The video above shows Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee in 1966, talking about the new Captain America animated cartoon. Bald and mustache-less, he looks a bit bland for the era. Cut to 1977 and he's got a toupee and mustache that would put him in front of the line for Hef's Grotto. The interesting thing is that in both videos he says the same thing — Marvel comics are successful because they are about ordinary people who've been given superpowers. It's a good approach, and one that seems to be absent from most movies featuring Marvel superheroes.
The X-Men character Dazzler is a singer who can convert sound into light. She was originally created as part of collaboration between Marvel and Casablanca Records, with the goal of doing a cross-media promotion resulting in album sales and a movie or animated series. None of this happened, of course, but she ultimately became a… READ THE REST
True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee is a brand new biography from author Abraham Riesman about the life of Stan Lee, with all its complications. Riesman conducted more than 150 interviews and sifted through thousands of pages of private documents—legal paperwork, family voicemails, and more—to paint a much more nuanced portrait of… READ THE REST
NORAD, the six-decade-old North American defense pact, has launched a new initiative called the Strategic Homeland Integrated Ecosystem for Layered Defense—also known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Beyond the acronym, this S.H.I.E.L.D. has absolutely nothing to do with the Nick Fury-led espionage agency from the Marvel Universe, which has alternately stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage and Law-Enforcement… READ THE REST
For any sales-driven team, turning leads into closed deals is the name of the game. To satisfy your clients and drive more business, you've got to be fast, functional, and always improving your proposals. It also helps if you have the right tools to show you what's working and what isn't. Sizle Pro Presentation &… READ THE REST
What do hangnails, spoiled milk, and overbearing mother-in-laws all have in common? None of them are half as annoying as a failing Wi-Fi signal that cuts your online streaming session short right in the middle of an important scene. Nobody deserves weak Wi-Fi in their own home, whether you're listening to music, streaming content, or… READ THE REST
Before we had access to drones, aerial videography and photography were really left to the professionals, or at least those who could afford the right equipment. But with superior tools, like the Phantom DJI Drone, taking breathtaking shots is completely possible — as long as you know what you're doing, that is. Whether it's content… READ THE REST