Watch The Trailer For Documentary WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY

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Watch The Trailer For Documentary WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY
Stan "The Man" Lee. You may have heard of the guy. Who is he? Well, he's only the co-creator of Marvel's Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and the Fantastic Four - iconic characters that revolutionize the superhero comics industry. Nuff said!  With a significant impact in the realm of costumed crime fighters, a documentary on his life would be really interesting to see and whos better to tell his story than the man himself.  With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story will cover his early beginnings to the present with a host of interviews including President-CEO of Marvel Studios Avi Arad, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Stewart, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Jon Favreau, Seth Rogen, Kenneth Branagh, Eva Mendes and many more.
At 87 years old, Stan Lee's name appears on more than one BILLION comics in 75 countries in 25 languages. Arguably the most recognized name in comics, Stan Lee has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk. Stan continues to create new material and entertain fans of all ages with fantastic stories and characters in... all areas of entertainment.

With Great Power: the Stan Lee Story, explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, from the early days of his Depression-era upbringing through the Marvel Age of Comics and beyond! The film uncovers original transcripts, illustrations, photographs and stories of Lee's fascinating journey from his early years at Timely Comics and World War Two, the comic book industry's censorship battle of the 1950's led by Dr. Fredric Wertham, the dawn of Marvel Comics and the legendary characters Stan co-created, to his current company POW! Entertainment.

With Great Power: the Stan Lee Story is told through the words of Stan himself as well as numerous interviews with comic book creators, actors, film producers, family and friends. It paints a portrait of a man whose creativity knows no bounds and whose characters have grown from humble beginnings in the pages of Marvel Comics in the early 1960's to powerhouse properties in all media, including film television, video games and beyond.
The documentary will be screening at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 24th.
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Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonJanuary 13, 2012 5:27 PM

YAY another Stan Lee fluff piece. That man has taken credit for other peoples work probably more than any other human being in history.

Just read up on Jack "King" Kirby and Steve Ditko and what they have to say about "The Man". Stan takes credit for Spider-Man being an everyday teenager? Uh no. Stan wanted to send Spidey into outer space to battle cosmic monsters and all sorts of silly hoo hah. Ditko had to fight tooth and nail to keep the character grounded.

Kirby, a real class act of a gentleman, finally spoke out on all the work he'd done that Stan conveniently took credit for as well. Stan's "Marvel Method" of writing is basically let the artist do all the work too.

Ugh, and you know what? I'm still going to watch this dang movie.

Al YoungJanuary 13, 2012 5:54 PM

Strangely enough, Spidey does battle aliens and pilots a giant robot in the Toei TV series. Theres an interesting Stan Lee interview with Jonathan Ross from "In Search of Steve Ditko" on BBC. Its on youtube. I respect Stan but after Marvel, some his story ideas were WTF..example: Stripperella!?

Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonJanuary 13, 2012 6:07 PM

Ugh. Right. There are many other instances too, yes.