Google Announces Comic Legend Stan Lee Tops the List of Most Searched Names Worldwide in 2018
Annual #YearinSearch List Reveals the Father of Superheroes and Modern-Day Pop-Culture Stan Lee is one of the Top Names People Searched this Year
Global online search giant Google announced its annual year in search list that unveils the most popular names and events searched in 2018. Topping the list of overall names searched in 2018 is the legendary superhero creator Stan Lee, known to millions of fans around the world as the father of superheroes and modern-day pop-culture.
Stan Lee, who passed away in November, is a man of extraordinary talent. His co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Avengers ™, X-Men™, Iron Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, The Fantastic Four™, Black Panther™, as well as thousands of others. To date, thousands of characters have been created or co-created by Stan Lee with movies based on these characters grossing more than $15 billion dollars in theaters worldwide. In September 2016, the city of Los Angeles officially proclaimed October 28th to forever be Stan Lee Day in the city of Los Angeles.
Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment CEO Scott Williams said: “This news is an incredible accomplishment that would have made Stan so extremely proud and honored. Although Stan is no longer with us this accolade truly shows that the passion and love for this man will never die. In life Stan Lee was a living legend and in death his name and legacy will continue to grow and he will be forever immortalized.”
In 2001, Stan co-founded Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, a multimedia company he established with his friend and partner Gill Champion, who is the President of the company today. In 2017, the company was acquired by Hong Kong-based Camsing International Holding Limited, one of China’s leading brand licensing, entertainment, marketing and promotion companies.
For further information on Google’s 2018 “Year in Search” list, please click g.co/2018 to see their top searches of the year and below is official artwork below Google created. Follow this announcement on social media using #YearinSearch. Collectively, Stan has over 20 million social media followers and be followed on the following platforms:
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