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Press Release: Stan Lee Is Legendary at Phoenix Comicon

4 April 2010 by

Comic Artist Stan Lee to Attend Phoenix Comicon

March 31st 2010: Stan Lee, the co-creator of many of America’s favorite comic book heroes, including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, and the Hulk, will be attending this year’s Phoenix Comicon, May 27-30th.

“This is why we are the signature pop-culture event of the southwest,” said Matt Solberg, Phoenix Comicon Convention Director, “Our attendees get to meet the best of the best.”

Lee’s amazing career began with Marvel Comics before the publishing company was even called “Marvel.” From a very young age, Lee showed a knack for the comics industry, becoming an editor at 18-years-old in 1941. It wasn’t until the late 1950’s, however that Lee’s true genius showed through. At that time DC Comics, Marvel’s main competition, was seeing significant success with superheroes. Marvel needed a similar success. Lee was assigned the task. He took a chance and invented heroes that had human problems, from vanity to a bad temper. His first such group of heroes, the Fantastic Four, were amazingly popular and led on to the creation of the Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men, and eventually Marvel’s most successful super hero, Spider-Man.

“Stan is something of a superhero himself,” said Anabel Martinez, Phoenix Comicon Marketing Director, “Where he goes, success follows. Understandably, we’re happy to have him!”

Since then, Lee has become at various times the face of Marvel and its leader. He has appeared in cameo parts in the motion pictures based on his characters, and in celebration of 65 years with the Company, Marvel immortalized Lee in a series of one-shot comics in 2006 where he met many of the superheroes he helped create.

“Pardon me while I just freak out a little,” said Ed Harris, Comics Programming Director for the Phoenix Comicon, “I’m just so excited to meet Stan!”

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the southwest, presenting guests and programming for hobbyists and fans by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.  Entering its ninth year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 10,000+ attendees to its May 27-30, 2010 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency located in downtown Phoenix.

For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com

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