This morning, a week after his 88th birthday, legendary creator Stan Lee will be honored with the 2,428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lee, who began his comics career more than 70 years ago as an assistant at Timely Comics, remains busy with a full slate of projects, from the three-book retelling Romeo and Juliet: The War and the Las Vegas casino show The Yin and Yang Battle of Tao to comics collaborations with Archie Comics and BOOM! Studios and the National Hockey League’s “Guardian Project.”
“I’m pretty proud of the fact that some of the stories I wrote so many years ago are still being read and hopefully enjoyed by the public and people are making motion pictures based on them, and television series and even a Broadway show,” Lee, whose most famous co-creations include Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man, told CNN (there’s video at the link).
Today’s star ceremony, held at 11:30 a.m. PT at 7072 Hollywood Blvd., will feature Todd McFarlane and POW! Entertainment CEO Gill Champion.