COMIC BOOK HERO STAN LEE TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHO: Stan Lee
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Gill Champion, President and COO at POW!
McFarlane, creator of Spawn and founder of McFarlane Toys
WHAT: 2,428th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures
WHERE: 7072 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Live Nation Building
WHEN: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
Stan Lee was born December 28, 1922 in New York City. He began his career as an assistant at Timely Comics in 1939, getting lunch, filling inkwells, proofreading, etc. Two years later, he was named interim editor at Timely after editor Joe Simon and his creative partner Jack Kirby left.
Known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan Lee’s famous co-creations include Spider-Man,
Without question, Stan ‘the Man’ Lee has exerted more influence over the comic book industry than anyone in history. He created or co-created 90 percent of Marvel’s recognized characters, which have been successfully licensed and marketed since 1965. The numbers are staggering — more than 2 billion of his comic books have been published in 75 countries and in 25 languages. In Europe alone, Stan Lee’s name appears on more than 35 million comics annually.
In 1981 Stan Lee transformed his Spider-Man and Hulk creations into Saturday morning and syndicated television cartoons. When Marvel Comics and Marvel Productions were acquired by New World
Stan Lee’s admirers are not limited to the younger generation — his avowed fans include Presidents (
Now, as he enters the 21st Century, Stan Lee is broadening his horizons with his new company, “POW!
a) Boom! Studios – “Solider Zero”, “Traveler”, “Starborn”
b) Archie Comics/ A Squared
c) 1821 Comics – Coffee table book – “Romeo and Juliet: The War”
d) “Ultimo” – published by Viz Media in Japan (in Shonen Jump) and the US
e) “Heroman” – published in Japan and also appears on Japanese TV (Bones and Wowmax)
a) The Guardian Project with the
b) “Kid Fitness”
c) “The Seekers” comic series in partnership with MTV Geek
d) “Libra Scale” – a comic strip written to complement R&B star Ne-Yo’s upcoming album
e) Working on live action rock opera-style musical – “Yin and Yang: The Battle of Tao”
a) Seven screenplays in various stages of development including POW!
a) Three TV series in various stages of development
5) Also, 10-15 other projects in various stage of development
ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net
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