THR to honor Stan Lee

Veteran to receive Comic Book Icon Award

"Spider-Man" and "X-Men" creator Stan Lee is getting the superhero treatment, with The Hollywood Reporter honoring the legend with its Comic Book Icon Award.

The honor, which celebrates Lee's five-decade role in the emergence of comic books as the driving force behind studio blockbusters, will be given in conjunction with THR's Comic-Con special issue and cocktail reception on July 23 in San Diego.

"Stan Lee is the master of the genre and that genre has now become the mainstream," THR editor Elizabeth Guider said. "We're excited to honor that kind of creative influence."

Famous for co-creating some of the most enduring comics heroes in history (Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, to name a few), Lee, 86, is still actively developing characters and story lines.

His latest project, a digital comic book titled "Time Jumper" that he created for Disney, will be unveiled at Comic-Con.
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