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About the Artist Stan Lee Marvel Comics

Born in New York City in 1922, Stan Lee’s real name is actually Stanley Martin Lieber. However he believed, and to paraphrase Lee himself, that should he ever realise his dream of someday writing the Great American Novel, that he didn't want to use his real name on what he referred to at the time as these silly little comics.

However, Stan Lee’s name has been synonymous with comic book art for the past 50 years, having being the man behind such iconic superheroes as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, The Avengers, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and various other un-caped crusaders (surprisingly, Lee’s superheroes rarely sport that default wardrobe accoutrement, a cape), who have been borne and raised within the pages of the fabled Marvel comics.

Works By Stan Lee Marvel Comics

  • Wolverine #23 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Wolverine #23
  • The Invincible Iron Man #81 - The Deep End Part 3 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Invincible Iron Man #81 - The Deep End Part 3
  • Giant Size X-Men #1 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Giant Size X-Men #1
  • The Amazing Spider Man #001 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider Man #001
  • The Avengers #1 - Earths Mightiest Super Heroes by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Avengers #1 - Earths Mightiest Super Heroes
  • Marvel Super Heroes Portfolio by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Marvel Super Heroes Portfolio
  • Star Wars # 68 - The Search Begins by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Star Wars # 68 - The Search Begins
  • Star Wars # 52 - To Take The Tarkin by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Star Wars # 52 - To Take The Tarkin
  • Wolverine #17 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Wolverine #17
  • The Incredible Hulk #105 - The Monster Unleashed! by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Incredible Hulk #105 - The Monster Unleashed!
  • The Incredible Hulk #105 - The Monster Unleashed! by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Incredible Hulk #105 - The Monster Unleashed!
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #75 - Death Without Warning! by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider-Man #75 - Death Without Warning!
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #75 - Death Without Warning! by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider-Man #75 - Death Without Warning!
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #100 - The Spider Or The Man? by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider-Man #100 - The Spider Or The Man?
  • The Avengers #58 -  The Avengers Assemble by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Avengers #58 - The Avengers Assemble
  • The Mighty Avengers #67 - Die, Avengers Die! by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Mighty Avengers #67 - Die, Avengers Die!
  • The Avengers #67 - King-Size Special #2 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Avengers #67 - King-Size Special #2
  • The Avengers #67 - King-Size Special #2 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Avengers #67 - King-Size Special #2
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Portfolio - Paper by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider-Man Portfolio - Paper
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Portfolio - Canvas by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider-Man Portfolio - Canvas
  • Super Heroes - Boxed Set Of Three Portfolios (Avengers, Hulk, Spiderman) by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Super Heroes - Boxed Set Of Three Portfolios (Avengers, Hulk, Spiderman)
  • Marvel Superheroes - Set Of 6 - Canvas by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Marvel Superheroes - Set Of 6 - Canvas
  • Marvel Superheroes - Portfolio of 6 - Paper by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Marvel Superheroes - Portfolio of 6 - Paper
  • The Amazing Spider Man #50 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider Man #50
  • The Amazing Spider Man #50 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Amazing Spider Man #50
  • The Invincible Hulk Special #1 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Invincible Hulk Special #1
  • The Invincible Hulk Special #1 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Invincible Hulk Special #1
  • Giant Size X-Men #1 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    Giant Size X-Men #1
  • The Silver Surfer #4 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Silver Surfer #4
  • The Silver Surfer #4 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Silver Surfer #4
  • The Invincible Iron Man #47 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Invincible Iron Man #47
  • The Invincible Iron Man #47 by Stan Lee  Marvel Comics
    The Invincible Iron Man #47



It was Lee’s characters who helped shape kid’s childhoods and paved the way for the majority of superhero-based movies that have dominated the box office in the past couple of decades. Essentially it was Stan Lee who gave rise to what we universally recognise as the embodiment of a superhero today. Minus a cape and a sidekick that is. Indeed, Lee hated the idea that superheroes required sidekicks too, which is why, historically you never see any of the Marvel characters having a slightly irritating companion.

So, what do we know of Stan Lee? Well, for a start he cites his bad memory as to the reasons why he afforded his characters alliterate names (when in civilian clothes that is), for example Peter Parker and Sue Storm; as a way of recalling them at a later date. Stan Lee is nearly always seen wearing his trademark dark sunglasses, and describes his faithful fans, somewhat endearingly, as ‘true believers’.

Lee gained his first role in comic book publishing at the age of 17, as assistant editor for the Timely Comics Group. In 1941 his stock rose when he was asked to work on the 3rd issue of Captain America, after which he was promoted to Editor a year later. In 1972 Lee became both Editorial Director and publisher of Marvel.

Most of his stories are set amid the backdrop of his native New York cityscape, with his characters traditionally very normal, unassuming individuals inadvertently caught up in extraordinary events and circumstances, rather by accident than design. In their non-superhero guises, these main characters are more often highly intelligent and for a large part, employed as scientists. Lee also likes to sculpt his superhero stories as an according metaphor to highlight a contemporary social issue. For instance, the X-Men are said to underline the subject of discrimination found in society.

In fact, never one to shy away from public concerns of the day, Lee penned the famous 1971 ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ story, focusing on Peter Parker’s friend, Harry Osborne nearly dying from experiencing a bad trip whilst on LSD, after being approached to flag up the subject matter by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Stan Lee has it written into his contract that whenever one of the characters he’s credited with having created appears on the big screen, then he has a right to a cameo on that particular film.

Activating that clause, Lee has to date appeared as incidental characters in the following; the Hot Dog Vendor in X-Men (2000), Man in Fair in Spider-Man (2002), Old Man at Crossing in Daredevil (2003), Security Guard in Hulk (2003), Man Dodging Debris in Spider-Man 2 (2004), Willie Lumpkin in Fantastic Four (2005), Water hose Man in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Man in Times Square in Spider-Man 3 (2007), Rejected Wedding Guest in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), the man whom Tony Stark mistakes for Hugh Hefner in Iron Man (2008) as well as an un-credited appearance as the man who drinks the soft drink contaminated with Bruce Banner's blood in The Incredible Hulk (2008).

On retiring from Marvel, their arch-rival, DC Comic invited Lee to pen a limited edition series of stories, titled ‘Just Imagine’; which allowed him to put an altogether different spin on the backgrounds and tales of established, generation-spanning DC superheroes like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash Gordon. Effectively writing them as if from his own pen.

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