Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee honoured by Hollywood
Stan Lee immortalized his hands and feet into cement at TCL Chinese Theater Hollywood, his Marvel superheroes have dominated popular culture for half a century.
Spider-man, The Hulk, Iron man, Captain America and Thor are few of his marvelous creations. He joked that “ he would have asked for a raise” if he’d known how good he was.
“I’ve been the luckiest man in the world because I’ve had friends. And to have the right friends is everything — people you can depend on, people who tell you the truth if you ask for something,” he said.
Joan who remained his wife for nearly 70 years was given an emotional tribute as she died less than 2 weeks ago at the age of 93.
Lee was honored as a Disney legend during D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday, Where he received a standing ovation while he delivered a rousing speech.
Born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922 in New York, he began his career in 1939 as an assistant at Timely Comics with such duties as getting lunch, filling inkwells and proofreading. His first published work was as a text filler for Captain America No. 3, published in 1941.
He wrote under the name Stan Lee, which would later become his legal name, revealing in his autobiography that he intended to save his given name for more literary work.
Lee was named interim editor of Timely Comics in 1941. He became editor-in-chief for what would evolve into Marvel Comics in 1961, and was named publisher in 1972.
More than two million of Lee’s comic books have been published in 75 nations and in 25 languages, and he is responsible for creating or co-creating 90 percent of Marvel Comics’ characters. They have been featured in 24 animated television series and numerous live-action movies.