Remember Angelfire, Geocities, Lycos, Excite and Microsoft FrontPage? If so, Captain Marvel’s official website should bring back some memories. How did they manage to pull this off? Well, the answer is a lot simpler than you think. According to Marvel software engineer Lori Lombert: “We built this in FrontPage and host it Angelfire.” For those who have no idea what this is? Angelfire, founded in 1996, was originally a combination website building and medical transcription service. Eventually the site dropped the transcription service and focused solely on website hosting by offering only paid memberships. Read more to see what the Captain Marvel page looks like and for a link to check it out yourself.
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Stan Lee would have turned 96-years-old today, and Marvel honored the late comic book legend with a Tweet that read: “Happy Birthday, Stan. Thank you for everything.” Despite stepping away from regular duties at Marvel in the 1990s, he teamed up with Peter Paul in 1998 to start a new Internet-based superhero creation, production, and marketing studio, called Stan Lee Media. After that, Lee, Gill Champion, and Arthur Lieberman formed POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment in 2001 to develop film, television and video game properties. Read more for more Stan Lee fan tributes.
Kai-Xiang Zhong, a 24-year-old self-taught artist from Taiwan, first gained fame back in 2013 for the incredible Iron Man sculpture you see above, which earned him the nickname “Tony Stark of Cardboard”. Since then, he’s continued to make incredible life-sized sculptures exclusively out of corrugated cardboard, and his collection now features life-sized animals, mythical creatures, and even “It”‘s Pennywise. Read more to see some of his latest work.
The final installment of the “Avengers” franchise is coming, and it’s officially called “Avengers: Endgame”. The first trailer starts off with Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., adrift in space, before we see Thanos’ armor and the supervillain himself, as Black Widow says that the villain did “exactly what he said he was going to do” — wiping out half of all life on Earth. It’s set to hit theaters on May 3, 2019. Read more for two reactions videos and additional information.
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Billy Butcher, a talented artist from Brazil, paid tribute to the late Stan Lee by illustrating the Marvel co-founder as various superheroes from his own comic book universe. “He was a cartoon storyteller…he became an actor in live-action series, in movies, he became the voice and face of what he created. Marvel characters are a bit more fragile—because they mostly struggle with real life issues, and their issues are always quite personal, and I always found those concepts quite relatable,” said Billy. Read more to see all the Stan Lee comic book covers.
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Stan Lee, former editor-in-chief, publisher, and chairman of Marvel Comics. The godfather who helped co-create the famous Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and so many other superheroes, has died, aged 95. How did it all start? In the 1950s, the first superhero group Lee and artist Jack Kirby created together was the Fantastic Four, which was based on previous Kirby superhero team Challengers of the Unknown published by DC Comics. Read more for a video on Stan Lee before he was famous and additional information.