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LA City Council Dedicates Stan Lee Day

LOS ANGELES ( — An omnipresent figure in the comic book universe made his latest cameo at Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday to promote the re-branding of his Los Angeles-based comics convention.

The Los Angeles City Council officially dedicated October 28 as Stan Lee Day, which will also be the opening day of his three-day celebration of comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop culture.

He said the honor made him "the luckiest man alive."

Formerly known as "Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo," the event will be renamed "Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con."

The 93-year-old former president of Marvel Comics said "we want to have the most glamorous and sought-after guests possible in the entertainment field, because after all, Los Angeles to me is the home of entertainment -- this is where it all starts."

The former New Yorker, who has lived in Los Angeles for at least the past three decades, said his adoptive city is "the movie capital of the world, the music capital of the world -- everything, it's all here in L.A. and we should have the best convention of all."

The godfather of Marvel comics has helped create Spider-Man, The Avengers and the X-Men, among countless other characters. Lee is also known for making cameos in dozens of Marvel films and TV shows.



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