About Stan Lee
Stan Lee was a famous American comic book writer, publisher and editor well known for creating various popular fictional characters like Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Ant-Man, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil and Doctor Strange. As an actor, he was featured on television with Identity, Heroes, The Guild, Jessica Jones and more. He was also inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994. He died on 12th November, 2018 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 95.
He was born to Jack and Celia Lieber, a Jewish family on 28th December, 1922 in New York City, U.S. He grew up with his brother named Larry Lieber. He completed his education from DeWitt Clinton High School and use to love writing. Before fame he went through many jobs such as sandwich delivery boy, usher, as office boy and also wrote Obituaries for news service. In 1939, he graduated from high school and joined WPA Federal Theatre Project.
He started his career with Pulp Magazine working as an assistant in Timely Comics division in 1939. Later he became an interim editor for the company in 1940s. He also domestically served the Army during the World War II, working as writer and illustrator in those times. The company for which he was working grew up into Marvel Comics and he with artist Jack Kirby launched the superhero team of the Fantastic Four in 1961. He was credited for creating the Marvel Comics characters like SpiderMan, the X-Men, the Hulk, the Thor and many more in 1960s and also the Amazing SpiderMan in 1971. Followed by success he was promoted to editorial director and publisher’s position in 1972 but later he moved in Marvel’s film ventures becoming its chairman emeritus. He launched various projects giving blockbuster film entertainment like the Iron Man, X-Men, Thor and the Avengers franchises. He also had some cameo appearances in many Marvel film and television projects with many yet to come, posthumously.
He also co-wrote a graphic novel, titled as Romeo and Juliet: The War in 2012 and launched out his own You Tube channel featuring comic, comedy and sci-fi content. In July, 2017 he was named as Disney Legend, a hall of fame program for his contribution to the Walt Disney Company. He breathed his last on 12th November, 2018 at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, California.
In 2012, he won PGA Awards and also won Visual Effects Society Awards as Lifetime Achievement Award.
He got married to Joan Clayton Boocock in 1947 and is blessed with a girl named Joan Celia “J.C” Lee.
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