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Disney nixed Stan Lee's original 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for being too vulgar

Disney nixed Stan Lee's original 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for being too vulgar

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Stan Lee's original cameo in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" was dubbed so racy by Disney it was completely cut and replaced with a scene of Lee flirting
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Marvel moves forward with 'Doctor Strange' adaptation

Marvel moves forward with 'Doctor Strange' adaptation

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) --"Sinister" director Scott Derrickson is in negotiations with Marvel to direct an adaptation of "Doctor Strange."
Annie Martin
'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer: Marvel's wacky space adventure fires up social media

'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer: Marvel's wacky space adventure fires up social media

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Chris Pratt introduced the debut trailer Tuesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Kate Stanton

Kentucky state lawmaker accidentally discharges gun in office

FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The accidental discharge of a gun in a Kentucky lawmaker's office in Frankfort sparked debate about whether guns should be restricted on Capitol grounds.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.
By United Press International
'Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle' to air on PBS Oct. 15

'Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle' to air on PBS Oct. 15

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Liev Schreiber serves as host and narrator of "Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle," a documentary to premiere Oct. 15, PBS announced.

Detroiters flock to Motor City Comic Con

NOVI, Mich., May 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Motor City Comic Con said the crowd count at the three-day event that ended Sunday in suburban Detroit likely topped 30,000.

Injured Canada goose captured in real-life wild goose chase

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 14 (UPI) -- Animal control officers and firefighters in Fort Worth, Texas, said they caught up with an injured Canada goose after a real-life wild goose chase.
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Stan Lee creates Chinese superhero for the big screen

Stan Lee creates Chinese superhero for the big screen

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Film and television producer Barry Josephson is producing "Annihilator," a film featuring a Chinese superhero character created by comic-book icon Stan Lee.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

Director-producer Mel Stuart dead at 83

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Mel Stuart, who directed or produced more than 180 films, including "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," died of cancer at his home in Westwood, Calif.

Artist Moebius dies at 73

PARIS, March 11 (UPI) -- French cartoonist Jean Giraud, who signed his fantasy and sci-fi artwork Moebius, has died from cancer, his publishing house said in a statement.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.
By United Press International

Producers guild nominates five for Best Documentary

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America said Friday "Project Nim," "Senna" and "The Union" are among the nominees for its Best Documentary prize.
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President George W. Bush (R) laughs as he prepares to presents the 2008 National Medals of Arts to comic book writer Stan Lee during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House on November 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Stan Lee (born December 28, 1922) is an American comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry's censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, and forced it to reform its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

He was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995.

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