G33K Out: Extraordinary: Stan Lee Red Carpet

{Header photo is by Jeff Lewis.}

Note: this article was also published on Contents May Vary.

Episode 25: Extraordinary: Stan Lee Red Carpet

I was a fan of Stan Lee before I was aware of who Stan Lee was.

Like many others of my age, my first introduction to anything Marvel was the appearance of Spider-Man in The Electric Company. However, I graduated to reading the comic strip that appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I still remember how floored I was when he told MJ his secret identity: that just wasn’t something that was done in superhero stories.

However, while I was aware of him as a creator, I never got too into comics for a variety of reasons. So, it wasn’t really until the Marvel Cinematic Universe got going that I started realizing just how much of an impact Lee had on the industry.

On August 22, in partnership with the online fundraising platform Omaze and Make-a-Wish, there was a live tribute to him. Hosted by Chris Hardwick, Extraordinary: Stan Lee boasted a wide range of celebrities coming out to honor the creator.

I managed to get on the red carpet and get some interviews down with some of them.

Photo by Jeff Lewis.

Basic show notes:

  • Running time is 51 minutes and 45 seconds.
  • The main interviews were recorded on August 22, 2017.
  • I was sharing the red carpet space with one of the ladies from Legion of Leia.
  • The audio of Stan Lee saying “Excelsior” is from this behind the scenes video from the Verticus mobile game.
  • I managed to interview the following:
    • Marv Wolfman, comic book writer;
    • the Screen Junkies / Honest Trailers crew Dan Murrell, Joe Starr, & Andy Signore;
    • Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne, directors of the documentary The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?
    • Michael Uslan, the producer of all the Batman movies and author of The Boy Who Loved Batman;
    • Michael Rooker, there for the Guardians of the Galaxy movies;
    • Peter Shinkoda, Nobu in Marvel’s Daredevil;
    • Pom Klementieff, Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (and soon to be 3 as well as Avengers: Infinity War);
    • Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk;
    • Todd McFarlane, comic writer and McFarlane Toys; and
    • Hal Sparks, actor and all around nice guy.
  • For more information about Stan Lee, visit his official website.
  • Mid-show plug is from Sanjay Nambiar, the writer (and founder) of the Super Amazing Princess Heroes, who I had interviewed in episode 24 at the LA Festival of Books.
  • Theme music is “Schoolyard Haze”, by Jari Pitkanen, available via the Free Music Archive.
  • This podcast is released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike License.
  • Interested in hearing other episodes of G33K Out? Check them out here.

And now, it’s time to geek out.

Created with flickr slideshow. Photos by Angie Fiedler Sutton.

You can see more of Angie’s work and her social media connections over at her website.

Angie Fiedler Sutton

Angie Fiedler Sutton is a writer, photographer, and all-round fangirl geek. She currently lives in Los Angeles, and primarily covers geek culture, entertainment, and the performing arts. She's been published in Den of Geek, Stage Directions, LA Weekly, The Mary Sue, and others. You can see more of her work (and her social media connections) over at her website angiefsutton.com.

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