Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a hand and footprint ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Marvel legend, who created Spider Man, Hulk, the Fantastic Four, X-Men and Black Panther, took the opportunity to pay tribute to his wife of 69 years, less than a fortnight after her death.
The 94-year old comic book writer and editor, who has voiced that his wife was a massive influence on his writings, said: “I’ve been the luckiest man in the world because I’ve had friends and to have the right friends is everything. I’ve been lucky to have a wonderful wife.”
Stan Lee was also joined at the event by Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. Stan Lee created the Black Panther character in 1966 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the US.
Chadwick Boseman, who plays T’Challa aka Black Panther in the forthcoming Marvel movie, described Stan Lee’s creation of the Black Panther character as “beyond civil rights, it’s black empowerment”.
He added: “Stan Lee, what you have done is godly to a certain extent.”
Black Panther follows T’Challa, who after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. The movie is set for release next year.
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