STAN LEE Celebrates 75 Years With MARVEL, & Gets Roasted On NEW YEARS EVE

Stan Lee & Bob Iger
Credit: Stan Lee

Stan Lee has received a special lifetime achievement award from Disney for reaching the milestone of having worked for Marvel Comics for 75 years. The statue, presented to him by Disney Chairman Bob Iger, features a bronze Spider-Man and Mickey Mouse together. Lee began his career at Marvel in 1939 as an assistant before breaking into actual comics work in the 40s - with a two-year hiatus to serve in the U.S. Army. He pioneered the so-called "Marvel Age," co-creating the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, X-Men, and numerous other major Marvel characters.

Lee may not be so excited when his appearance at Geek Expo's Nerd Year's Eve rolls around, as he'll be celebrating his 94th birthday by getting roasted by the celebrity guests at the Dallas Convention. The roast will be hosted by none other than Brian O'Halloran of Clerks fame. Other celebrity attendees to the roast have not been named. Nerd Year's Eve takes place December 29 through January 1 at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel.

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