At first it was mostly press and few curious onlookers vying for candid photo ops.
Stan Lee happily signed autographs while waiting for the press conference to begin.
But then people realized exactly who the old man in the pink shirt actually was. And the crowd started to grow.
And become more densely packed as everyone jockeyed to get closer.
At which point Mr. Lee looked understandably uncomfortable.
This is the widest shot we could get from where we were sandwiched into the press of people. The crowd grew so large that foot traffic on the show flow ground to a halt and we overheard the local security/police tell Lee’s handlers that if they couldn’t get the crowd under control they would shut down the event due to safety hazards.
At this point Stan Lee gave a quick speech about the founding of new comic publisher 1821 comics and their first project, Romeo and Juliet: The War.
Stan Lee and Terry Dougas after the final reveal of the style and cover art for Romeo and Juliet.