Mark Hamill named 2019 Comic-Con Icon

Mark Hamill was handed the 2019 Icon Award at Comic-Con in San Diego, California on Friday (19Jul19).
The Star Wars actor was at the fan convention promoting Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance when he was surprised with the honour.
“I told you how lucky I feel to be able to do all the things I loved as a kid and get paid for it, so this just seems wildly excessive, but is much appreciated,” Hamill told fans. “Listen guys, if it weren’t for you, I certainly wouldn’t be standing here.
“I started coming to these cons years before I met George (Lucas). I was at the con when they said, ‘Did you hear? There’s going to be 5,000 people this year’. And we were like, ‘Wow! How many are women?’ I thank you very, very much.”
Lucas and late Marvel comic book guru Stan Lee are among the past winners of the Icon Award.