Stan Lee is easily one of the most influential and important pop culture figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.
He helped reinvent comics to include heroes with real character flaws. He addressed social and political issues facing America's youth. He championed inclusion with a handicapped crime fighter, Daredevil. He fought racism and bigotry with comics like the X-Men and Black Panther.
We all good and sure Stan Lee is awesome? Great. Because when you've got all that as a claim to fame, and you're still around at 95 years old, you deserve to be thrown a big-ass party.
That's exactly what Chris Hardwick, Lou Ferrigno, David Hasselhoff, Michael Rooker, Alan Tudyk, and many others did for Stan at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills Tuesday night to honor the comic book pioneer and his enormous body of work. We hit the red carpet to ask Marvel stars and friends of Lee what the legend and his work mean to them, as well as their favorite memories.
I recommend following up the video with a moment of contemplative silence as you reflect on how Marvel has impacted your life (not The Defenders or Iron Fist TV shows though).
Nerd much? Check out this video about the "unlimited" movie tickets app before you go to see the next Marvel movie.