Stan Lee

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Date of Birth December 28, 1922
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Date of Death Nov 12, 2018 (95)
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Stan Lee

Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics and movie industries. In collaboration with others at Marvel—particularly co-writer/artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, the Black Widow and Captain Marvel. These and other characters' introductions in the 1960s pioneered a more naturalistic approach than previously applied to superhero comics, and in the 1970s Lee challenged the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to changes in its policies.

Born: Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922, New York City, U.S.
Died: November 12, 2018, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Area(s): Comic book writer, editor, publisher, producer
Notable collaborations: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr, Don Heck, Bill Everett, Joe Maneely, Dick Ayers
Awards: The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame, Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, National Medal of Arts, Disney Legends
Children: Joan Celia Lee, Jan Lee
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About Stan Lee

Marvel Comics writer, publisher, editor, and chairman who co-created Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four.

Stan Lee Before Fame

He worked several part-time jobs in his youth, some of which included writing obituaries for newspapers and writing press releases for the National Tuberculosis Center. His uncle, Robbie Solomon, helped him get a job at Timely Comics as an assistant in 1939, which would eventually become Marvel Comics in 1960.

Achievement of Stan Lee

He was born Stanley Martin Lieber, but chose to break his first name into two parts for his comic book pen name. He reserved his full name for his "more literary aspirations," which never came to fruition.

Stan Lee Family Life

His father was a dress cutter who could only find occasional work after the Great Depression destroyed his career. Stan married Joan Lee on December 5, 1947 and they had a daughter named J.C. Lee in 1950. Their second daughter, Jan, died shortly after delivery in 1953.

Associations of Stan Lee

He made many cameo appearances in Hollywood movies based on his characters, including in 2004's Spider-Man 2, where he was a bystander in the crowd attacked by James Franco's character, the Green Goblin.

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Latest information about Stan Lee updated on April 17, 2021.

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