In Savannah, you don't have to travel far before you find an aspiring graphic artist, illustrator or comic book writer. There are several local comic book stores that are happy to provide you with the latest adventures of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. And not to mention, you can see the most recent movie adaptations of Peter Parker and his fellow Marvel superheroes in live action, animation or 3D.But now the city has a chance to meet and honor the man behind it all when Stan Lee swings into town during the 2012 Savannah Film Festival.Lee is the real-life hero who helped launch Marvel comics from a small publication company into a major multimedia corporation.His work in co-creating characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four has generated billions of dollars - and still counting.At 89 years old, Lee could easily settle down in comfort while his supernatural kids rake in all the cash. But instead, he's busier than ever as he flies all over the world to speak at conventions, host his YouTube series "Stan Lee's World of Heroes," drop in on Marvel movie sets to shoot his highly anticipated cameos, and oversee his production company POW! Entertainment.Clearly, there has never been a more fitting time to present Lee with the Film Fest's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.That presentation begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Trustees Theater. The following morning, a 9 a.m. 3D screening of "The Amazing Spider-Man" will precede a Q&A session with Lee.Unsurprisingly, both events are sold out. But that certainly won't stop fans from finding a way to connect with the comic book legend.Just two blocks down from the red carpet is Planet Fun at 23 E. Broughton St.The store, owned by John Croley, is cluttered with some of the most nostalgic, vintage toys from the '80s and '90s - and it's home to plenty of Marvel merchandise, too.Croley says he plans to work on a special window display on behalf of Stan Lee. He's also considering one for the festival where "robots pose as movie directors," he says.Although Croley doesn't have a particular favorite Marvel character, he definitely admires what Lee has done for comics."When Superman was moving planets around, Spider-Man was worried about getting a date," Croley says. "And that's what Stan Lee gave to comics. He gave it a level of realism that was lacking. And that legacy continues today - now Superman is worried about finding a date," too.With luck, maybe Planet Fun can generate enough window superpower to lure Stan Lee into the store as he makes his way to Trustees Theater.There he'll find many of his iconic heroes waiting for him, plus a handful of comic books created by local artists - many of whom, no doubt, he influenced.Janay Kingsberry is a web producer for She studies journalism at Savannah State University. Find her on Twitter at @_LoisLane or email