It was announced today that Stan Lee will receive the 2012 Vanguard Award from the Producers Guild of America. He will receive the honor at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards held on January 21st of 2012.
Lee stated, "I am extremely appreciative that the Producers Guild has chosen me for this distinguished award. I am eager to continue to expand comic book storytelling into the digital space and am honored to be awarded alongside such amazing visionaries."
Producers Guild Awards co-chairs Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim told The Hollywood Reporter, "Stan Lee’s creative vision and imagination has produced some of the most beloved and visually stunning characters and adventures in history. He not only has created content that will forever be in our culture but continues to make strides in the digital and new media realms, keeping the comic book industry fresh and exciting. Stan’s accomplishments truly encompass the spirit of the Vanguard Award and we are proud to honor him."