Stan Lee made what has been billed has his final appearance at C2E2 in Chicago. After appearing in panels on Saturday, posing for photos, and taking autographs with the fans, Lee had one more card up his sleeve.
On Saturday, Lee participated in a joint panel with Frank Miller on the Mainstage and later did an interview on the Live Stage.
In the closing hours of C2E2, Lee did a surprise signing at the Marvel Entertainment booth. While I had the opportunity to meet Lee for less than five seconds at my photo opportunity, I missed out on having the chance to have anything signed. At his costs, it’s pretty much buy a photo op or get something signed. I chose the photo as that memory will last me a lifetime.
Lee co-created some of the biggest names in comic book history: Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Strange, Thor, etc. The list goes on and on. Lee has made nearly 30 cameos with three more film appearances scheduled to be released. He appeared in the extended short film, Deadpool: No Good Deed, seen on YouTube as it was cut from the theatrical version.
Before wrapping up his appearance at C2E2, Lee addressed the crowd at the Marvel booth.
Lee: “Wherever Marvel goes, I’ll be there! Thank you all. You’re the greatest. I almost forgot but I just remembered now. I know you wouldn’t want me to leave without it: EXCELSIOR!”
Lee turned 94 years old at the end of 2016. After canceling two convention appearances in March, many of us truly feared the worst would happen but Lee bounced back from his bout with the flu.
Thank you, Stan!