Image by Paul Shipper | via: Legion M

Stan Lee’s life and unparalleled contributions to pop culture will be celebrated at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX later this month. Kevin Smith will host “Excelsior: A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible, & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee” on Wednesday, January 30.

This event will be partially open to the public with a limited amount of tickets being sold. Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Hero Initiative. Tickets will go on sale today, January 9, at 5:00pm PST.

For complete details on the event, including celebrity guests, see the full announcement below.

The tribute event on Wednesday, January 30, will begin with a public appreciation of Stan’s life and work at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt that will feature fan-favorite speakers, an art exhibit celebrating Stan’s legacy by famed pop-culture artist Rob Prior, select costumes and props from Stan’s cameos and creations, a musical performance and a special moment of remembrance centered around Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint. After a red carpet arrival of guests, the evening will proceed with a private tribute inside the IMAX Theatre hosted by one of Stan’s biggest fans, Kevin Smith.

Kevin will moderate conversations with celebrity speakers from the entertainment industry such as Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld (Co-Creator of Deadpool), Michael Uslan (Executive Producer, “The Dark Knight”), Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto (Producer, “X-Men,” “Transformers” franchise) among others who will share their favorite memories and personal stories of Stan. The evening will be rounded off with video tributes and live performances of Stan’s favorite music and poetry.

The tribute event is being produced by Legion M and Agents of Mayhem, working in partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment.

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit

This sounds like a wonderful tribute to Stan Lee and a special night to be a part of for those who can make it. Once tickets go on sale, they can be purchased here.