SEATTLE, June 15, 2018 — The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington will be inducting Stan Lee and J.K. Rowling into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Stan Lee has become one of the most popular comic book artists and writers ever. He is most popular for the creation of Spiderman, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers. Before leaving his mark as one of the best comic book creators of all time, he began his career as an assistant at Timely Comics. He eventually started writing horror, western and romance comics, which led him to co-creating the Marvel Universe.
In 1961, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby co-created and introduced the world to the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee spent decades at Marvel Comics and earned a reputation as one of the best, because of the success of the Fantastic Four. Lee managed to collaborate with several other artists, including those responsible for Spiderman and Thor.
Because of the success of his work, Marvel Studios has succeeded in turning his work into multiple massive blockbuster films, leading to the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
J.K. Rowling is the popular author who brought the world Harry Potter and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The series of books tells the story of Harry Potter who discovers he’s a wizard and goes on multiple adventures while discovering his powers and meeting his fellow wizards, while also looking for the wizard who killed his parents.
Warner Bros. bought the rights to the books and turned them into a massive eight film blockbuster franchise. Between 2001 to 2011, the studio managed to earn nearly $8 billion worldwide. They later introduced a prequel to the original series in 2016 with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” This new series is being produced and written by J.K. Rowling herself. The series is said to be five films, with the second film “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” being released November 16.
According to Comicbook.com Rowling distinguished herself with multiple honorary degrees from Harvard and University of Edinburgh. Rowling is a Hugo Award winner. Along with Rowling and Lee, this new class of inductees includes the hit video game series “Legend of Zelda,” and the fan favorite show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”