21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024 Globe Cinema

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024 Globe Cinema

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

USA, 2011: 80 Minutes: Canadian Premiere
Archives 2012
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sun, Apr 22 3:30 PM


At 89 years old, Stan Lee’s name appears on more than one billion comics in 75 nations in 25 languages! Arguably the most recognized name in comics, Stan Lee has co-created over 500 legendary pop culture characters, including Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk.

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee from the early days of his Great Depression era upbringing, through the Marvel age of comics and beyond! The film uncovers original transcripts, illustrations, photographs and stories of Lee’s fascinating journey from his early years to his current company POW! Entertainment. Told through the words of Stan Lee himself, as well as numerous interviews with comic book creators, actors, film producers, family and friends, With Great Power paints a portrait of a man whose creativity knows no bounds. One whose characters have grown from humble beginnings in the pages of Marvel Comics in the early 1960’s to power house properties in all media including film, television, video games, toys, merchandising and beyond!

Slamdance Film Festival 2012
Sedona International Film Festival 2012
Hawaii International Film Festival 2011

press for With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

"... presents the portrait of a man who doesn't know when to quit, and looks like he never will..."
- MTV.com


Documentary / Award at CUFF

80 Minutes


Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, Will Hess

Will Hess, Nikki Frakes, Terry
Dougas, Paris Kasidokostas Latsis

Nicolas Cage, Seth Rogen, Stan
Lee, Roger Corman, Avi Arad,
Dick Ayers




WINNER: Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature - CUFF 2012

Special Jury Prize, Nevada Film Festival 2011
Audience Favorite Best Documentary, Anchorage Int. Film Festival 2011
Youth Jury Award Best Documentary, Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2011

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