X-Men & Fantastic Four Return To Marvel Art With Stan Lee


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A new piece of Marvel art showcases both the Fantastic Four and X-Men, characters that have been pretty much absent from Marvel Comics for the past few years.

Long story short, Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter is said to have cancelled X-Men and Fantastic Four comics due to a dispute with Fox Studios who owns the film rights to the characters. Perlmutter is said to be responsible for the death of Wolverine and the cancellation of the Fantastic Four comics, in addition to ordering the characters off from any marketing and promo materials.

Now things appear to have changed as the characters grace the following Hero Initiative poster for the upcoming Cup O’ Joe Stan Lee and Joe Quesada event, which will also feature Kevin Smith.

Of course not having the Fantastic Four or X-Men involved with a special Stan Lee event would be pretty odd, but at least it’s a start.

Marvel Comics is also bringing back some of the characters in their upcoming Generations event/promotion. 

You can find full details on the Stan Lee event below.

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Stan Lee and Joe Quesada meet for a “Cup o’ Joe” for the Hero Initiative in Beverly Hills!

Added Monday April 10: Film writer/director Kevin Smith will be a Special Guest at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan Lee” and will introduce the event live from the stage!

Two of the mainstays of the mighty Marvel Universe are meeting for a “Cup o’ Joe”—and you can tag along!


Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, will have a special chat to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need! Tickets are on sale NOW at EventBrite.

WHO: Stan Lee and Joe Quesada!

WHAT: Cup o’ Joe, Joe Quesada’s freewheeling Marvel chat, WITH Marvel Universe

Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, Stan Lee!

WHY: Because it’s a GREAT event that benefits a GREAT charity!

WHERE: The Paley Center, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. MASSIVE ramp parking right across the street!

WHEN: Friday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Have a great time, and hit lunch after!

A mere 125 tickets for this limited and prestigious event are available at $125 each. All ticket holders will ALSO get a commemorative print created specifically for the event TRIPLE-signed by Stan, Joe, and artist Mike Mayhew! And there’s even MORE:

One winner of a special eBay auction will get to be Stan’s “Sidekick” for the event! Meet Stan before the show, get a picture, walk over to the venue, AND get front-and-center seating for the event!

And you’ve worked up an appetite, right? The winner of a second auction will be Joe’s lunch date after the event! You’ll get guaranteed front-and-center seating for Cup o’ Joe, and a private lunch with Joe Quesada after!

Tickets are extremely limited, so hop on this NOW! You’ll hear fascinating tales of Stan’s life and times and the current Marvel Universe in a small, intimate gathering at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”!

Art attached: Mike Mayhew art for “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $950,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.