Biography template: Stan Lee Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Stan Lee Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Stan Lee Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Stan Lee Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Stan Lee Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Stan Lee Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Stan Lee Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)

Stan Lee Biography

Father of MARVEL - Stan Lee

Comic book writer | editor | publisher | producer

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About Stan Lee

Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business called Timely Publications which would later become Marvel Comics. He was the primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics and film industries.

In collaboration with others at Marvel—particularly co-writers/artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created iconic characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow. These and other characters' introductions in the 1960s pioneered a more naturalistic approach in superhero comics, and in the 1970s Lee challenged the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to changes in its policies. In the 1980s he pursued the development of Marvel properties in other media, with mixed results.

Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990s, Lee remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in films and television shows based on Marvel characters, on which he received an executive producer credit. 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 the NEA's National Medal of Arts in 2008.

Accolades

  • Stan Lee is congratulated by President George W. Bush on receiving the National Medal of Arts in 2008.

  • Many cities have set up "Stan Lee Day" to honor his creation.

  • On July 18, 2017, as part of D23 Disney Legends event, a ceremony was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard where Stan Lee imprinted his hands, feet, and signature in cement.

  • The New York City Council voted on July 23, 2019 to name a section of University Avenue in the Bronx, between Brandt Place and West 176th Street, as "Stan Lee Way".

  • He has also received different awards and been inducted into prestigious fame, such as the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame, the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, the Sergio Award, etc. His work has also aroused the admiration of all audiences.

Marvel revolution

In the late 1950s, DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz revived the superhero archetype and experienced significant success with an updated version of the Flash, and later with the Justice League of America super-team. In response, publisher Martin Goodman assigned Lee to come up with a new superhero team. Lee's wife suggested that he experiment with stories he preferred, since he was planning on changing careers and had nothing to lose.

Lee acted on the advice, giving his superheroes a flawed humanity, a change from the ideal archetypes typically written for preteens. Before this, most superheroes had been idealistically perfect people with no serious, lasting problems. Lee introduced complex, naturalistic characters who could have bad tempers, fits of melancholy, and vanity; they bickered amongst themselves, worried about paying their bills and impressing girlfriends, got bored or sometimes even physically ill.

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