LOS ANGELES (AP) – An Army bug played worrying taps at Stan Lee's Hollywood souvenir, and military pipes put “Grace brilliant” into the air.
Another group was his own impecacable uniform standing around respectfully: Lee fans were dressed as Black Panther, Wolverine and other members of the X-Men and Avengers.
Perhaps it was a great sight at the TCL Chinese Theater on Wednesday night that he couldn't get a great insight into Lee's life, a World War II veteran who wanted to be a real writer and took a job that ugly in comic books, the master behind Marvel Comics and co-creator become some of the most famous and lucrative characters in the last century.
“He was a man who spent his life dreaming of writing the great American novel, and he didn't realize that he was doing it, again and again,” said the host of the night, film writer Kevin Smith, a friend of the audience. Lee followers. “The world didn't need other Cold Blood. 'He needed Spider-Man.'
On a night of more interest than tears, hundreds of Marvel fans stood up and paid tribute to Lee's colleagues, co-creators and friends outside the Hollywood Boulevard theater where his hand and feet were in cement in a similar ceremony. 18 months previously. Lee died in December at the age of 95.
“Sometimes when I am sad or upset I would like to think about Stan Lee and this wonderful universe he has created,” said Lee Lee fans, Suarez, who was celebrating his 14th birthday. “His soul lives in all of us, in every comedy and film he puts his life into.” T
Tom DeSanto, who was the “X-Men” producer among Lee's first great characters, said that Lee had a global surprise.
“I have seen children as“ Spider-Man in Beijing, Boston and Barcelona, ”DeSanto said.
Throughout the street there was a billboard announcing that a film started with Lee's characters, “Black Panther,” named for six Academy Awards.
“That is a win,” said Smith. “It's brilliant because of a very productive life.” T
Smith asked Lee “one of the best people ever to walk the world,” laying the tone for a night when no one could do a back worship. Speakers and panels would compare Lee and the Pope, Jesus, and shining sunshine.
Lee's friend, Mark Hamill, often worked with him, voicing on Marvel's animation projects, among the few who said Lee was at fault.
“It wasn't always nice,” said Hamill in a panel discussion. “It gave you shots. It may be cautious. ”
Chris Miller and Phil Lord, producers of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” also named for Oscar, who spoke about Lee's meeting when he was very old but still interfering with energy and ideas.
“There were thousands of them,” said the Lord. “He was a compulsory creator.”
Actor Laurence Fishburne, who appeared in Marvel's “Ant-Man and the Wasp” last year, described the thrill of spending 12 cent to buy Lee's comic book when he was a child in Brooklyn. , New York.
“He opened my eyes that you could be more than your environment says,” Fishburne said.
The night was often seen by comedian Bill Maher, who took Lee's show on his talk last week which reads comic books as adults. A large screen graph at one point thanked him for bringing the comic fans together.
The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, gave Lee a post-mortem key in the city, holding Lee ior Excelsior!
Many suggestions were included at night for artists who worked with people who are often not accredited, including Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, and so much praise for Lee's wife and partner Joan. died in 2017.
The appearance of the child and heir, daughter of J.C. was rare. Lee, walking fast along the red carpet and shouting with fans and reporters.
One of the actors who played members of the Avengers had great power on the night, but made up the number of executives, actors and artists Lee worked with.
On screen inside the theater where Lee Marvel's cameos came from speakers, video prizes came from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, William Shatner, and actor “Luke Cage” Mike Colter.
Almost everyone who spoke their opinions best spoke Lee's gravel voice and the north-east flavor. It may have been Hamill's favorite thing when he reiterated what Lee said when asked how he stayed so young in the age.
“Well Mark,” said Hamill-as-Lee, “I like to get up in the morning and be very hard all day.”
AP Entertainment Maker Andrew Dalton continued at https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .
This story corrects Mark Hamill's last name spelling.
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