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In early 2011, Syfy had a choice between two different shows about people with superpowers. As we all know, they ended up choosing "Alphas," but they still aired the pilot for the other one. The pilot episode of "Three Inches" premiered last Thursday night with no advertising or announcement. There won't be any more, but this is an interesting glimpse at what could have been. Would you want to see this developed into a full series? Do you think it would have been better than "Alphas?"
Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and more, turned 89 years old today. Lee first broke into comics in 1939 after graduating high school at age 16. His uncle helped him become an assistant at Timely Comics, which would later become Marvel. His first writing to appear in a comic book was a text filler page in "Captain America" issue #3. Since then he has helped create numerous beloved characters, helped reform the Comics Code, and challenged conventional ideas of what a superhero could be. Happy birthday, Stan. Excelsior!