I went to the Comic-Con in Portland today to see Stan Lee!
I took advantage of the photo-op and the autograph signing, and I gotta say that, as cliché as it is, Stan IS THE MAN! Nice and personable and always with a smile.
His Q&A was fun. He said that Dan Slott is a genius for coming up with the "Superior Spider-Man" concept.
Despite what he is quoted as saying elsewhere, Stan said today that he was never even asked to be in "Guardians of the Galaxy".
He thought that the last Fantastic Four movies would have been classics if they had gotten Doom right.
He told a story about his favorite typewriter, the one that he created and wrote all of these characters on, and how his wife destroyed it in an argument.
Near the end of the Q&A, someone asked him to give everyone in the room a No-Prize, and after having a little fun with it, said, "By the power vested in me, which I gave to myself, I hereby give each and every one of you a No-Prize!"
I am so not worthy.
(Me with the shield, and my nephew with Mjolner.)