POW!’s Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Attend 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
Iconic Creator, Personality Joins Celebrities, Superstar Artists August 9-12 at the Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, and current Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, today announced that he will make a special appearance at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 9-12, 2012, at the Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center. Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will be on site all four days to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Special VIP packages are available.
Lee, recognized as the creative force that brought Marvel Entertainment, LLC to the forefront of the comic publishing industry, is the co-creator of Spider-Man*, The Incredible Hulk*, X-Men*, The Fantastic Four*, Iron Man*, Daredevil*, Silver Surfer*, Dr. Strange* as well as hundreds of others characters and currently serves as the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel.
In 2001, Lee co-founded POW! Entertainment, where he currently serves as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Most recently, the company partnered with Michael Eisner’s Vuguru to produce original digital content and also announced two projects with 1821 Comics: Stan Lee’s Kid Universe, a partnership to produce content for young fans, and a graphic novel entitled Romeo and Juliet: The War, a reimagining of the classic tale 200 years in the future. Additionally, POW! is developing 2 live action shows and their first non-American superhero in order to provide a number of new superheroes across various platforms for a new generation of fans.
“Stan Lee is responsible for so many of the iconic characters who have shaped comic books and films for decades, and we are extremely honored and thrilled that he will be attending Chicago Comic Con next month,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World Board of Directors member. “Fans in Louisiana and throughout the Southeast will be excited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet this legendary figure.”
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