sell and trade comics.
May 3, 2002 |
Gun violence in schools isn't your typical Saturday-morning cartoon series topic, but as it turns out, "Static Shock," the WB animated action series about a 14-year-old with "electromagnetic" powers, isn't your typical Saturday-morning cartoon series. This younger-skewing version of the Milestone/DC Comics property stars an African American superhero, and combines cartoon action with substantial teen-centric stories about such issues as racism and homelessness.
September 20, 2007 |
Dimension Films has nearly maxed out its successful "Scary Movie" series, so now the studio takes on another franchise-friendly genre: the comic-book movie. "Superhero," the studio's newest spoof, starts production this week in Los Angeles and is set to open March 28. It's written and directed by Craig Mazin, who worked on "Scary Movie 3" and "Scary Movie 4." David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss are producing.
July 20, 2006 |
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl and a half-dozen other DC Comics superheroes will star on new 39-cent postage stamps that are to be unveiled today at the annual Comic-Con International show in San Diego and then will go on sale nationwide Friday. The stamps are sold in a sheet of 20, half featuring the individual superheroes and half showing covers of comic books starring them. The Postal Service reports this is its first set of superhero stamps, indicating more are likely to follow.
March 8, 2007 |
Captain America is dead. But will he stay that way? In the latest issue of his comic book, Steve Rogers, the star-spangled hero with the gleaming shield and World War II roots, is shot to death -- and his publisher, Marvel Comics, pledges that it is neither a dream, a hoax nor a short-term stunt.
November 15, 1999 |
Stan Lee Media Inc. and Iwerks Entertainment Inc., a maker of motion simulator rides, will announce this week plans to create theme-park rides based on Lee's Internet-based superhero characters. The companies will use a new set of characters that Lee, which created such comic book superheroes as Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk, is developing for the Web. The characters will be used in ride simulators, 3-D and giant-screen venues as well as other attractions.
January 20, 2009 |
A high-stakes battle for survival is underway in the comic book universe, and superheroes such as Wonder Woman and Wolverine have been enlisted in the fight. Even President-elect Barack Obama -- and an impostor -- have been recruited to help Spider-Man. With mixed results, the nation's comic book publishers and hundreds of neighborhood shops are fighting off a deteriorating economy, online piracy, rising costs and changing consumer tastes.