STAN LEE – THE MAN
Stan Lee is 95 years young today and continues to be going strong. Stanley Martin Leiber was born to Jewish-Romanian immigrants Jack Leiber and the former Celia Solomon in New York City, on December 28, 1922. He got a job at Timely comics getting coffee and filling inkwells for the people there. One day though he had an opportunity to write a text-only story to serve as filler in a May 1941 “Captain America” comic book.
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The Birth of Stan Lee
“Stan Lee” was then born as he intended to save his full name for the future occasion when he became a writer of literary fiction. He then started writing more superhero stories. When Joe Simon and Jack Kirby left Timely, Stan Lee was then appointed acting editor-in-chief at the age of 19!
The owner of Timely Comics, Martin Goodman, asked Stan to come up with a new group of superheroes to compete with DC. In August of 1961, Stan along with Jack Kirby came out with the Fantastic Four and Marvel was officially born. His superheroes have always been known as normal with everyday problems as compared to DC’s larger than life characters.
Nowadays, Stan is known as much for his cameos in Marvel movies as for his work with the company.
So watch this Stan Lee retrospective from YouTube user, Superhero downlow
He is a national treasure and we thank him for all the joy he has provided us through the years.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STAN LEE… EXCELSIOR!!!
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