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Comic Book Hero Stan Lee Honored With Walk of Fame Star

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The 2,428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated yesterday in honor of comic book industry icon Stan Lee, and the crowds turned out to cheer on their hero.

Lee, who just celebrated his 88th birthday on December 28th, is "considered to have exerted more influence over the comic book industry than anyone else in history," says NBC Los Angeles. The man who began his career filling inkwells and fetching lunch at Timely Comics in 1939 "created or co-created 90 percent of Marvel Comics' characters, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, The Avengers, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange."

"On hand to help celebrate [Lee's Walk of Fame star] were Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and POW! Entertainment President Gill Champion, as well as Lee's wife, Joan," reports the Washington Post. Lee took time to sign autographs, crack jokes, and even take Spiderman's famous web-spinning fingers pose.