Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Entertainment

Stan Lee cameo proved what Marvel Universe stands for

Stan Lee attends the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" on April 23 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/TNS)
Stan Lee attends the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" on April 23 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press/TNS)

Everything that Stan Lee did was super-sized.

Everything, that is, except the cameo.

Beginning with “X-Men” in 2000, Lee made appearances in each Marvel movie, playing everything from a Hugh Hefner look-alike (“Iron Man”) to a guy whose car gets shrunk in the superpower melee (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”). He usually has a line, and it is usually funny. (“Superheroes in New York?” he says, looking up from an outdoor chess game in “The Avengers.” “Give me a break.”)

Even those members of the audience too young to remember a time when Lee was just a signature on a comic book, or what comic books meant once upon a time, looked forward to those moments.

-Tribune News Service

Loading more