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Stan Lee backs comic competition

Stan Lee has become a patron for the Eagle Awards' new global, comic book author talent search, reports Rachel Stanikk

Lee says, "Way back in 1976 mine was the first name enrolled on the Eagle Awards roll of honour and I'm thrilled, lo these many years later, to be invited to be a patron of this pioneering initiative which stems from such prestigious and long-running prizes."

The Eagle Awards have been awarding comic book creators for 34 years and in May 2010 the Eagle Initiative was launched in order to provide an opportunity for the next generation of writers and artists to promote their work.

Lee added, "I'm delighted to add my name to the Eagle Initiative and wish every contestant all the best, both with their entries and their subsequent careers."

The top three entries not only win a cash prize, but they also get published in the Initiative Anthology, which will be released in print and digitally in multiple languages. However for any amateur comic book creator, getting Stan Lee's approval must seem more than enough.

For more information about the Eagle Initiative, visit .

Rachel Stanikk