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Also Known As: Stanley Martin Lieber Died:
Born: December 28, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: writer, president and chairman of Marvel Comics, editor

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Arguably the most well-recognized figure in comic book history, legendary writer Stan Lee was famous for creating the iconic superheroes Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men. Often sporting tinted glasses and a trademark grin, Lee was a larger-than-life figurehead with a personality as colorful as his characters. Though only a mainstream name in his later years, thanks to the blockbuster films "Spider-Man" and "X-Men," long-time comic fans knew him for decades as the granddaddy of that world who, in the backs of Marvel Comics in his monthly column "Stan's Soapbox," dispensed news of coming attractions, as well as his own musings on events of the day. Not unlike Walt Disney, Lee forged a personal connection to his creations and his fans. With a deft sense of humor and a keen eye for melodrama that worked its way into his scripts, he pioneered the "Marvel style" of writing: first creating a plot with the artist, then letting the artist illustrate the story, after which Lee would add dialogue to the finished pages. His singular talent for hyperbole and self-promotion allowed him to peek out from the pages of his comics and emerge as a personality that became as well-known...

Arguably the most well-recognized figure in comic book history, legendary writer Stan Lee was famous for creating the iconic superheroes Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk and The X-Men. Often sporting tinted glasses and a trademark grin, Lee was a larger-than-life figurehead with a personality as colorful as his characters. Though only a mainstream name in his later years, thanks to the blockbuster films "Spider-Man" and "X-Men," long-time comic fans knew him for decades as the granddaddy of that world who, in the backs of Marvel Comics in his monthly column "Stan's Soapbox," dispensed news of coming attractions, as well as his own musings on events of the day. Not unlike Walt Disney, Lee forged a personal connection to his creations and his fans. With a deft sense of humor and a keen eye for melodrama that worked its way into his scripts, he pioneered the "Marvel style" of writing: first creating a plot with the artist, then letting the artist illustrate the story, after which Lee would add dialogue to the finished pages. His singular talent for hyperbole and self-promotion allowed him to peek out from the pages of his comics and emerge as a personality that became as well-known as his own heroic creations and equally beloved by his readers.

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 Iron Man 3 (2013)
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 Avengers, The (2012)
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 Thor (2011)
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 Iron Man 2 (2010)
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 Iron Man (2008)
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Raised in The Bronx, NY
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Worked part-time writing obituaries for a news service and press releases for the National Tuberculosis Center
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Received encouragement to become a professional writer from an editor at the <i>Harold Tribune</i>
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Became an assistant at Timely Comics, a comic book publisher that eventually evolved into Marvel Comics
1941:
First published piece, "The Traitor┬┐s Revenge," which first appeared in <i>Captain America #3</i>
1941:
First superhero co-creation, the "Destroyer" in <i>Mystic Comics #6</i>
1941:
Promoted to editor when he was in his late teens
1942:
Served stateside in the U.S. Army, writing manuals, training films, and slogans
1961:
Created (with Jack Kirby) <i>The Fantastic Four</i>
1962:
Created (with Steve Ditko) <i>The Amazing Spider-Man</i> in the anthology <i>Amazing Fantasy #15</i>
1962:
Also created (with Kirby) the <i>Incredible Hulk</i>, <i>Iron Man</i> and the <i>X-Men</i>
1978:
The popular CBS series, "The Incredible Hulk" was based on his Marvel character
1981:
Narrated the Ruby-Spears cartoons "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends" (NBC)
1989:
First appearance in a Marvel TV project, "The Trial of the Incredible Hulk"
1998:
Created a new Internet-based production and marketing studio, Stan Lee Media
2000:
Executive produced the "X-Men" feature film trilogy (2000, 2003 and 2006); also made cameos in the first and third film
2002:
Executive produced and made cameos in all three "Spider-Man" films (2002, 2004 and 2007)
2002:
Co-created with Pamela Anderson, the animated series "Stripperella" (Spike TV)
2003:
Executive produced feature adaptations "Hulk" (2003) and "The Incredible Hulk" (2008)
2005:
Executive produced "Fantastic Four" (2005) and its sequel "Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007); made cameos in both films
2005:
Hosted the Sci Fi Channel reality series "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?"
2008:
Executive produced and made a cameo in Jon Favreau┬┐s "Iron Man"
2010:
Executive produced the sequel "Iron Man 2"
2011:
Executive produced feature adaptation of "Thor" and the prequel feature "X-Men: First Class"
2012:
Co-executive produced in "The Amazing Spider-Man," starring Andrew Garfield
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Education

DeWitt Clinton High School: Bronx , New York - 1939

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