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Watch every Stan Lee cameo from the Marvel superhero movies -- VIDEO

In the 1960s, Stan Lee had one of the greatest sustained creative runs in American pop culture, co-creating some of the most famous characters in the comic book medium. His post-’60s life has been fraught with retroactive controversy and lawsuits. But Lee lived long enough to see superheroes stage a complete takeover of Hollywood, and was rewarded with a curious kind of cinematic immortality. He has made a cameo in pretty much every single movie based on Marvel Comics characters, except for Ghost Rider, probably because he didn’t create Ghost Rider and probably because he had the good sense not to appear in a movie called Ghost Rider.

Now, YouTuber rogerio16juni1998 has brought together all of Stan the Man’s appearances into one handy video package. Look in awe as Stan Lee dodges various pieces of flying detritus, stares up in awe at various special effects, and says lots of pokey-poke lines like “Superheroes in New York? Gimme a break.” At various points, Stan Lee plays Willie Lumpkin, Larry King, a decorated WWII general, and Stan Lee. But I prefer to think that — Fan Theory! – all of these characters are actually the same person, a time-traveling con man who can impersonate anyone and do absolutely any job. Basically, The Pretender meets Doctor Who. Or, I dunno, maybe he’s The Watcher. Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Peter Parker left for dead in new 'Spider-Man' comic

After 50 years of spinning webs and catching a who’s who of criminals, Peter Parker is out of the hero game.

But Spider-Man is still slinging from building to building — reborn, refreshed and revived with a new sense of the old maxim that Ben Parker taught his then-fledgling nephew that “with great power, comes great responsibility.”

Writer Dan Slott, who’s been penning Spidey adventures for the better part of the last 100 issues for Marvel Entertainment, said the culmination of the story is a new, dramatically different direction for the Steve Ditko and Stan Lee-created hero.

“This is an epic turn,” Slott said. “I’ve been writing Spider-Man for 70-plus issues. Every now and then, you have to shake it up. … The reason Spider-Man is one of the longest running characters is they always find a way to keep it fresh. Something to shake up the mix.”

And in the pages of issue 700, out Wednesday, it’s not just shaken up, it’s turned head over heels, spun in circles, kicked sky high and cracked wide open. READ FULL STORY

Even President Obama is no match for the amazing Spider-Man -- PHOTO

Need more proof that Barack Obama is America’s Cool Dad? Look no further than this photograph, which pictures the Commander-in-Chief getting caught in an imaginary web tossed by a pint-sized Spider-Man — a.k.a. a White House staffer’s son. There’s a lot of good stuff in Time‘s Person of the Year package about Obama, but this photo is probably the piece that will get shared the most — it’s already been liked 13,000 times on Facebook and tweeted nearly 3,000 times. You win again, Spider-Man!

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Disgusted by declining journalistic standards, Clark Kent quits the 'Daily Planet' to start the next Huffington Post

The embattled world of print journalism has lost one of its most respected voices. In this month’s issue of Superman, crime reporter Clark Kent will leave his job at The Daily Planet, after growing more and more disgusted with the once-great newspaper’s slow drift into corporatized mediocrity and sensationalism. Superman writer Scott Lobdell tells USA Today that Clark has a Jerry Maguire moment, standing up in the middle of the Planet offices and complaining that the lofty journalistic standards of yesteryear have faded into an industry built on infotainment directed at the lowest common denominator. “This is really what happens when a 27-year-old guy is behind a desk and he has to take instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren’t really his own,” says Lobdell. READ FULL STORY

'Castle' graphic novel: A five-page preview of Derrick Storm's latest adventure

Derrick Storm is back with an all-new adventure, and EW has a five-page preview!

As Castle fans know, Derrick Storm is the character created by author Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) on the show — it’s the franchise that made Castle a household name (and enabled him to afford his swanky loft).

And while the graphic novel doesn’t feature the illustrated versions of Castle, Beckett and the rest of the gang, Marvel editor Sana Amanat says fans might find Storm has more in common with Castle than we might think. “Derrick Storm is quite similar to Richard Castle: he’s clever, but awkward, silly, but loveable—and ultimately, extremely good at what he does—solving mysteries,” she says. “Clara Strike is the intense CIA agent and complicated love interest, while Carl Storm, Derrick’s father, and sidekicks Rebecca and Sassy, add great comedic moments to the story. The story keeps you intrigued and excited, while the characters keep you glued to the pages. This is as much about the espionage adventure as it is about the dynamic between these characters, which is also what makes the show so special.”

See below to check out these pages from the book, out today.

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'Secret Avengers': EW Exclusive! Learn the roster of Marvel's new top-secret superteam

At this weekend’s New York Comic-Con, Marvel is showing off one of the most intriguing titles of the companywide “Marvel NOW!” initiative: A relaunched Secret Avengers series coming in February 2013, which focuses on S.H.I.E.L.D., the semi-omniscient government agency. S.H.I.E.L.D. is having a bit of a moment right now: It’s the connective tissue for Marvel’s cinematic universe, and ABC is currently producing a Whedon-powered S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. And Secret Avengers puts the agency front and center. “S.H.I.E.L.D. has decided that they want their own Avengers team,” says Nick Spencer, who is writing the series, with Luke Ross handling penciling duties. “But Avengers are loose cannons: They’re independent operators, they don’t have security clearance, they have a history of becoming bad guys.” READ FULL STORY

'Buffy' season 9 spin-off 'Willow': Our favorite witch tries to bring magic back to the world -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 — the spin-off comic book series, overseen by Joss Whedon, that continues the story of his distaff dispatcher of neck-biters — the world is devoid of magic. It’s made life less outrageous for Buffy and her friends — no giant Dawn rampaging through the streets of Tokyo, for example — but for one of the Scoobies, it’s also made life simply less, period.

For Willow, reverting from a righteously powerful witch to just another mortal person has proven so painful, her one goal in life has been to bring magic back to the world. But how? Willow recently finished an arc on the sister comic series Angel & Faith in which the trio ventured into a hell dimension in the pursuit of their own impossible goals. And in this first look at the five-issue Willow miniseries (subtitled “Wonderland” and launching Nov. 21), we get a sense of what’s at stake for Willow’s quest other than the return of her magical mojo.  READ FULL STORY

'Iron Man' #1: New York Comic-Con Exclusive! Seven pages from Marvel's 'Iron Man' relaunch!

As Marvel continues to roll out its new companywide initiative, Marvel NOW!, Kieron Gillen and Greg Land are taking the reins of the relaunched Iron Man series. Just in time for the New York Comic-Con, EW is excited to share with you the cover and seven exclusive pages from Iron Man #1, which includes an extended look at Iron Man’s posh new yellow-and-black armor and an intriguing tease about the direction of the new series. (Put it this way: Between this new comic book and those intriguing concept sketches for next year’s Iron Man 3, all of America might soon be learning how to spell and pronounce “Extremis.”) Click forward to start the preview!

'Deadpool' #1: Exclusive first look at the new Marvel comic!

The cultishly adored Deadpool — a psycho-satirical anti-superhero who speaks in yellow word balloons and has survived decapitation — is getting his own new solo series as part of the Marvel NOW! initiative. The new series starts in November, and marks a collaboration between comedian Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program), writer Gerry Duggan (Attack of the Show! and the Eisner-nominated Infinite Horizon), and artist Tony Moore (the original illustrator of The Walking Dead.) On the eve of the New York Comic-Con, EW is proud to present the cover and the first four pages from Deadpool #1, which includes a rampaging dinosaur, a guest-starring Avenger, and lots of NSFW viscera. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

Green Arrow shooting into superhero fighting game 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK

It could scarcely be a better time to be Green Arrow. The not-quite-top-tier DC Comics hero is enjoying a major career resurgence thanks to the CW’s highly anticipated new series Arrow – featuring the crime-fighting abs of star Stephen Amell — not to mention the nation’s abiding obsession with all things archery.

And now EW can exclusively reveal that the man who by day is known as billionaire Oliver Queen has joined the ranks of warring superheroes in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s upcoming fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Developed by the same team behind the seminal fighter Mortal KombatInjustice pits DC characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Catwoman, Nightwing, Harley Quinn, Cyborg, and Solomon Grundy against each other in a battle royale in vast battlefields that the characters can employ against their enemies. In this exclusive gameplay trailer, it’s clear that Green Arrow will use his arsenal of arrows and wisecracks to pummel the crap out of his comic book compatriots. It would appear Mr. Arrow especially has a bone to pick with the Flash.  READ FULL STORY

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