Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, and publisher. He was the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
In collaboration with several artists—particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and—with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor. In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies.
Following his retirement from Marvel, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in movies based on Marvel characters. Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s until his death in 2018.
Lee was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008. #comic#marvel#drstrange#dr.strange #hulk#spiderman#antman#ironman#thor#blackpanther#xmen#fantasticfour#infographic#editor#publisher#marvelcomics#quotes#stanlee#stanleymartinlieber#nyc#american#US
I remember reading ‘How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way’ for the first time when I was in 8th grade. It was the first time that I realized that, I didn’t want to just keep drawing from those ‘Draw 50…’ books forever and ever, I wanted to create my own characters and tell my own stories. The next day I asked for pretty much every book referenced, and every tool listed in the guide so I would have EXACTLY what I needed to make my comics(MUST have 3-ply Bristol board, I REQUIRE India ink and a sable hair No. 3 brush)! Stan Lee not only inspired my creative direction, but he has connected with me for over a decade in films that bring a smile to my face every time I watch them (I’m not embarrassed to say that I’ve rewatched every MCU film at LEAST 20 times and that’s only the minimum, gimme some time with the latest few and they’ll meet the minimum quota soon enough). There was always a special feeling I got when it was time for his cameo, like seeing a favorite family member show up to the party finally. Even my 8 year old daughter was saddened by his passing. Stan… Generalissimo… thank you for inspiring me, thanks for all of your stories. Time to go make my stories now… EXCELSIOR!!!