At the official New York Comic Con blog, Lance Fensterman announces that Stan Lee will receive the first Legend Award at the show next month:
The New York Comics Legend award was something we dreamed up this year and asked a few friends the help us fill in all the details (Thanks Charles!). Because NYC is the birthplace of comics and there are swarms of amazing creators and contributors that have called NYC home we wanted to do something to honor both the legends of our business but also the city that inspired so many of them. Each recipient will have made a major contribution to the advancement of comics, either through achievement in art or business; they will have made a significant contribution to the civic life in New York either through charity, education, public service or by advancing the image of New York City through direct involvement with New York. I’m pretty stoked to create a lasting award that honors the titans of comics and NYC all at once.
The award will be presented at a VIP party the Thursday night before the show at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday.