Finally, after 28 years of anticipation, Stan Lee is finally heading to Sydney!
Comics Godfather, Stan ‘The Man’ Lee, is as much of an icon as the comic-book characters he invented.
In collaboration with artists such as Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, Lee created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, the Avengers, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Silver Surfer and countless other characters in the Marvel Comics “universe”. And that’s just the heroes!!!
As a contributor to, and later President and Chairman of Marvel Comics, Lee helped to grow the company from a small sub-publisher into a multimedia powerhouse. He was inducted into The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995; Marvel Legends released a collectible Stan Lee action figure in 2007. He has had a cameo in just about every Marvel film since 2000. His appearances at fan conventions, hosting of reality TV series, and notable TV cameos have earned Lee a cult following of his own. Even now Mr. Lee just launched his latest pop culture offering, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, on ABC3.
Stan “The Man” Lee, aged 91, has chosen Sydney’s Supanova Expo (June 13-15) to host his final tour to Australia in order to keep a 28 year old commitment to Sydney fans after being listed as one of three Guests of Honour for the first and only ‘Australian Comic Book Convention’ held in 1986 at the Sydney Opera House. Back then fans were left wondering, “where’s Stan?”, after he failed to materialise with it coming to light years later that his airline tickets were never purchased to allow for his departure to Sydney. Now though, so many years later, Mr. Lee is giving Sydney and therefore Australian fans one more opportunity for a meet-and-greet before he retires from long-haul convention journeys.
We are Supa-privileged to host the man who innovated the phrase, “With great power comes great responsibility!” and has been responsible for so much joy and creativity over the last 70 odd years. With this Sydney only visit, we hope that interstate fans will join Sydneysiders in welcoming arguably the greatest creator name in comic book history.
At the time of Lee’s visit to Sydney in June, three Marvel flagship films will have been recently released (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past) and a new franchise will have an upcoming release – Guardians of the Galaxy debuts in August. Lee remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, is a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics, and is Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment.
We consider it a great honour that the pop-culture mogul whom fans fondly call “Generalissimo” has nominated our event to say “Excelsior, and ‘Nuff said!”.
We are also Supa-excited to announce that there will be a special Supanova Sydney exclusive Stan Lee Pop Vinyl figure (see below) plus an awesome Adam Hughes print to celebrate the occasion which will be included in premium ticket packages that are being prepared for your consideration. Further limited quantities may also be available separately. Stay tuned for more details on these collectables and how to make one of these Supa-cute Generalissimo’s, and Adam Hughes’ Stan Lee print, your very own! Excelsior!