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3/19/2006

 
BOOKS WITH A PUNCH

American Comic Legend, Canadian Music Personality
Discuss 'Super-Hero Reading'

March 17th, 2006
Toronto -- "The best movies in the world started out
as words on a page" exclaims Hollywood comic icon Stan
Lee in a new radio PSA with Canadian music personality
Raoul Juneja (a.k.a. Deejay Ra), recorded as a
spin-off to Juneja's acclaimed 'Hip-Hop Literacy'
campaign.

In addition to helping create many of the world's
beloved comic characters such as 'The Incredible Hulk'
and 'Wolverine', Lee has often been praised for
incorporating issues of education and
multi-culturalism into his comic storylines.

In 1971, Lee also helped amend the US Comics Code to
begin addressing previously banned comic storylines
such as drug use amongst students, in the hopes Lee's
most popular character 'Spider-Man' could inspire
dialogue between millions of youth readers and their
parents about relevant safety and social issues of the
time.

No stranger to the silver screen, numerous Stan Lee
comic storylines have even been adapted into
chart-topping feature films. Hollywood heavyweights
who have starred as cinema versions of Lee's
characters include Wesley Snipes in "Blade", Halle
Berry in "X-Men", Kirsten Dunst in "Spider-Man", Eric
Bana in "The Hulk", and most recently Jessica Alba in
"The Fantastic Four".

Following a cameo appearance in award-winning director
Kevin Smith's 1995 "Mallrats" comedy, Lee was also
interviewed by Smith for their "Stan Lee's Mutants,
Monsters & Marvels" 2002 documentary. Lee published
his autobiography "Excelsior!" the same year.

Juneja's 'Hip-Hop Literacy' campaign was launched
early 2004 with the support of "Get Shorty" author
Elmore Leonard. Additional radio PSAs of Juneja's
feature "Kill Bill" actor Michael Madsen, "Ali" actor
Giancarlo Esposito, and rapper actor Sticky Fingaz
among others, encouraging movie and music themed books
to students uninterested in reading as alternative
literacy developing methods.

For more about Stan Lee visit his PowEntertainment.com
web site. And be sure to check out Deejay Ra's new
'special edition' web site at:

http://www.lyricalknockout.com/




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