CNN reports that Stan Lee will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, January 4th. It just happens to be a week after his 88th birthday.
The star is in recognition of the fact that characters he created or wrote for Marvel Comics have become big film and television success stories.
“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.”
The article quotes him as saying that Spider-Man is is favorite creation:
“Because he’s the most popular and he’s known and loved worldwide. But I really loved them all—and whichever one I was writing at the moment, that was my favorite.”
Regarding the long-term prospects of the Marvel superheroes he said:
“If people take the care with them that they have taken up to now, there’s no reason why these things couldn’t last as long as any legendary fictional characters.”
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