Stan Lee is a comic book creator arguably best known for his cameo appearances. In addition to cameos in pretty much every comic book movie, Lee has cameoed in such obscure productions as a Hong Kong Disneyland Iron Man ride safety video, The Wicked + The Divine writer Kieron Gillen’s Instagram page, a lawsuit against the movie Zootopia, a Jack Kirby homage Secret Empire variant cover, and a Spider-Man: Homecoming/NBA Finals commercial, to name just a few recent ones. Lee’s cameos are so famous they’ve even got their own line of Funko Pops! He’s also done a little bit of work in comics that you may have heard about. And next up for Lee is a cameo at ACE Comic Con in Glendale, Arizona from January 13th-15th.
The convention is a part of Gareb and Stephen Shamus‘s newly launched ACE Universe, which aims to “redefine the industry and break the mold of the linear Comic Con business.” One of the innovations promised by ACE Universe is comic cons which are completely livestreamed, with panels broadcast from a “jumbotron” in the center of the con so that everyone in attendance can watch them. Lee will also cameo at a hockey game between the Arizona Coyotes and the Edmonton Oilers Friday night before the con.
The news was revealed in a press release that’s bizarrely focused on Spider-Man, even though Lee co-created most of the characters in the Marvel Universe. “Spider-Man Co-Creator Stan Lee Added To Star-Studded Lineup Of ACE Comic Con Arizona,” reads the headline, while the body goes on to say:
“Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, world-renowned comic book writer and former publisher of Marvel Comics; has been added to the star-studded lineup for ACE Comic Con Arizona, which will take place Jan. 13-15 at Gila River Arena in Glendale.”
Leaving aside ACE Universe’s complete lack of regard for the proper placement of semicolons, the press release continues:
“Lee is known as the creative force behind Marvel Comics and was a co-creator for numerous popular Marvel characters, including Spider-Man.”
And in a quote from Stephen Shamus:
“Stan Lee is an iconic figure, and having the opportunity to take a Photo Op with his superhero creations come to life – Captain America & Spider-Man (Chris Evans & Tom Holland), will create a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Taking a Photo Op with all three will be a truly historic moment.”
Enough with the Spider-Man! Everyone already knows who Stan Lee is!
Additional guests at the convention include Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Laura Harrier, Jacob Batalon, and multiple unannounced WWE Superstars.