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Marvel mastermind Stan Lee honored at Chinese Theatre imprint ceremony

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Jul 18, 2017, 11:15 PM EDT

Today, Stan "The Man" Lee took one step closer to infinite superstardom as he was honored before cheering fans, friends, and family by having his hands and feet pressed into wet cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Lee, muddy hands held high, smiled joyously at the crowd following the 30-minute imprint ceremony, even though he just lost Joan, his wife of nearly 70 years, less than two weeks ago.

The entertainment community previously recognized Lee with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back on January 4, 2011.

Among the guests at today's proud occasion were Spawn creator and Image co-founder Todd McFarlane, ubernerd filmmaker Kevin Smith, Marvel chief Kevin Feige, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Clark Gregg, Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman, and stoner funnyman Jason Mewes, all commenting on Lee's incredible influence on their lives and his triumphant lifetime of achievement in the comic book world.

"Playing in your world, Stan, in the Marvel world, means that we get to wrestle with timeless themes of good and evil in a magnificent universe made up of enhanced beings, aliens, alternate dimensions, and -- it can get tricky sometimes -- sentient LMDs," Gregg said. "Which means for me, every day is bring-your-inner-child-to-work day."

Check out our video from the event.