Stan Lee, right, with RECOiL writer/director/actor and Brian DiMaio, left. DiMaio was a fixture in the offices of Stan Lee for more than a decade starting in the mid 1950s. DiMaio read hundreds of comics for the Comics Code Authority. Years later it would be discovered that DiMaio never worked for the CCA. He just wanted to read comics before they came out and for free.
Los Angeles—Comic book creator and writer Stan Lee, famed for creating such Marvel superhero mainstays as “The Incredible Hulk,” “Spider-Man” and “The X-Men,” died Monday. He was 95.
Lee was known for making cameos in the films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in such classics as “Iron Man,” “The Avengers,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “RECOiL” and “Spider-Man.”
He also appeared on the small screen in TV shows like “Chuck,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Entourage.”
Lee served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in July 2017. He is survived by his daughter, J.C.
Who makes a better Black Widow? Scarlett Johansson, left, who was originally cast, or Eliza Dushku, right, who is depicted in this crude mock-up of what she would look like in the Black Widow costume? High school nerds Colin Cortes and Austin Waddell resorted to fisticuffs in attempt to resolve the issue.
Champaign, IL—Two Centennial High School seniors were arrested on their first day of the school year after starting a fight in the school cafeteria while discussing the summer blockbuster “Avengers.”
Colin Cortes and Austin Waddell, both 18, were arrested after Cortes assaulted Waddell with a cafeteria lunch tray, and Waddell attempted to punch Cortes “possibly somewhere near his ear,” according to the police report.
“It would have been funny, if it weren’t so sad,” said senior Jessica Beres. “Seeing these two geeks trying to hit each other. I think my friend Debbie got a good video of it with her phone. Check YouTube later.”
The situation had apparently been a tense one for years, according to the police report, ever since the second “Iron Man” film where Scarlett Johansson played the comic book character “Black Widow.” Cortes and Waddell had gotten into heated arguments often since then about “the controversial choice” of Johansson for the role.