Comic Book icon Stan Lee sure does get around for a 93-year-old. The creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Iron Man, and so many others makes frequent appearances at comic conventions across the globe. Over the weekend, he was in Kansas City, Missouri as a featured speaker at Planet Comicon.
Before he was brought on stage, however, Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James welcomed the honored speaker in front of 3,000 fans. In his opening remarks, Mayor James read a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 21st, 2016 to officially be known as Stan Lee Day in the city.
“Whereas Kansas Citians have a profound appreciate for the arts,” the Mayor began his speech “And know that Mr. Lee’s creations and contributions will live forever as inspiration and a reminder for us all to dream ever upward, now therefore I, Sylvester James, the Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, on behalf of the citizens of this great city and the city council do hereby proclaim May 21, 2016 as Stan Lee Day in Kansas City, Missouri.”
Afterwards, Lee congratulated the city on having such a great mayor and then took time to answer fans’ questions. He said the best superpower would be luck. “Because if you were lucky, nothing bad could happen,” he explained. “A villain would shoot at you, the bullet would miss.” Asked whether he believed his work would go down in history like William Shakespeare’s, the ever-witty Lee responded, “Yeah, he was god too.”
Watch video of Mayor James’ announcement a few clips of Lee both on stage at Planet Comiccon and backstage talking to the press about politics and getting a day all to himself (via Kansas City Star).
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