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Edmonton comic collector gets dream meeting with Stan Lee

Edmonton comic collector gets dream meeting with Stan Lee
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 13: Writer Stan Lee attends the world premiere of Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" at the Dolby Theatre on April 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Photograph by: Jesse Grant , Edmonton Journal

When an Edmonton-born comic collector brought a rare item to sell on a Network TV show recently, he had no idea he’d be going home with an even rarer prize — the experience of a lifetime.

Kurt Masse, 41, spent his early teens growing up in Edmonton, collecting comics, dreaming of being an artist himself. His career path led him into real estate instead but he got back into collecting when he came across a comic and its accompanying LP at an antique market.

He signed up to be involved in a taping of AMC’s Comic Book Men and went to New Jersey for the taping. What he didn’t know was that the store — Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash owned by filmmaker Kevin Smith — had arranged to have Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman and Marvel Comics icon, take part.

Lee reminisced about the early days of Captain America and chatted with Masse.

Though Masse’s five-minute part on the show bagged him $350 for the comic-LP, he went home with a far more valuable memory of 15 minutes with the legendary comic creator.

The show is scheduled to ran on the AMC Network last night.

story via The Edmonton Journal (c)

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