A cameo by Stan Lee is a bonafide Marvel tradition at this point, and even Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter have gotten in on the fun. That’s why I was very surprised when Daredevil‘s first season ended without that familiar mustache showing up even once. Except… he totally did make a cameo, it was just super obscure.
He appears here, in the final episode of the season. Can you find him?
If you still can’t see it (it took me a while too), take a look at the portrait on the wall behind the arresting officer.
There he is!
Showrunner Steven DeKnight later confirmed the cameo appearance on Twitter.
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) April 12, 2015
We don’t know why Stan Lee couldn’t make an actual cameo appearance in person, but this is a nice consolation prize. To date, Lee has appeared in over 25 different Marvel movies and TV shows, and will likely have a couple more this year with Age of Ultron and Ant-Man coming in the next few months.
All of Daredevil is currently streaming on Netflix, and if you’re a Marvel fan, it is definitely, definitely worth your time.