'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.