Stan Lee United States

28 December 1922 in United States
12 November 2018 in United States
95 years
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Stanley Martin Lieber

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Co-created with Jack Kirby: The Marvel Universe, The Avengers, Black Panther, Fantastic Four, Hulk, X-Men, amongst many.

Co-created with Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber: Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor.

Co-created with Steve Ditko: Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, amongst many.

Co-created with Bill Everett: Daredevil.

Co-created with Don Rico and Don Heck: Black Widow (reusing name of Timely 1940s supernatural hero).

Co-creator of the Destroyer, Jack Frost, Father Time, Millie the Model, Tessie the Typist, Nellie the Nurse, Ravage 2099, Stripperella, amongst others.

Lee reported winning the New York Herald-Tribune Biggest-News-of-the-Week Essay Contest for three consecutive weeks during 1937 which prompted an editor to contact him and recommend he look into becoming a writer. He actually won a seventh place finish on May 7, 1938 (a $2.50 prize) and received honorable mentions on May 21 and May 28, 1938.

Other awards and honors include:

Lifetime Achievement Award for For Excellence in the Art of Animation by the Burbank International Children's Film Festival, 2000;

Jules Verne Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007;

National Medal of Arts, 2008;

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 7072 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California, awarded 4 January 2011;

Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society Awards, 2012:

Vanguard Award from the Producers Guild of America, 2012;

Key Art Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013;

Won for Performance in a Comedy, Supporting in Lego Marvel's Avengers by National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, 2017;

STARmeter Award Lifetime Achievement from the IMDb Awards, 2017;

IFS Award, Best Animated Film, with the Independent Filmmakers Showcase IFS Film Festival, US for God Woke (LNL Partners, Inc., POW! Entertainment, 2016), writer and narrator, 2017.

Enlisted into the U.S. Army in November 1942. Eventually assigned and served in the Training Film Division of the Army's Signal Corps Stationed serving within the United States, circa 1943 to circa 1945, writing films, posters, and training manuals. One of only nine soldiers at the time designated as playwright. Inducted into the Signal Corps Regimental Association on March 3, 2017.

Did support work for Timely, later Atlas and Marvel Comics as assistant editor (titles cover dated 1940), editorial director (titles cover dated 1941 to 1942 and 1946 to 1972), editor in chief (1941 to circa 1942 and circa 1946 to 1972), publisher and vice president (1972 to October 1996), board chairman (? to ?), and chairman emeritus (awarded in ?).

Set up shop with artist Ken Bald to created material for other companies in the late 1940s.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Lee reported that he ghosted unknown western and detective radio show dramas and some TV shows.

Additional biography about Stan Lee found in:

Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1998 series) v2#2, Summer 1998 (flip side of Comic Book Artist);

Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1999 series) v2#3, Winter 1999; #13, March 2002 (an interview from 1964);

Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2015 series) by Peter David and Stan Lee (memoir in comic book format, illustrated by Colleen Doran), November 2015;

cARToon (Cartoon Museum, 1970 series) #3, 1975;

Comic Book Marketplace (Gemstone, 1991 series) #14, June 1992; #61 July 1998, #67 March 1999;

Comics Journal (Fantagraphics, 1977 series) #42, October 1978;

Contemporary Bio-Graphics (Revolutionary, 1991 series) #1, 1991;

Comics Forum [U.K.] (Comic Creators Guild, 1992 series) #4, Summer 1993;

Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee (Touchstone, 2002 series) by George Mair and Stan Lee, May 7, 2002 (memoir);

FOOM (Marvel, 1973 series) #1, February 1973;

Gold & Silver, Overstreet's Comic Book Quarterly (Gemstone, 1994 series) #4, April-June 1994;

Marvelmania (Marvelmania International, 1970 series) #6, 1971;

New York Times, Obituaries, "Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics" by Jonathan Kandell and Andy Webster, November 12, 2018 (;

Stan Lee: Conversations (Conversations with Comic Artists Series) (University Press of Mississippi, 2012 series) July 6, 2007;

Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017 series) by Bob Batchelor, September 15, 2017;

Washington Post, Obituaries, "Stan Lee, Creator of Superheroes, Dies at 95", by Alexander F. Remington and

Michael Cavna, November 12 at 2:15 PM (via;

Who Is Stan Lee? (Who Was?) (Penguin Workshop; DGS edition, 2014 series) by Geoff Edgers, December 26, 2014;

Wikipedia "Stan Lee";

"With Great Power …: The Stan Lee Story" (1821 Pictures, Emerging Entertainment, in association with POW! Entertainment) 2010 (television documentary);

World Encyclopedia of Comics (Chelsea House Publishers, 1976 series) 1976, 1999 (hardcover);

World Encyclopedia of Comics (Avon Books, 1976 series) 1977 (trade paperback reprint of hardcover)

Syndication work:

Did ghost writing work for a number of unknown features.

Amazing Spider-Man daily and Sunday (Register And Tribune Syndicate, 1977 series) 1977-01-03 - 1985-02-24, writer; (Cowles Syndicate, 1985 series) 1985-02-25 - 1986-08-23, writer; (King Features Syndicate, 1986 series) 1986-08-24 - 2019-03-17 (Sunday only) and 2019-03-23 (daily only, then went into reprints), writer (credited, though the strip had been ghost written by Roy Thomas for some unknown time prior to its going into reprints);

Cub's Quiz Sunday (Field Enterprises [Chicago Sun-Times], 1957 series) 1957-03-30 - 1958 (Topper to Mrs. Lyon's Cubs comic strip), writer;

Den Fun Sunday (Field Enterprises [Chicago Sun-Times], 1957 series) 1957-03-30 - 1958 (Topper to Mrs. Lyon's Cubs comic strip), writer;

Howdy Doody Sunday (United Feature Syndicate, 1950 series), 1951-01-07 - 1951-01-21, writer;

Incredible Hulk daily and Sunday (Register And Tribune Syndicate, 1978 series) 1978-10-30 - 1980-03-29 (daily), 1978-11-05 - 1980-04-06 (Sunday), writer;

Mrs. Lyon's Cubs Sunday (Field Enterprises [Chicago Sun-Times], 1957 series) 1957-02-10 - 1958, writer;

My Friend Irma daily (Los Angeles Mirror Syndicate, 1950 series) 1952-06-02 - 1952-05-30, writer;

Says Who daily (Register And Tribune Syndicate, 1976 series) 09-27-1976 - 1976 (Photo comic), writer;

Virtue of Vera Valiant daily and Sunday (Los Angeles Times Syndicate, 1976 series) 1976-10-11 - 1977-09-04, writer;

Willie Lumpkin daily and Sunday (Publishers' Syndicate, 1959 series) 1959-12-07 - 1961-04-29, writer (Biography from GCD.)

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