Stan Lee Receives the First-Ever IMDb STARmeter Award for Lifetime Achievement Aboard the IMDboat at Comic-Con 2017

Legend Stan Lee (Spider Man, Iron Man, The Avengers) received the first-ever "IMDb STARmeter Award for Lifetime Achievement" today. IMDb STARmeter Awards recognize entertainment industry luminaries who are fan favorites on IMDbPro's STARmeter chart, which is determined by the actual search behavior of IMDb's more than 250 million unique monthly visitors worldwide.

Col Needham (IMDb's founder and CEO) and writer/director Kevin Smith presented the IMDb award to Stan Lee today aboard the IMDboat (#IMDboat) at San Diego Comic-Con. Previous IMDb STARmeter Award recipients in the "fan favorite" category include Brie Larson, FeliciTy Jones, Peter Dinklage, Olivia Wilde, Bryce Dallas Howard and Miles Teller.

"It was my honor to bestow the first-ever IMDb STARmeter Award for Lifetime Achievement upon Stan Lee, whose creative genius is responsible for many of the characters and franchises that dominate the comic book and film industry landscapes," said Col Needham, IMDb's founder and CEO.

To follow IMDb's exclusive Comic-Con coverage, which includes a Stan Lee-themed Fan IQ quiz, breaking news, expert analysis, original celebrity interviews filmed aboard the IMDb Boat (#IMDboat), trending information, a 90-minute live show, field pieces shot around the convention (featuring fans, cosplay and top stories of the day), daily Comic-Con recaps, a Comic-Con events schedule and more, visit, follow #IMDboat on Twitter or visit IMDb's official Facebook (, Snapchat ( or Instagram ( pages. Coverage will be accessible by IMDb's more than 250 million unique monthly visitors worldwide via IMDb's website, mobile apps and social media accounts (including Snapchat and YouTube).

About Stan Lee

Stan Lee is known to millions as The Man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Avengers™, X-Men™, Iron Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, The Fantastic Four™, as well as hundreds of others. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. Stan is currently the Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA, which he founded with production partner Gill Champion. POW! has debuted several titles in the publishing sphere, including Stan's graphic memoir Amazing Fantastic Incredible with Simon & Schuster; three books of the Zodiac trilogy with Disney Publishing; Solider Zero, Traveler, and Starborn with Boom Comics; Romeo and Juliet: The War with 1821 Comics; and Cosmic Crusaders with Genius Brands International. Stan has also been involved in developing feature film projects, including Annihilator, Prodigal, Realm, and Replicator & Antilight, as well as TV projects such as Stan Lee's Lucky Man, which just completed its second season, and The Reflection. He released his first-ever Indian superhero, Chakra: The Invincible, which debuted on Cartoon Network in India and can be watched on the Rovio ToonsTV app, and is currently working on a number of potential superhero franchises, including one for the Latin American market. *All trademarks are owned by Marvel Entertainment, LLC.

About Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith first came to attention as the writer/director of a film called Clerks. It's been all downhill ever since.

About IMDb

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site ( is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile audience of more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb offers a searchable database of more than 185 million data items including more than 4 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 6 million cast and crew members. Consumers rely on the information IMDb provides including local movie showtimes, ticketing, trailers, critic and user reviews, personalized recommendations, photo galleries, entertainment news, quotes, trivia, box-office data, editorial feature sections and a universal Watchlist - when deciding what to watch and where to watch it. IMDb's portfolio of leading entertainment apps ( includes its popular "Movies & TV" app for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Android tablets and its mobile-optimized website. To date, there have been more than 115 million downloads of IMDb's mobile apps worldwide. IMDb's X-Ray for Movies & TV Shows ( is a feature that revolutionizes the viewing experience by bringing the power of IMDb directly to Kindle Fire HD, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. IMDb's Facebook page ( and official Twitter account ( are followed by more than 10 million passionate entertainment fans. IMDbPro ( is the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals. This membership-based service includes comprehensive information and tools that are designed to help entertainment industry professionals achieve success throughout all stages of their career. IMDbPro offers members the following: detailed contact and representation information; IMDb profile management tools; exclusive STARmeter rankings that are determined by page views on IMDb; a casting service to post breakdowns and apply to roles, a mobile optimized website and more. Additionally, IMDb owns and operates Withoutabox (, the premier submission service for film festivals and filmmakers, and Box Office Mojo (, the leading online box-office reporting service. is operated by, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) ( To learn more, go to:

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