Stan Lee Gets Superhero Worship at Memorial

Created: January 31, 2019 12:28 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - At a Hollywood memorial, Stan Lee was called a mythmaker and a dream dad. He was compared to the pope, Jesus and the burning sun.

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This was no night to hold back for the friends, co-creators and super-fans of the Marvel Comics mastermind who died last month at age 95.

Lee-lovers like filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor Mark Hammill told tales of their hero worship Wednesday at the TCL Chinese Theatre next the hand and footprints of Lee, whose characters included Spider-Man and Wolverine.

A U.S. Army trumpeter and bagpipers played songs of mourning for Lee, a World War II veteran, surrounded by Lee fans in their own impeccable uniforms - dressed as X-Men and Avengers.

Inside the theater, entertainers told stories of reading Lee's comics as children then getting to work with him later in life.

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