At the D23 Expo, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, put both Jack Kirby and Stan Lee into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame with some touching tributes.
Here is Jack Kirby’s tribute and Iger giving the award to Kirby’s son.
And here is Stan Lee’s tribute, with Stan Lee giving a touching speech:
It’s no surprise that Disney is awarding Kirby now — August 28th will be Kirby’s 100th birthday — but it’s nice to see it and to see Lee praising Kirby so much, considering all the disputes they ended up having. (I notice that Kirby’s work for DC Comics is never mentioned, even though he was quite prolific there as well.)
In any case, two great tributes to two legends of comics.