Though he has written a handful of titles for DC comics, the name Stan Lee has been synonymous with comic book powerhouse Marvel for more than five decades. Now, his name has more than just comic book guru, cameo king, or creative visionary attached to it; It also has “doctor.”
Stan Lee’s first doctorate
Though he’s received plenty of accolades from the comic book community over the years, this is Lee’s first time being awarded a doctorate — whether honorary or not. At 93, it’s surprising it hasn’t happened before now.
The degree was presented to him via video during the University of the Arts inauguration ceremony for their new president, David Yager. UArts chose to present Lee with the degree, a doctorate in fine arts, as a result of his contributions to not only the arts over the last 70 years, but also his contributions to the global economy.