Topic: Comic Book Writers
TODAY'S 'MAIN FEATURE':
It's almost the end of the 2009 year, which means we still have Stan Lee's Birthday to celebrate! Today, December 28th, 2009, is Stan's 87th Birthday! Happy Birthday to You, Stan!
The above photos were taken the last time I saw Stan, which was at the Opening Day of the Ignaural 2009 Long Beach Comic Con.
Stan was the Guest of Honor, who cut the Opening Day Ribbon, but not until after he was also honored by the City of Long Beach by having the Day, October 2nd of 2009, declared 'Stan Lee Day'!
Plus he was also given another 'honor', which was read by Jeph Loeb, who is also pictured above.
It has been my honor to blog about Stan Lee several times during this Blog's "life". Stan was and still is my 'hero', after all these years!
It was his participation in the 'Silver of Age of Comics' that kept me reading and collecting comics during the 1960's into the 1970's, when so many others my age dropped reading them because comics weren't 'cool'. That's a different story today, as it is the twenty-somethings and plus that keep this industry busy by buying comics and graphic novels!
I'm not going to go into Stan's history with comics... heck, it would several blog posts to do just that! Instead I'm just going to post the following link from Wikipedia.org that gives a fair representation of Stan Lee's background and accomplishments. (Click here for the Wikipedia entry'.)
Plus to see what Stan Lee is doing nowadays, check out his web site at POW Entertainment!
Plus, You can be a 'Fan' of Stan's at his Facebook Fan Page like I am!
Suffice to say, if it wasn't for STAN LEE, and his multiple co-creators like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Joe Maneely, etc., I wouldn't have the several websites and this blog to be busy with! For that Stan, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Enjoy Your Special Day, Stan! Let there be many more! 'Nuff Said!
BTW, If YOU are a comics or graphic novel creator, whether writer, penciler, inker, colorist, etc., and would like to possibly see Your work reviewed here in my Blog, please check this following link, where I tell you: "How To Best Submit YOUR Publication For Possible Review!"
AND... Thanks again to all of YOU reading our current and archived blog posts! We do blog usually on a daily basis during the work week on comic book creators, comic book reviews, comic cons, and other pop culture news and events, including some TV shows and theatrical films as they are shown.
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~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com