In case you need another reason to watch tonight’s episode of The Simpsons besides the tribute To Hayao Miyazaki, it features not one, but two (count ‘em) cameos of interest to genre fans. The first cameo is by comic book legend Stan Lee, who’s making his second Simpsons appearance. (The first one was 12 years ago!) The second cameo is none other than science fiction’s lovable curmudgeon, Harlan Ellison.
Here’s a sneak peek at their cameos as well as some behind-the-scenes interview footage.
On April 27–29, EPIX will be hosting Marvel Heroes Weekend – a marathon of superhero movies including Iron Man 2, Thor, the world television premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger and the EPIX Original Documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.
Hosted by legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, the marathon also includes EPIX Extra: Mighty Movie Superheroes, examining the origins and fan following of the mighty team. The weekend celebration of Marvel’s famed superheroes and their creator features the movies that have led up to the highly anticipated theatrical release of The Avengers on May 4.
Trailer for With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story follow…
The online comic Stan Lee’s Time Jumpers “blends old-fashioned storytelling with technology that extends well beyond dialog and thought bubbles. In its digital form, it’ll include music, voices and fast-paced story-boards.” [via Axiom’s Edge]