Comicbook legend honored by industry
On Tuesday night, Netflix, Variety and POW! Entertainment came together to honor comicbook legend Stan Lee for receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
At the party, tucked in the back room of Wolfgang’s in Beverly Hills, Lee told the aud what a typical day in his life is like, which is “probably the dullest life you’ll ever know,” he said. Lee complained that compared to the sprawling land he used to have in Long Island, where he kept Dobermans and German shepherds, his half-acre in L.A. is less accommodating. “We have one Yorkie, one terrier and three Chihuahuas,” Lee said. “I think I’ve been emasculated.”
“I still have a stack of comicbooks in my house,” said Variety’s Steven Gaydos. He said he’s never afraid to let Lee see his collection, which dates back to the 1950s, because Lee “kind of dismisses those as the later works.”
Lee was joined by old friends, like Lou Ferrigno of “Hulk” fame, and new collaborators, like rocker Yoshiki, who’s developing a project with the comic king, and fans, like “Robot Chicken” showrunner Seth Green, who showed up just because he likes Lee’s comics.
The party at Wolfgang’s came a day after Lee’s big night at the Staples Center, where he and the National Hockey League celebrated “The Guardian Project,” a group of 30 superheroes, each based on an NHL franchise. – — Michael Sullivan