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A Nerd’s Review of the Marvel Cinematic Universe… Thus Far, Part 4

Posted in Comics, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/05/2012 by Papa Nerd

Up for review this time is Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, and Sir Anthony Hopkins. It was directed by the always brilliant Kenneth Branagh.

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Belated Happy Birthday to the Generalissimo!

Posted in Comics, Life with tags , , , , , , , , on 12/29/2011 by Papa Nerd

Stan Lee

On December 28, 1922, Stanley Martin Lieber was born.

Young Stanley began writing while he was a teenager, but he got his break when he got a job with Timely Comics in 1939.  His first published story for Timely was a text-only Captain America story in 1941, under the pseudonym “Stan Lee,” which he later adopted as his legal name.  After spending a few years in the Army writing propaganda material, Lee returned to Timely, where, with collaborators Steve Ditko, and Jack Kirby, among others, he helped create Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, and countless other fictional characters.

He was made publisher of Marvel (Timely changed their name to Atlas Comics, then Marvel, after one of the titles they published) in 1972, and he subsequently led the publisher from a small publishing house to a multimedia giant.

Needless to say, Stan’s contributions to the world of comics have made him a legend.

I have to say that I am a huge Stan Lee fan.  One of my dreams is to be able to sit down with him and pick his brain about all aspects of the creative process, and just comics in general.  Maybe I could get some inspiration for my own graphic novel, which is collecting dust at the moment.

Also, he would have to sign my copy of Dunn’s Conundrum.  If you’re a fellow Lee nerd, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

‘Nuff said.

Nerd News Roundup

Posted in Comics, Movies, TV with tags , , , , , , , , on 12/27/2011 by Papa Nerd

I am one lazy bastard.

There.  I said it.  It has been a while since I have rounded up the nerd news, so I’m a little behind.  Here goes…

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This Week in Nerd News

Posted in etc., Movies, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/15/2011 by Papa Nerd

It seems there is no shortage of nerdy pop-culture stuff happening out there.  Each week, I’ll round up some highlights of the things showing up on the nerd radar.

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