Aug 16, 2012 on how he got his start in the comic book business. Stan lee, the godfather of marvel comics whose cast of characters such as spiderman, the hulk and the xmen were beloved by millions of. Or sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of open culture in your inbox. With big name comic veterans breaking off to create a whole new industry through artisan, independently published comic books and graphic novels, having this compendium from stan lee. In april 2012, stan lee s mighty 7 was slated to be developed into media formats via a squared elxsi entertainment llc a2e2. Im kind of new to collecting and kind of surprised that it isnt common knowledge, i mean it is stan lee who has been appearing in comics for decades. Stan lee, marvel comics legend behind iconic superheroes. Stan lee on his favorite dc character, marvel movies and more. I spend most of my time in the office working on movies, television shows and animation, says lee. Working with artist jack kirby, stan lee cocreated the xmen, and the avengers.
Most comic publishing companies were established in the united states of america where comics became popular in the mid 1900s. Then by 2012, stan is hired by archie comics to create a new comic book series. Since the dawn of the marvel universe in 1961, stan lee has been the public face of superhero comics, and the cocreator of some of the worlds most popular fictional characters. Stan lee initially broke into comics at just 17 years of age during a time before marvel was even its own company. This book is one of the few you will ever need to write and properly pacedraw comic books. Among the hundreds of characters and teams that he helped to create were the fantastic four, spiderman.
The universal themes of marvels comics, i the good guy gets the bad beats the bad guy, i guess. Pages in category characters created by stan lee the following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 344 total. Lee, who made cameos in a number of the marvel cinematic universe movies, is credited with creating some of the most popular comic book. In this excerpt from the stan lee story, learn how his career in comics began. Although it is not unique to marvel comics, which means that stan lee s own poor memory is somewhat irrelevant, i would imagine that it did begin as a mnemonic device to facilitate easy recollection of the characters names, which became a longstanding tradition in the comic book. After some unsuccessful pitches, stan felt disappointment and seemed he finally ran out. Comic book legend stan lee treated like royalty at comiccon. The other essential stan lee work, amazing spiderman, sees stan lee and steve ditko and john romita perfect the marvel formula when it comes to soap opera and melodrama.
Free comics stories will be made available for one month on the service starting april 2. Stan lee was an american comic book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of marvel comics. Also be sure to check out and vote for your favorite characters in this list of the best comic book characters created by stan lee. In the big bang theory, 3rd season, 16th episode, raj koothrappali has some issues about stan lees choose for characters names. Stan lee didnt invent the comic book superhero, but hes certainly one of the biggest name in the sport especially given the recent marvel. Think marvel comics, and the first superhero that comes to mind is the inimitable stan lee. Most lovers of comic books have known his name all their collecting lives. The characters he has created include the fantastic four, spiderman, iron man, the avengers and the incredible hulk. A 2 e2 is a jointventure between a squared entertainment a 2 and tata elxsi formed in january 2011 which elxsi ends in october 2012. Lee created spiderman with artist steve ditko because they wanted a unique hero people could relate to. And here is more rather interesting information on stan lee. Click here to see this thread with all of the graphics, features, and links. Sep 02, 2016 creator of spiderman, stan lee is in toronto for his last appearance in canada at fan expo.
Each story stands on its own two legs, so to speak. Lee junfan november 27, 1940, san francisco july 20, 1973 hong kong, professionally known as bruce lee, was an americanborn chinese martial artist, instructor, philosopher, actor and founder. For those of you who dont know his name, i am sure you have heard of his creations. He rose through the ranks of a familyrun 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. I gotta second this and strongly support accepting sam wilson. He is noted for his extensive cameo appearances in marvel films and video games. Just as stan lees writing humanized superheroes in the 1960s, this book humanizes lee salon talks to colleen doran, who illustrated stan lees amazing. Nov 30, 2018 babycenter is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. A fullfledged avenger, sam also actually became captain america in 2014, being handpicked by retiring steve rogers as his replacement. Nov 01, 2009 when stan lee media went bankrupt, we decided to form another company, pow. Stan lee is coteaching a free comic book mooc, and. Everything fans should know about stan lee cinemablend. List of all stan lee comic book characters marvel comics.
In the big bang theory, 3rd season, 16th episode, raj koothrappali has some issues about stan lee s choose for characters names. Stan lee writer the universal themes of marvel comics. Lees comics comics, graphic novels, manga and anime from. From the legendary cocreator of spiderman, the incredible hulk. Jul 24, 2016 comic book legend stan lee treated like royalty at comic con. Stan lee, in my mind, has to be one of the all time most recognizable individuals in the comic book industry. One day, some 50 years ago, the legendary comicbook writer stan lee saw a fly on the wall and thought, wouldnt it be something if a hero could stick to a wall like a fly. Stan lee bids farewell to new york comic con artnet news. As the honorary chair of library card signup month, lee has donated his image to a print and digital public service announcement psa. Stan lee, creator of comic book franchises such as spiderman, the incredible hulk and xmen, smiles during a photo session in his office in santa monica, calif.
Sep, 2016 the comic book history of the fictional stan lee. Stan the man lee was one of the most famous writers of comic books. Among the hundreds of characters and teams that he helped to create were the fantastic four, spiderman, the hulk, the avengers, daredevil, and the xmen. Stan lee, the creator of some of the most famous marvel comic characters, passed away on november 12, 2018. Stan lee, original name stanley martin lieber, born december 28, 1922, new york, new york, u. This is a chronicle of the ways in which the writer, stan lee along with seminal illustrators like jack kirby, steve ditko, and others reinvented comic book characters as complex, multifaceted human beings and ushered in the golden age of comics. And so as the years went by, stan lee s contributions and prominence in the comic book field grew immensely. If you have an issue with the ranking, well, take it up with lee.
This category is for fictional characters created or cocreated by stan lee. Among the hundreds of characters and teams that he helped to create were. Stan was born in new york city, to celia solomon and jack lieber, a. Stan lee, the marvel comics legend behind many of their most famous characters, is getting attention for the first and last pieces he wrote. Stan lee, american comic book writer best known for his work with marvel comics. Comic book legend stan lee named honorary chair of library. To try and summarize the comic book career of stan lee is almost. Stan lee and marvel saved the comicbook industry quartz. We have an extensive selection of rare comics, and back issue comics, including golden age comics, silver age comics, bronze age comics, and more.
How stan lees comics impacted american culture jewish week. Jun 10, 2016 while many people are responsible for the creation of all the comic book characters that now fill our movie screens, the man who is given most of the credit for their popularity is marvels stan lee. Raj koothrappalis list about stan lees characters names. Beast comics beetle comics billy connors comics black bolt. Nov 21, 2018 famous comic book characters created or cocreated by stan lee, listed alphabetically with photos. I answered an ad in the paper for a position at a magazine company, and it turned out to be at timely comics. Jul 24, 2014 comic book legend stan lee has abruptly canceled his appearance at this years san diego comiccon the hollywood reporter has learned that the 91yearold cocreator of spiderman, hulk. This september, stan lee the cocreator of spiderman, the hulk, xmen, iron man and the fantastic four will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all.
A huge pop culture figure with decades in the comic book business, lee. Marvel unlimited now offering free access to iconic comic book stories. Learn more about lee s life and career in this article. You you write a story, whether its spiderman, or iron man, or daredevil, or dr strange or whatever, and you want to make that story. In the 1960s and 1970s, in the pages of comic books such as marvels captain america and sgt. Stan lee author of how to draw comics the marvel way. The xmen are one of the most popular and recognizable teams in comics, but if legendary creator stan lee had had his way the team would have had a very different name. Im not involved with the comic book operation daytoday anymore. Stan lee and marvel saved the comic book industry after the us congress tried to kill it. Lee, marvel transformed the comic book world by imbuing its characters with the selfdoubts and neuroses of average people. The next thing, probably, is stan lee who helped create those iconic characters and has been the public face of marvel for decades. December 28, 1922 november 12, 2018 was an american comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. Hired by captain america cocreator joe simon, lee started off as an assistant at. Famous comic book characters created or cocreated by stan lee, listed alphabetically with photos.
We carry a full line of new comics and graphic novels. The oldest comic publishing company on this list is the nowdefunct book publishing company, david mckay publications that was founded in 1882 and published comics from 1935 to 1950. How stan lee s comics impacted american culture the jewish role in the american comic book industry is undeniable and cannot be overstated. Hired by captain america cocreator joe simon, lee started off as an. Stan lee is the former head writer, editorial and art director, publisher, and chairman of marvel comics, where he now holds the title of chairman emeritus. Stan lee the pseudonym he chose when he first began writing comic books in the early 1940s became the editorinchief of timely comics before he was even 20 years old. Hulk, thor the marvel comics version of thor, of course he didnt go back in time and invent the real deal.
Stan lee just picked his favorite comic book movie of all. The cocreator of marvel comics superheroes including spiderman and the x men who took them on to screen success. See the first and last pieces that stan lee wrote the. Stan lee scripted, artdirected, and edited most of the comic book series at marvel comics throughout the 1960s. With those caveats out of the way, here is our list of the 100 most important lee characters in the marvel universe, ranked in ascending order of importance. The man behind marvel focuses on where lee came from, what influenced him, and how he became the immortal face of the comic book industry. Baby names inspired by comic book characters babycenter. The marvel characters and comics that stan lee created. Raj koothrappalis list about stan lee s characters names. Nov 12, 2018 stan lee born stanley martin lieber was an american writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of marvel comics. Introduced in 1969, he was the comic book sidekick of captain america, and absolutely historical for being the first africanamerican superhero.
Working in the office were robbie solomon, who was a minor exec, a woman bookkeeper dont remember her name a male bookkeeper named milton schiffman. From the legendary cocreator of spiderman, the incredible hulk, fantastic four, xmen, and iron man lee, stan, ditko, steve, kane, gil, kirby, jack, ross, alex on. Lee was the one who was behind spiderman, one of marvels most successful characters of all time and the most profitable comic book character ever since his debut in 1962. An amazingly abridged official marvel list of the best characters cocreated by stan lee. Stan lee was a legend in the world of comics, having created some of the most popular comic book. See us in person, or shop online at our ebay store. Origins of marvel comics 1974 by stan lee marvel presents the origins and history of its most famous creations, narrated by stan the man lee, included are the beginnings of the fantastic four, the hulk, spiderman, thor, dr. Artists tributes to late comic book legend stan lee rip superheroes yesterday, on the 12th of november, one of the most famous american comic book writers and publishers, stan lee. Stan the man lee, marvel comics s legendary founder, is the writer and cocreator of such timeless characters as the avengers, the xmen, spiderman, iron man, the fantastic four, and the hulk.
Happy birthday, stan lee, the mind behind classic comics from jack frost to spider man and the xmen, whos still publishing at age 94. The fantastic four were stan lee s first creation with artist jack kirby and they were an instant success for marvel. The superheroes he created seemed more meaningful and realistic. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. Stan lee was a legend in the world of comics, having created some of the most popular comic book characters of all time. In doing so, he pioneered a more naturalistic approach to writing superhero comics in the. Stan lee, even the comic book great ones have problems. Why are there so many double initials in comic books. Artists tributes to late comic book legend stan lee rip. Dec 28, 2016 stan lee born stanley leiber celebrates his 94th birthday today, still as much of a comic book icon in 2016 that he has been for the past seven decades. Oct 07, 2016 its the last year, however, for one the cons biggest draws, as legendary marvel chairman and comic book creator stan lee has announced that this con will be his last in new york, the city of. Lee s superheroes captured the imagination of teens and young adults who were part of the population spike known as the post world war ii baby boom, and sales soared. And one iconic figure that continues to make his presence felt at the event is comic creator stan lee. Black knight comics character black knight nathan garrett black knight sir percy black panther.672 1267 154 1340 1041 733 972 109 1052 896 413 1425 1384 455 150 561 293 370 1335 573 1350 1416 1148 972 801 945 1257 28 683 958 1159 1028 901 268 480 1360 918 714 162 904 592 317 1364