Spider-Man™ creator Stan Lee, Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 02/03/2014


Amy McGuigan

Conference Manager

Conference Services

American Library Association


CHICAGO Stan Lee, known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry and whose co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Avengers ™, X-Men™, Iron Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, The Fantastic Four™ and  hundreds of others, will appear as an Auditorium Speaker at 2014 ALA Annual Conference from noon to 1 p.m. on  Saturday, June 28.

Lee will talk, among other things, about his forthcoming action-packed illustrated novel "Zodiac," based on the Chinese Zodiac and featuring magical superpowers, a sinister conspiracy and an unlikely hero. Co-written with Stuart Moore and illustrated by Andie Tong, it follows Steven Lee, a young Chinese-American teen who is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy surrounding 12 mystical pools of energy and a power-hungry secret organization. (January 2015, Disney-Hyperion.)

Lee remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, serves on the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics, and is currently chairman and chief creative officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company he co-founded. POW! has debuted several titles including "Solider Zero," "Traveler" and "Starborn" with Boom Comics, "Stan Lee and the Mighty 7" with Archie and A Squared Entertainment, and "Romeo and Juliet: The War" with 1821 Comics. Lee has been involved in creating feature film scripts, a live action musical and is working on Indian and South American superhero franchises.

Lee’s appearance is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion.

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