July 26th, 2010
04:12 PM ET
Excelsior! Stan Lee conquers Comic-Con, again
Stan Lee has always been a draw at San Diego Comic-Con, even before Hollywood came calling.
This year, Lee was busier than ever at the age of 87, promoting his new partnership with BOOM! Studios, signing autographs on the convention floor and speaking on a panel following the world premiere of the documentary, "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story."
When Lee was told that there would be a documentary made about him, he said, "I thought they were kidding. When they finally convinced me, I thought, 'Well, it will be a little 12 minute thing.' It's incredible, they've been filming it for over two years."
Lee continues to keep busy with his company, POW! Entertainment, including a motion comic with Disney and several projects in Japan.
The panel on the upcoming trio of Marvel "Avengers" movies was extremely well-received at Comic-Con, and, as usual, Lee will be making appearances in them.
"I have a cameo in 'Thor,' and I haven't done my cameo for 'Captain America' yet," he said. "They're shooting it in England, but they said they'll probably shoot something in L.A. so that I can have a cameo."
Regarding his acting work in previous movies like "Iron Man," he joked, "I'm amazed that there wasn't some award given out."
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lee,kirby, ditko = comics in this hemisphere., not cool
I think they should go ahead and pre-film Stan doing a variety of things: hot dog vendor, janitor, security guard etc so that he can be in all Marvel films for eternity. That would be a nice ode to him I think.
"notcool" I believe you are the most sub-moronic, idiotic, half hearted, uninformed jackhole it has ever been my displeasure to read. Stan Lee is THE first name in comics. It would be like saying that Orville and Wilbur Wright had little to do with aviation and weren't really relevant anymore.....but i wast my keystrokes, you probably don't even realize the parallel.
the first name when i think comics is jery siegel and joe shuster. then i think of bill finger and bob kane. Go read a travesty called one more day if you still think marvel actually cares about stan lee. kthnxbai.
REALLY not cool
You again show your trollhood – by now saying that Jerry (with 2 r's), Joe, Bill and Bob are the people you think of in comics – which are all comic icons – but wait a minute – even before they died – what did they do after creating characters like superman and batman? Didn't they lose their relevence then? Can you see how you are now actually – in essence – calling yourself stupid? Your peanut brain may need some time mulling that over...kthnxbai
I'm glad to see that Stan Lee is still going strong after all these years – I wish him continued success for many, many years to come!
They don't call him Stan "The Man" Lee for nothing, fool!!!
I would willingly lick this mans boots. *drool*
stan lee isnt really that important in comics anymore. and by isnt really, i mean no cares about him at all.
Your name says it all. When people (and I use that word sparingly with you) say such idiotic things about an icon who helped create some of the most significant comic characters of all time and then say "but he hasn't done much lately and therefore he isn't relevant anymore" are just absurd and highly ignorant. I don't know if you are under the age of 12 (which is likely), but if you knew anything about pop culture, not to say anything about comics – you would simply shut your mouth – and hopefully keep it that way.
I'm amazed at your progress. You actually managed to stop drooling and grunting for two mintues and somehow were able to operate a computer.
@vtknight go pick up a marvel comic that has been printed in the last five years and tell me how many say "stan lee presents." marvel dropped that a LONG time ago.
just Not Cool
Yet again your trollin' vacuous mind presents itself...
Stan Lee will ALWAYS be relevent. Even if he goes to a cave in the middle of no where for the rest of his life.
"Why???" says Not Cool troll?
Because almost any idea that anyone comes up with for a super hero in the future is likely in some way shape or form based on one of the heros, stories or ideas he has already had.