Stan Lee

Stan Lee
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Stan Lee in comic form with Spider-Man
NameStanley Martin Lieber
NicknameStan Lee
BornDecember 28 1922 (age 86)
Birth PlaceNew York
NationalityAmerican
Known forSpider-Man
Fantastic Four
X-Men
Hulk
Iron Man
Daredevil
Doctor Strange
Thor

[edit] Comics

Stan Lee found work in a company called Timely Comics, which would soon become Marvel Comics. He made a filler based on Captain America under the nickname Stan Lee. He eventually was able to start making actual comics instead of fillers. His first inventions were the Destroyer, Jack Frost, Father Time along with the better known Captain America. Lee was briefly in the army and was replaced until he returned. Timely Comics became Atlas comics. Stan Lee wrote several stories of several genres, but thought of quitting. When DC comics revived the superhero genre, Lee was told to work back at Atlas as he had nothing to lose.[1] He created superheroes with flaws, such as the typical human like greed girlfriends etc. Jack Kirby and Lee's first invention together was the Fantastic Four. The popularity meant that Kirby and Lee could invent more characters, such as X-Men, Daredevil, Iron Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, and the most popular Spider-Man. Marvel, Stan and Jack rose in popularity, and their only rivals now were DC comics. Eventually, the US department of Health, Education and Welfare told Lee to invent a story depicting the downside of drugs. Stan did the story but the Comics Code did not like any portrayal of drugs, good or bad and did not give the issue the Comics Code seal. Years later, movies were being made on Lee's superheroes, and Lee was in charge of media representations of the comic characters in TV and film. Because of this, Lee did brief appearances in several Marvel films.

[edit] Cameos in TV, comics and movies

  • Stan Lee and Jack Kirby appeared as themselves as guests in the Fantastic Four Annual #3, during Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman's wedding. Both were turned away by security. A very similar occurrence happened in Fantasic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but Stan was alone when he got turned away.
  • Stan appeared as a jury foreman in The Trials of the Incredible Hulk (1989).
  • In the videogames Spider-Man (2000) and Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro (2001), Lee voices the narrator.
  • In X-Men (2000), Stan appeared near a hotdog stand when the Senator escapes Magneto.
  • In Spider-Man (2002), Stan appeared as a person who rescues a girl from falling debris during the first Spider-Man and Green Goblin battle.
  • In Daredevil (2003), Stan is stopped by a young Matt Murdoch from crossing the street and consequently getting hit by a car.
  • In Hulk (2003), Stan plays a security guard early in the movie.
  • In Spider-Man 2 (2004), during the first Spider-Man and Aunt May against Doc Ock battle alongside a building, Stan again rescues someone from falling debris.
  • In Fantastic Four (2004), Stan plays an actual character, the mailman, Willie Lumpkin.
  • In X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Lee appears in a '20 years Earlier' scene as a neighbour right at the beginning of the movie.
  • In Spider-Man 3 (2007), Lee tells Peter, "I guess one man can make a difference", looks at Peter and says his now known catchphrase: "Nuff said."
  • In Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Lee plays himself as a wedding guest to Mr Fantastic and Invisible Woman's wedding. He is rejected by security. This cameo mirrors when in the comics, Lee and Jack Kirby were also rejected wedding guests in a similar incident.
  • In Iron Man (2008), Tony Stark mistakes Stan Lee for Hugh Hefner.

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