Stan Lee in 2007
|Birth name||Stanley Martin Lieber|
|Born||December 28, 1922 |
New York City
|Area(s)||Writer, Editor, Publisher, Producer|
The Fantastic Four
|Awards||Comics Hall of Fame|
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daredevil is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media A comic book creator is any one of a number of people working to create a Comic book or Graphic novel. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc
With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book Steve Ditko (born 2 November 1927) is an American Comic book Artist and Writer best known as the co-creator of the Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daredevil is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. Naturalism is a movement in Theatre, film, and Literature that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality, as opposed to such A shared universe is a Literary technique in which several different authors create works of Fiction that share aspects such as settings or characters and that are A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative He subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation. Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Multimedia is media and content that utilizes a combination of different content forms. A corporation is a separate legal entity usually used to conduct business
He was born in New York City, New York, in the apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents, Celia (née Solomon) and Jack Lieber, at the corner of West 98th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan. The City of New York The history of Jews in Romania concerns the Jews of Romania and of Romanian origins from their first mention on what is nowadays Romanian territory Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York  His father, trained as a dress cutter, worked only sporadically after the Great Depression, and the family moved further uptown to Fort Washington Avenue, in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. Fort Washington Avenue is a major north-south street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood in the northern reaches of the borough of Manhattan. When Lee was nearly 9, his only sibling, brother Larry Lieber, was born. Larry D Lieber (born October 26, 1931, New York City, New York) is an American Comic book artist and writer and the younger By the time Lee was in his teens, the family was living in a one-bedroom apartment at 1720 University Avenue in The Bronx. Lee described it as "a third-floor apartment facing out back", with him and his brother sharing a bedroom and his parents using a foldout couch. 
Lee attended DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx. DeWitt Clinton High School is an American high school located in the New York City borough of the Bronx.  where his family had moved next. A voracious reader who enjoyed writing as a teen, he worked such part-time jobs as writing obituaries for a news service and press releases for the National Tuberculosis Center; delivering sandwiches for the Jack May pharmacy to offices in Rockefeller Center; working as an office boy for a trouser manufacturer; ushering at the Rivoli Theater on Broadway; and selling subscriptions to the New York Herald Tribune newspaper. An obituary is an attempt to give an account of the texture and significance of the life of someone who has recently died News agency (alternative A news agency is an organization of Journalists established to supply News reports to organizations in the News trade A news release, media release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded Communication directed at members of the News Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or T u' b' erculosis Bacillus --> is a common Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. Broadway, as the name implies is a wide avenue in New York City. The New York Herald Tribune was a daily newspaper created in 1924 when the New York Tribune acquired the New York Herald. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. He graduated high school early, at age 16½ in 1939, and joined the WPA Federal Theatre Project. The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest New Deal agency employing millions of people The Federal Theatre Project (FTP was a New Deal project to fund Theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the
With the help of his uncle, Robbie Solomon, pulp magazine and comic-book publisher Martin Goodman, Lee became an assistant at the new Timely Comics division of Goodman's company. Pulp magazines (or pulp fiction; often referred to as "the pulps" were inexpensive Fiction magazines Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Martin Goodman (born January 18, 1908; died June 6, 1992, Palm Beach Florida) was an American Publisher of Timely Comics is the 1940s Comic book Publishing company that would evolve into first Atlas Comics, and then Marvel Comics Timely, by the 1960s, would evolve into Marvel Comics. Lee, whose cousin Jean was Goodman's wife, was formally hired by Timely editor Joe Simon. Joseph H Simon (born October 11, 1913) is a Jewish-American Comic book Writer, Artist, editor, and publisher 
Young Stanley Lieber's first published work, the text filler "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge" in Captain America Comics #3 (May 1941), used the pseudonym "Stan Lee", which years later he would adopt as his legal name. Lee later explained in his autobiography and numerous other sources that he had intended to save his given name for more literary work. This initial story also introduced Captain America's trademark ricocheting shield-toss, which immediately became one of the character's signatures. 
He graduated from writing filler to actual comics with a backup feature, "'Headline' Hunter, Foreign Correspondent", two issues later. Lee's first superhero co-creation was the Destroyer, in Mystic Comics #6 (Aug. The Destroyer ( Kevin "Keen" Marlow) is a fictional Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, who First appeared Mystic Comics is the name of several Comic book series published by the company that would later become Marvel Comics. 1941). Other characters he created during this period fans and historians call the Golden Age of comics include Jack Frost, debuting in USA Comics #1 (Aug. The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books generally thought as lasting from the 1930s until late 1940s during which Comic books Jack Frost is the name of two unrelated fictional Comic-book characters in the Marvel Comics universe, the first of them published by Marvel's USA Comics was an American Comic-book series published by Marvel Comics ' 1930-1940s predecessor Timely Comics, during the period 1941), and Father Time, debuting in Captain America Comics #6 (Aug. Father Time ( Larry Scott) is a fictional Comic book Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. 1941). 
When Simon and his creative partner Jack Kirby left late in 1941, following a dispute with Goodman, the 30-year-old publisher installed Lee, just under 19 years old, as interim editor. Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book The youngster showed a knack for the business that led him to remain as the comic-book division's editor-in-chief, as well as art director for much of that time, until 1972, when he would succeed Goodman as publisher.
Lee entered the U.S. Army in early 1942 and served stateside in the Signal Corps, writing manuals, training films, and slogans, and occasionally cartooning. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes His military classification, he says, was "playwright"; he adds that only nine men in the U. S. Army were given that title. Vincent Fago, editor of Timely's "animation comics" section, which put out humor and funny animal comics, filled in until Lee returned from his World War II military service in 1945. Vincenzo Francisco Gennaro Di Fago (born November 28, 1914, Yonkers New York; died June 13, 2002) was an American Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke Laughter and provide Amusement Funny animal is a Cartooning term for the Genre of Comics and Animated cartoons in which the main characters are Humanoid or World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Conscription (also known as the draft, the call-up or national service) is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority From then through 1947, he and his wife, Joan Clayton Boocock, rented the top floor of a brownstone in the East 90s in Manhattan. Brownstone is a brown Triassic Sandstone which was once a popular Building material.  They later bought two-story, three-bedroom home at 1084 West Broadway, in Woodmere, New York, on Long Island, living there from 1949 to 1952. Woodmere is a hamlet (and Census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York, United States. Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches  The family, which by this time included daughter Joan Celia, bought a home at 226 Richards Lane in the Long Island town of Hewlett Harbor, New York, living there from 1952 to 1980, including the 1960s period when Lee and his artist collaborators would revolutionize comic books. Hewlett Harbor is a village in Nassau County, New York in the USA.
In the mid-1950s, by which time the company was now generally known as Atlas Comics, Lee wrote stories in a variety genres including romance, Westerns, humor, science fiction, medieval adventure, horror and suspense. Atlas Comics is the 1950s Comic book Publishing company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. A genre (ˈʒɑːnrə also /ˈdʒɑːnrə/ from French "kind" or "sort" from Latin: genus (stem gener-) is a loose set As a Literary genre of High culture, romance or chivalric romance refers to a style of heroic Prose and verse Narrative Western fiction is a genre of literature set in the American Old West between the years of 1860 and 1900 Horror fiction is broadly Fiction in any medium intended to scare unsettle or horrify the audience Suspense is the Feeling of uncertainty and Anxiety about the outcome of certain actions most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work By the end of the decade, Lee had become dissatisfied with his career and considered quitting the field.
In the late 1950s, DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz revived the superhero genre and experienced a significant success with its updated version of the Flash, and later with super-team the Justice League of America. Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of types of Artists working within the Comic book industry The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional Comic book, or Graphic novel. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Julius "Julie" Schwartz ( June 19, 1915 – February 8, 2004) was a Jewish Comic book and Pulp magazine The Justice League sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short is a Fictional DC Comics superhero team. In response, publisher Martin Goodman assigned Lee to create a new superhero team. Lee's wife urged him to experiment with stories he preferred, since he was planning on changing careers and had nothing to lose.
Lee acted on that advice, giving his superheroes a flawed humanity, a change from the ideal archetypes that were typically written for pre-teens. His heroes could have bad tempers, melancholy fits, vanity, greed, etc. They bickered amongst themselves, worried about paying their bills and impressing girlfriends, and even were sometimes physically ill. Before him, most superheroes were idealistically perfect people with no serious, lasting problems: Superman was so powerful that nobody could harm him, and Batman was a billionaire in his secret identity. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created A billionaire is a person who has a Net worth of at least one billion units of currency such as United States dollars ( USD /US$ U 
The first superhero group Lee and artist Jack Kirby created was the family of the Fantastic Four. The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Its immediate popularity led Lee and Marvel's illustrators to produce a cavalcade of new titles. With Kirby, Lee created the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Mighty Thor and the X-Men; with Bill Everett, Daredevil; and with Steve Ditko, Doctor Strange and Marvel's most successful character, Spider-Man. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. William Blake "Bill" Everett, also known as William Blake and Everett Blake ( May 18, 1917, Cambridge Massachusetts – Daredevil is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Steve Ditko (born 2 November 1927) is an American Comic book Artist and Writer best known as the co-creator of the Doctor Strange is a Fictional character, a Comic book sorcerer and Superhero in the. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Comics historian Peter Sanderson wrote that in the 1960s,
|“||DC was the equivalent of the big Hollywood studios: After the brilliance of DC's reinvention of the superhero . The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 . . in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it had run into a creative drought by the decade's end. There was a new audience for comics now, and it wasn't just the little kids that traditionally had read the books. The Marvel of the 1960s was in its own way the counterpart of the French New Wave. "Nouvelle Vague" redirects here For the music group of the same name see Nouvelle Vague (band. . . . Marvel was pioneering new methods of comics storytelling and characterization, addressing more serious themes, and in the process keeping and attracting readers in their teens and beyond. Moreover, among this new generation of readers were people who wanted to write or draw comics themselves, within the new style that Marvel had pioneered, and push the creative envelope still further. ||”|
Stan Lee's Marvel revolution extended beyond the characters and storylines to the way in which comic books engaged the readership and built a sense of community between fans and creators. Lee introduced the practice of including a credit panel on the splash page of each story, naming not just the writer and penciller but also the inker and letterer. Regular news about Marvel staff members and upcoming storylines was presented on the Bullpen Bulletins page, which (like the letter columns that appeared in each title) was written in a friendly, chatty style. Bullpen Bulletins (originally titled "Marvel Bullpen Bulletins" is the news and information page that appears in most regular monthly comic books from Marvel Comics
Throughout the 1960s, Lee scripted, art-directed, and edited most of Marvel's series, moderated the letters pages, wrote a monthly column called "Stan's Soapbox", and wrote endless promotional copy, often signing off with his trademark phrase "Excelsior!" (which is also the New York state motto). New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous To maintain his taxing workload, yet still meet deadlines, he used a system that was used previously by various comic-book studios, but due to Lee's success with it, became known as the "Marvel Method" or "Marvel style" of comic-book creation. The Marvel Method is a form of Comic book writer-artist collaboration in which the artist works from a story synopsis rather than a full script creating page-by-page plot details Typically, Lee would brainstorm a story with the artist and then prepare a brief synopsis rather than a full script. Based on the synopsis, the artist would fill the allotted number of pages by determining and drawing the panel-to-panel storytelling. After the artist turned in penciled pages, Lee would write the word balloons and captions, and then oversee the lettering and coloring. Speech balloons (also speech bubbles, dialogue balloons, or word balloons) are a graphic convention used most commonly in Comic books strips In effect, the artists were co-plotters, whose collaborative first drafts Lee built upon.
Because of this system, the exact division of creative credits on Lee's comics has been disputed, especially in cases of comics drawn by Kirby and Ditko. Similarly, Lee shares co-creator credit with Kirby on the two Fantastic Four films, while also sharing the same credit with Ditko with the Spider-Man feature film series.
In 1971, Lee indirectly reformed the Comics Code. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The Comics Code Authority ( CCA) is part of the Comics Magazine Association of America (CMAA and was created to regulate the content of comic books in the United The US Department of Health, Education and Welfare asked Lee to write a story about the dangers of drugs and Lee wrote a story in which Spider-Man's best friend becomes addicted to pills. The three-part story was slated to be published in Amazing Spider-Man #96-98, but the Comics Code Authority refused it because it depicted drug use; the story context was considered irrelevant. The Comics Code Authority ( CCA) is part of the Comics Magazine Association of America (CMAA and was created to regulate the content of comic books in the United With his publisher's approval, Lee published the comics without the CCA seal. The comics sold well and Marvel won praise for its socially conscious efforts. The CCA subsequently loosened the Code to permit negative depictions of drugs, among other new freedoms.
Lee also supported using comic books to provide some measure of social commentary about the real world, often dealing with racism and bigotry. List of racism-related topics|Racism by country Racism, by its simplest definition is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that A bigot is a person who is intolerant of opinions lifestyles or identities differing from his or her own and bigotry is the corresponding state of mind "Stan's Soapbox", besides promoting an upcoming comic book project, also addressed issues of discrimination, intolerance, or prejudice. In addition, Lee took to using sophisticated vocabulary for the stories' dialogue to encourage readers to learn new words. The vocabulary of a person is defined either as the set of all Words that are understood by that person or the set of all words likely to be used by that person when constructing Lee has justified this by saying: "If a kid has to go to a dictionary, that's not the worst thing that could happen. A dictionary is a book of alphabetically listed Words in a specific language with definitions etymologies pronunciations and other information or a book of alphabetically "
In later years, Lee became a figurehead and public face for Marvel Comics. He made appearances at comic book conventions around America, lecturing at colleges and participating in panel discussions, and by now owning a vacation home on Cutler Lane in Remsenburg, New York and, from 1975 to 1980, a two-bedroom condominium on the 14th floor of 220 East 63rd Street in Manhattan. For census related data see the entry for Remsenburg-Speonk New York Remsenburg is a hamlet located in the Town of Southhampton A condominium, or condo, is a form of Housing tenure and other Real property where a specified part of a piece of real estate (usually of an apartment  He moved to California in 1981 to develop Marvel's TV and movie properties. He has been an executive producer for, and has made cameo appearances in Marvel film adaptations and other movies. He and his wife bought a home in West Hollywood, California previously owned by comedian Jack Benny's radio announcer, Don Wilson. West Hollywood, a city in Los Angeles County California, was incorporated on November 29, 1984. Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American Comedian, vaudevillian Donald (or Don) Wilson might refer to Donald Wilson (writer and producer Don Wilson (actor  Lee was briefly president of the entire company, but soon stepped down to become publisher instead, finding that being president was too much about numbers and finance and not enough about the creative process he enjoyed. 
Lee befriended a former lawyer named Peter Paul, who supervised the negotiation of a non-exclusive contract with Marvel Comics for the first time in Lee's lifetime employment with Marvel. Peter F Paul (born September 2, 1948) has been a lawyer entrepreneur former partner of Spider-Man creator Stan Lee in Stan Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc This enabled Paul and Lee to start a new Internet-based superhero creation, production and marketing studio, Stan Lee Media, in 1998. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do It grew to 165 people and went public, but near the end of 2000, investigators discovered illegal stock manipulation by Paul and corporate officer Stephan Gordon.  Stan Lee Media filed for bankruptcy in February 2001, and Paul fled to São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo ( is the largest city in Brazil, with its metropolitan area ranking among the largest urban areas in the world |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld  He was extradited back to the U. S. , and pled guilty to violating SEC Rule 10b-5 in connection with trading of his stock in Stan Lee Media. SEC Rule 10b-5 is one of the most important rules promulgated by the U  Lee was never implicated in the scheme.
Some of the Stan Lee Media projects included the animated Web series The 7th Portal where he voiced the character Izayus; The Drifter; and The Accuser. The Drifter is a 1917 film featuring Harry Carey. Cast Harry Carey Claire Du Brey The 7th Portal characters were licensed to an interactive 3-D movie attraction in four Paramount theme parks. See also [[stereoscopy]] In film the term 3-D (or 3D) is used to describe any visual presentation system that attempts to maintain or recreate moving images Theme park is the generic term for a collection of rides and other Entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a large group
In the 2000s, Lee did his first work for DC Comics, launching the Just Imagine... series, in which Lee reimagined the DC superheroes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash. Just Imagine Stan Lee is a Comic book published by DC Comics. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created
Lee created the risqué animated superhero series Stripperella for Spike TV. Stripperella was a short-lived adult-oriented American Animated television series created by Stan Lee. Spike (formerly called Spike TV) a division of MTV Networks, is an American cable network designed for an audience described In 2004, he announced plans to collaborate with Hugh Hefner on a similar superhero cartoon featuring Playboy Playmates. Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9 1926 is an American Magazine Publisher, and best known as the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy He also announced a superhero program that would feature Ringo Starr, the former Beatle, as the lead character. Ringo Starr, MBE (born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940 is an English Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Actor The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960  Additionally, in August of that year, Lee announced the launch of Stan Lee's Sunday Comics, hosted by Komikwerks.com, where monthly subscribers could read a new, updated comic and "Stan's Soapbox" every Sunday. Komikwerks is a Comic Publisher founded in 2000 by animation professional Shannon Denton and Internet design professional Patrick Coyle The column has not been updated since Feb. 15, 2005.
In 2005, Lee, Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman formed POW! (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment to develop film, television and video game properties. POW! (Purveyors of Wonder Entertainment is an American media production company formed by Gill Champion Arthur Lieberman and former Marvel Comics editor and publisher The first film produced by POW! was the TV movie Lightspeed (also advertised as Stan Lee's Lightspeed), which aired on the Sci Fi Channel on July 26, 2006. Lightspeed is a 2006 film, also advertised as Stan Lee 's Lightspeed. POW! president and CEO Champion said in 2005 that Lee was creating a new superhero, Foreverman, for a Paramount Pictures movie, in tandem with producer Robert Evans and Idiom Films, with Peter Briggs hired to collaborate with Lee on the screenplay. Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and Distribution company, based in Hollywood California. Robert Evans (born Robert J Shapera June 29, 1930 in New York New York) is an American Film producer best known Peter Briggs is a British born Screenwriter, hired generally by Hollywood-based motion picture studios a number of projects by whom have suffered due to "bad 
In 2005, Lee filed a lawsuit against Marvel for his unpaid share of profits from Marvel movies, winning a settlement of more than $10 million.
In 2006, Marvel commemorated Lee's 65 years with the company by publishing a series of one-shot comics starring Lee himself meeting and interacting with many of his creations, including Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, The Thing, Silver Surfer and Dr. Doom. These comics also featured short pieces by such comics creators as Joss Whedon and Fred Hembeck, as well as reprints of classic Lee-written adventures. Joseph Hill " Joss " Whedon ( born June 23, 1964 in New York City is an Academy Award -nominated and Hugo Award Fred Hembeck (b January 30, 1953 in Yaphank New York) is an American Cartoonist best known for his parodies of characters from major American
In 2007, POW! Entertainment started a series of direct-to-DVD animated films under the Stan Lee Presents banner. Each film focuses on a new superhero, created by Stan Lee for the series. The first two releases were Mosaic and The Condor. Mosaic is an animated Superhero film about a new character created by Stan Lee. The Condor is an animated Superhero film about a new character created by Stan Lee.
In June 2007, Walt Disney Studios entered into an exclusive multi-year first look deal with Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment. Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established "It's like the realization of a dream. Ever since I was a young boy, Disney represented the best and most exciting film fare to me. . . . I look forward with indescribable enthusiasm to being a part of that world and contributing whatever I can to keep the legend alive and growing," said Lee. 
On March 15, 2007, Stan Lee Media's new President Jim Nesfield filed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment for $5 billion, claiming that the company is co-owner of the characters that Lee created for Marvel. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Marvel Entertainment Inc ( is an American Entertainment company formed from the merger of Marvel Entertainment Group Inc 
On June 9, 2007, Stan Lee Media sued Stan Lee, his newer company, POW Entertainment, subsidiary QED Entertainment, and other former Stan Lee Media staff at POW. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. POW! (Purveyors of Wonder Entertainment is an American media production company formed by Gill Champion Arthur Lieberman and former Marvel Comics editor and publisher 
In 2008, Lee wrote humorous captions for the political fumetti book Stan Lee Presents Election Daze: What Are They Really Saying? (Filsinger Publishing, ISBN-10: 0970263155; ISBN-13: 978-0970263155). 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Fumetti (or photo novels) are a genre of Comics illustrated with Photographs rather than drawings.
In April 2008 at the NYCC, VIZ Media announced that their parent company Shueisha would be debuting the prologue chapter of Karakuridôji Ultimo, a collaborative effort between Stan Lee and Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei. The New York Comic Con held annually in New York City is a convention dedicated to comics graphic novels anime manga video games toys movies and television Viz Media LLC, headquartered in San Francisco California, is an Anime, Manga and Japanese Entertainment company founded in 1986 is a major publisher in Japan, headquartered in Tokyo. The company was founded in 1925 as the entertainment-related publishing division of Japanese publisher Shogakukan is both an Anime series and a Manga series by Hiroyuki Takei. is a Japanese Manga author History Hiroyuki Takei was born at Yomogita in Aomori Prefecture located in northern Honshū 
Brighton Partners and Rainmaker Animation announced in April 2008 a partnership with Lee's POW! Entertainment to produce a CGI film series, "Legion of 5". Rainmaker Animation Inc, formerly Mainframe Entertainment Inc POW! (Purveyors of Wonder Entertainment is an American media production company formed by Gill Champion Arthur Lieberman and former Marvel Comics editor and publisher  That same month, Virgin Comics announced Lee would create a line of superhero comics for that company. Virgin Comics LLC is a Comic book company founded in 2006 which produces stories (many of which are Indian culture related for an international audience 
On December 5, 1947, Lee married Joan Clayton. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Joan Lee gave birth to Stan's two daughters: Joan Celia "J. C. " Lee in 1950 and Jan Lee, who died three days after delivery in 1953.
Lee's favorite authors include Stephen King, H. G. Wells, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, and Harlan Ellison. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 &ndash 13 August 1946 He was an outspoken socialist and a pacifist, his later works becoming increasingly political Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30 1835 – April 21 1910 better known by the Pen name Mark Twain, was an American Humorist, satirist Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 was an Anglo-Scottish Author most noted for his stories about the William Shakespeare ( baptised Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American Writer of Short stories, Novellas, Teleplays 
Lee has received several awards for his work, including being formally inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995.
He is among the celebrities scheduled to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Los Angeles California, USA, that 
Stan Lee and his collaborator Jack Kirby appear as themselves in The Fantastic Four #10 (Jan. Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book Several Comic book and Comic strip Writers Artists and others have appeared within the fictional world of Comics, both their own and others' The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. 1963), the first of several appearances within the fictional Marvel Universe. The Marvel Universe is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place The two are depicted as similar to their real-world counterparts, creating comic books based on the "real" adventures of the Fantastic Four.
Kirby, during his years of working for DC Comics in the 1970s, created the character Funky Flashman as a possible parody of Stan Lee. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Funky Flashman is a Fictional character, an Entrepreneur in the DC Universe. With his hyperbolic speech pattern, gaudy toupee, and hip '70s-Manhattan style beard (as Lee sported at the time) this ne'er-do-well charlatan first appeared in the pages of Mister Miracle. A charlatan (also called swindler) is a person practicing Quackery or some similar Confidence trick in order to obtain money or advantage via some form Mister Miracle ( Scott Free) is fictional Superhero published by DC Comics.
Kirby later portrayed himself, Lee, production executive Sol Brodsky, and Lee's secretary Flo Steinberg as superheroes in What If #11, "What If the Marvel Bullpen Had Become the Fantastic Four?", in which Lee played the part of Mister Fantastic. Sol Brodsky (born April 22, 1923, Brooklyn, New York City New York, United States; died June 4, 1984) was an Florence "Flo" Steinberg Month date, Year, City, State, United States)--> is an American Publisher What If, sometimes rendered as What If?, is the title of several Comic book series published by Marvel Comics, exploring "the Mr Fantastic ( Reed Richards) is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero and a member of the Fantastic Four. Lee has also made numerous cameo appearances in many Marvel titles, appearing in audiences and crowds at many characters' ceremonies and parties, and hosting an old-soldiers reunion in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #100 (July 1972). Colonel Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is a fictional World War II army hero and present-day super-spy in the Marvel Comics Lee appeared, unnamed, as the priest at Luke Cage and Jessica Jones' wedding in New Avengers Annual #1. Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional Superhero appearing in Comic books published by Jessica Campbell Jones is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe, created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael He pays his respects to Karen Page at her funeral in the Daredevil "Guardian Devil" story arc, and appears in The Amazing Spider-Man (June 1977). Karen Page is a Fictional character in Marvel Comics ' Daredevil series created by writer Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett Daredevil is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Amazing Spider-Man is the name of several media Presentations which feature the Marvel Comics Superhero Spider-Man,
In Alan Moore's satirical miniseries 1963, based on numerous Marvel characters of the 1960s, Moore's alter ego "Affable Al" parodies Lee and his allegedly unfair treatment of artists. Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed
The "Young Dan Pussey" stories by Daniel Clowes, collected in Pussey!, feature an exploitative publisher who relies on Lee's gung-ho style and "Bullpen" mythology to motivate his stable of naive and underpaid creators; the stories mainly satirize the state of mainstream comics in the 1990s, but also the subculture of young superhero fans that Lee helped to create. Daniel Gillespie Clowes (born April 14, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Academy Award -nominated American Author
In Marvel's 1991 comic book adaptation of game Double Dragon, a character modeled after Stan Lee was specifically created for the comic and is introduced as the father of the protagonists, Billy and Jimmy Lee. The character is only referred by his first name, Stan, although the play on his name is obvious when one considers the Lee brothers' surname.
In X-Play on the cable network G4, the character "Roger, the Stan Lee Experience" - dubbed "the fifth-best-thing next to Stan Lee" - is a foul-mouthed, perverted stand-up comic parody of Lee. X-Play (previously GameSpot TV and Extended Play) is a TV program about Video games known for its reviews and G4 is an American cable and satellite Television channel originally geared toward male viewers aged 12&ndash34 devoted to the world of Roger's segments normally consist of him describing details of numerous unspeakable adult encounters, usually involving the wife of another Marvel veteran, Jack Kirby, with each encounter somehow leading to the creation of a well-known Marvel character. Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book
In Marvel's July 1997 "Flashback" event, a top-hatted caricature of Lee as a ringmaster introduced stories which detailed events in Marvel characters' lives before they became superheroes, in special "-1" editions of many Marvel titles. The ringmaster or ringleader is often the most important and most-visible performer in the modern Circus. The "ringmaster" depiction of Lee was originally from Generation X #17 (July 1996), where the character narrated a story set primarily in an abandoned circus. Generation X is a Fictional Comic book Superhero team a Spin-off of the X-Men franchise published by Marvel Comics. Though the story itself was written by Scott Lobdell, the narration by "Ringmaster Stan" was written by Lee himself, and the character was drawn in that issue by Chris Bachalo. Scott Lobdell (born 1963 is an American Comic book writer He is mostly known for his work throughout the 1990s on Marvel Comics ' X-Men-related titles Chris Bachalo (born August 23, 1965) is an American Comic book illustrator known for his quirky cartoon-like style Bachalo's depiction of "Ringmaster Stan" was later used in the heading of a short-lived revival of the "Stan's Soapbox" column, which evolved into a question & answer format.
In his given name of Stanley Lieber, Stan Lee appears briefly in Paul Malmont's 2006 novel "The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril".
Lee and other comics creators are mentioned in Michael Chabon's 2000 novel about the comics industry The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Michael Chabon (pron SHAY-bon (born May 24 1963 is an American author and "one of the most celebrated writers of his generation" according to the The Virginia The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a 2000 Novel by American author Michael Chabon that won the Pulitzer Prize
On one of the last pages of "Truth: Red, White, and Black", Lee appears in a real photograph among other celebrities on a wall of the Bradley home.
In Ultimate X-Men #20, a caricature of Lee appears as a photograph next to the letter Xavier leaves for his students.
In Stan Lee Meets Superheroes, Stan Lee comes in to contact with some of his favorite creations. Stan Lee Meets Superheroes was a limited non-canonical Marvel Comics series in which comic book writer Stan Lee met one of the characters he has created The series was written by Lee himself.
Stan Lee appeared in cameos as one-scene characters in many (but not all) movies based on Marvel Comic characters he helped create. Willie Lumpkin is a fictional Supporting character in the Marvel Universe, who is best known as the Mailman of the Fantastic Four Fantastic Four is a 2005 Superhero film based on the Marvel Comics comic Fantastic Four.
At the 2007 Comic-Con International, Marvel Legends introduced a Stan Lee action figure. Comic-Con International San Diego, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre Fan convention founded as the Golden This article is about the action figure line of Marvel characters An action figure is a posable character Figurine, made of Plastic or other materials and often based upon a movie, Comic book, Video game The body beneath the figure's removable cloth wardrobe is re-used from the mold of a previously released Spider-Man action figure, with only minor changes. 
Comics that Stan Lee has written or co-written include:
"I applied for a job in a publishing company . . . I didn't even know they published comics. I was fresh out of high school, and I wanted to get into the publishing business, if I could. There was an ad in the paper that said, "Assistant Wanted in a Publishing House. " When I found out that they wanted me to assist in comics, I figured, 'Well, I'll stay here for a little while and get some experience, and then I'll get out into the real world. ' . . . I just wanted to know, 'What do you do in a publishing company?' How do you write? . . . How do you publish? I was an assistant. There were two people there named Joe Simon and Jack Kirby – Joe was sort-of the editor/artist/writer, and Jack was the artist/writer. Joe was the senior member. They were turning out most of the artwork. Then there was the publisher, Martin Goodman. . . And that was about the only staff that I was involved with. After a while, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby left. I was about 17 years old [sic], and Martin Goodman said to me, 'Do you think you can hold down the job of editor until I can find a real person?' When you're 17, what do you know? I said, 'Sure! I can do it!' I think he forgot about me, because I stayed there ever since". IGN FilmForce (June 26, 2000): Stan Lee interview part 1 of 5
However, in his above-cited, 2002 autobiography, Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee, he says:
"My uncle, Robbie Solomon, told me they might be able to use someone at a publishing company where he worked. The idea of being involved in publishing definitely appealed to me. . . . So I contacted the man Robbie said did the hiring, Joe Simon, and applied for a job. He took me on and I began working as a gofer for eight dollars a week. . . . "
Joe Simon, in his 1990 autobiography The Comic Book Makers (cited under References, below), gives the account slightly differently:
"One day [Goodman's relative known as] Uncle Robbie came to work with a lanky 17-year-old in tow. Joseph H Simon (born October 11, 1913) is a Jewish-American Comic book Writer, Artist, editor, and publisher 'This is Stanley Lieber, Martin's wife's cousin,' Uncle Robbie said. 'Martin wants you to keep him busy. '"
In an appendix, however, Simon appears to reconcile the two accounts. He relates a 1989 conversation with Lee:
Lee: I've been saying this [classified-ad] story for years, but apparently it isn't so. And I can't remember because I['ve] said it so long now that I believe it. "
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Simon: "Your Uncle Robbie brought you into the office one day and he said, 'This is Martin Goodman's wife's nephew. ' [sic] . . . You were seventeen years old. " Lee: "Sixteen and a half!" Simon: "Well, Stan, you told me seventeen. You were probably trying to be older. . . . I did hire you. "
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|Fantastic Four writer|
|Fantastic Four writer|
|The Amazing Spider-Man writer|
|The Amazing Spider-Man writer|
|The Incredible Hulk writer|
(including Tales to Astonish stories)
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(including Journey into Mystery stories)
(with Larry Lieber in 1962)
(with Robert Bernstein in 1963)
|The Avengers writer|
|(Uncanny) X-Men writer|
|Captain America writer|
(including Tales of Suspense stories)