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"Stan's Soapbox" collection to be published by the Hero Initiative

Official Press Release

Stan's Soapbox cover

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The wit and wisdom of the caliph of comics is on display for all to see in one mighty volume!

For the first time ever, ALL of Stan Lee's groundbreaking, legendary "Stan's Soapbox" columns from 1967 to 1980 are collected in one edition, published by The Hero Initiative. Stan's Soapbox: The Collection will be available in both comic stores and bookstores everywhere in November, 2008.

The Soapbox columns will even be presented in a historical context, so you can immerse yourself in the flavor of the day, and get a sense what was happening right outside Stan's window when he penned 'em. Some are poignant, some informative, some touching, and some funny. But they're all memorable! In addition, a bountiful bevy of celebs also write about their most memorable columns, including:

"Wow! What a kick it is for me to see all my old Soapbox columns printed in one great volume!," said Stan Lee. "Reading them now is like taking a trip back through the history of Marvel in those great ol' days when the fans and I would rap about how our batty Bullpen was exploding with new heroes, new villains and more far-out, fun-filled, fantastic new ideas than you could shake a radioactive spider at! And, best of all, every Stan's Soapbox book sold means more money for the great Hero Initiative cause. No wonder I'm so proud of this book and the cause that it serves! Heck, I might even buy two copies!"

Coming in at an amazing 144 pages, this full color trade paperback will retail for $14.99.

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 yesterdays' 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. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org

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