Mr. Gene Colan

  Our Hearts and Condolences go out to the Gene Colan Family.  He has passed away today at the age of 84.  Mr. Colan was more than a credit to the Industry, co creating characters like Blade and the Falcon.  His long runs on Daredevil, Iron Man (Tales of Suspense) and Tomb of Dracula are cherished by all to this day.  He will be missed but never forgotten. 

Comic Book Hall of Fame Meets Stan Lee Part 2

  On Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Phoenix Comic Con, The CBHOF met Stan Lee! Here's what happened! We traveled incognito so that no one knew we were coming to the show but in retrospect, we did purchase tickets via The CBHOF, so someone had an idea. Right around 11:30am. we got in line. The flow of the line was good. The staff made sure everyone had there tickets for autographs and then the next level of staff made sure you had your stuff out and ready to sign. I stood silently. 12:30pm. Time for Stan Lee.
Now it's my turn. The staffer next to me told me to stand where the (orange)tape is and I do. I found myself in front of a staffer who asked me how many autographs and I handed her 3 things - The Induction Award Design, a rare Marvel Mania poster of Silver Surfer #3 and a blank sheet of high grade paper that will serve as a signature piece for the Production Art of Amazing Spiderman #21. After a quick review of what Mr. Lee is to sign and where, I'm told by the staffer to move down and stand where the floor is marked (there's another staffer waiting in case you get lost or didn't understand.)
I went to that place and found myself about 3 feet away and slightly to his left from Mr. Lee. That didn't matter to me. I then watch as the staffer hands him the Comic Book Hall of Fame Induction Award Design. Moment of truth. For a Brief moment, he paused to look at it. He saw all the signatures. People who had worked for him, inspired by him, people he brought into the business and brotherhood of comics, his friends, his co-workers, his colleagues. People like Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, Micheal Golden, Joe Staton, The Kuberts and so many more. He genuinely smiled and looked up at me. I nodded in a kind of silent acknowledgement of not just the Comic Book Hall of Fame or the sincerity of it but a acknowledgement that he too inspired me! And I realized for the first time, just how many lives this beautiful thing we call comic books has touched and here I am, at that moment, in front of one of the greatest creators, co-creators & writers of our time, not just as a person or a fan but as a representative of the Comic book Hall of Fame. It all had new meaning and I am both proud and more than great full to share it with you.


Roger Rautio
Comic Book Hall of Fame
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And Now, The Biggest News of The Year! Part 1

   And Now,  The Biggest News of the Year!  As of May 28th, 2011 at the Phoenix Comic Con, The Comic Book Hall of Fame Meets 
The One and Only . . . Stan Lee!
*Stay Tuned tomorrow to find out what was said, what was signed and The Other Surprise Comic Book Legend We Spoke with!

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