Stan Lee Puts Handprints and Footprints in Cement at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX Forecourt
Published Jul 18, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Speaking from the stage included Kevin Smith, Clark Gregg, Chadwick Boseman, and more.
Stan Lee became the latest Star to receive the exclusive honor of being cemented in the Iconic Forecourt at the Famous TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (the former Grauman’s Chinese) since 1927. Take a look at the gallery above!
“Stan Lee gave us the heroes that fueled our imagination and aspirations” said Kevin Smith, Filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Comedian and Stan Lee Fan.
”Now, WE, the fans, are coming together to give this permanent monument and tribute to the man that gave us so much.”
Stan Lee, the chief creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics, brought to life some of the world’s most famous heroes and infamous villains, including Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, The Avengers, Loki, and Dr. Doom. His stories featured heroes and villains that were more psychologically complex than had ever been seen previously.
According to his autobiography, Excelsior, “Lee put the human in the superhuman.”
A huge supporter of fandom throughout his career, Lee was immediately drawn to Legion M’s unique model as the first fan-owned entertainment company, and has been supportive since its launch in 2016. Legion M organizing and rallying fans, celebrities, companies and anyone who has been positively impacted by Stan’s creative contributions to pay this heartfelt, historic and overdue tribute to one of the greatest storytellers of our time.
As a producer, writer, editor, publisher, actor, host and executive, and idol to many, Stan ‘the Man’ Lee has exerted his influence over the entire entertainment industry leaving an indelible mark on the comic book industry having created or co-created 90% of Marvel’s most recognized comic characters. These creations have spawned books, films, television series, video games, web series, Broadway shows and more offering a lifeline of box office success to the entertainment industry, toy industry.
D23 Expo: Jack Kirby and Stan Lee Honored as Disney Legends
Published Jul 16, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Jack Kirby and Stan Lee join Carrie FIsher, Mark Hamill, Oprah Winfrey and more as Disney Legends.
Every two years, at the biennial D23 Expo, The Walt Disney Company honors the most remarkable contributors to the Disney legacy, recognizing them as official Disney Legends. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Awards. The first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987. Today Disney proudly announced the names of the nine gifted individuals who will be joining past Disney Legends such as Julie Andrews, George Lucas, Alan Menken, Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Walters and Robin Williams.
Founding fathers of the Marvel Universe Jack Kirby and Stan Lee were honored this past weekend along with the following honorees of this year’s Legends Award: Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.
Pioneering comic creator Jack Kirby, known as “the King,” created new characters who leapt from the page and defined the Marvel comic style. His son, Neal, represented his late father, and said he “didn’t create super heroes or super humans. He created super people.” Neal accepted the Disney Legends Award at the D23 Expo on his father’s behalf. Watch the video above.
Stan Lee was honored for his remarkable accomplishments over his enduring career with a Disney Legends Award at D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Watch Stan accept his Legends Award below.
A visibly moved Stan Lee shared with the crowd how much it meant to him to save up to buy the book The Art of Walt Disney. He explained, “I loved Walt Disney. He was more than a man, he was an inspiration. He was something to reach for, to be like him. To think that today I’m standing here in the house that Disney built, that paid tribute to Jack [Kirby] and all things Disney—it is so thrilling, I can’t tell you.”
For more information about the Disney Legends and D23 Expo, visit D23expo.com.
Opening Day of D23 Expo Was Filled With Amazing Marvel Props, Costumes, and Special Appearances
Published Jul 14, 2017
By Jenn Fujikawa
D23 Expo Day One: Stan Lee, Chadwick Boseman, and more!
Day one of D23 Expo started off strong, full of surprises, announcements, and even an appearance on the con floor by Stan Lee, himself!
All day there were opportunities for fans to enjoy Marvel fandom: whether it was learning about the art of “Thor: Ragnarok” with Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor & Concept Artist Andy Park or shopping for limited edition items in the Disney Store, there was something for everyone.
The Marvel booth had a full display of costumes and props for “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther.” Lucky fans caught a glimpse of Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler as they stopped by the booth for a signing and to meet with fans.
During the afternoon our very own Disney Legend Stan Lee served as Grand Marshall of the Ultimate Fan Street Party, along with fellow newly inducted Disney Legend, Mark Hamill.
The day was filled with Marvel news and excitement and that was only day one! Follow along on @marvel on twitter to catch up to date D23 Expo news throughout the weekend!
'The Man' will be honored this year at the D23 Expo!
This July, Stan Lee will be honored for his remarkable creative achievements as a Disney Legend in a ceremony to be held at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, the Disney Legends Award ceremony will take place at 10 AM on Friday, July 14, in Hall D23 during D23 Expo.
Stan Lee got a job as an office assistant at a comic publisher in 1939 called Timely Comics—forerunner of the powerhouse we all know as Marvel. Stan made his debut with a Captain America story in 1941, and by the next year, at the age of just 18, he was promoted to editor. In 1961, Stan teamed up with Jack “King” Kirby to create the Fantastic Four and ushered in a spectacular new age of comics. Stan co-created an enormous roster of Marvel characters, including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the X-Men, Daredevil, and Falcon. He became Marvel’s editorial director and publisher in 1972, and eventually was named chairman emeritus, the title he currently still holds.
Other honorees of this year’s Legends Award are Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Jack Kirby, Garry Marshall, Julie Taymor, and Oprah Winfrey.
Please join us as we honor Stan Lee as he is inducted as a prestigious Disney Legend at the 2017 D23 Expo. For more information about the Disney Legend inductees, please visit D23.com.
The Marvel legend kicks off his own subscription service!
These days, Stan Lee cameos have taken on a life of their own. It almost feels like you can’t call it a Marvel movie if it doesn’t have a clever one-liner from “The Man” himself. Soon, we’ll see the cameos extending beyond the movies and into the world of comics.
We’re talking about the upcoming launch of the Stan Lee Comicbook Box. Subscribers will get four comics every month, each with an exclusive variant cover featuring a Stan Lee cameo. The comics will include a combination of both old and new issues—and who wouldn’t want to score an old-school favorite with a brand new cover?
But wait, there’s more! Some of the items will come signed by Stan, as well. In addition, at $19.95 per month, it’s affordable too.
“Based on the unique data we received from our original Stan Lee Box subscribers, launching this secondary comicbook box subscription program was an obvious next step,” says Jeff Cherkassky, CEO of Box Boulevard. “We are immediately opening this program to 31 different countries, and will be partnering with many different comic book publishers to deliver collectors and Stan Lee super fans around the world a unique and incredible experience.”
Stan chimed in himself, as well, saying, “I am so excited to announce my new monthly comicbook box program for true believers. Our team will be working with many of my favorite publishers to deliver an exclusive comic book experience to doorsteps every month, and I am proud to have a cameo on each limited edition variant cover inside all boxes. Keep reading comic books, True Believers. ‘Nuff Said!”
If we’ve piqued your interest—and your heart may be as cold as the frosty climes of Jotunheim if not—you can find out more at comicbookbox.com.