100 years ago! On December 28, 1922, Stan Lee was born in New York, a man who, thanks to his restless mind and charisma, built the foundations of what we know today as Marvel
It is impossible to think about the history of Marvel without the contributions of one of the men who wrote his name in gold letters in the history of La Casa de las Ideas, Stanley Martin Liberman, better known as Stan Lee, who was born on December 28 1922, 100 years ago.
Stanley Martin Lieber, real name of Stan Lee, was born on December 28, 1922 on the island of Manhattan, in New York. At the age of 17 he got a job as an assistant at Timely Comics, which eventually became what is now known as Marvel Entertainment.
Influenced by writers such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stan Lee debuted in 1940 with a brief account of Captain America.
Of a possible resignation to success… ’nuff Said!
To honor Stan’s centennial, let’s fill this post with memories! Please share your favorite Stan anecdotes, cameos & stories.
We can’t wait to share more of Stan’s work with you & we’re thankful that your support will keep Stan’s memory alive for years to come.#stanlee100 pic.twitter.com/t6DaYM2uPC
—Stan Lee (@TheRealStanLee) December 28, 2022
Marvel’s bullpen in the early 1960s featured some of the biggest and best creatives. His first great success came in November 1961, when Stan Lee created the story of The Fantastic Four, thanks to the support that his wife, Joan, gave him.
Along with cartoonists such as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr. and Bill Everett, Lee gave us characters like Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, Avengers, X-Men, Black Panther, Silver Surfer, just to mention a few of those who laid the foundations of Marvel Comics.
In 1995, Stan Lee was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame for his outstanding career, which led him to win multiple recognitions such as the Saturn Awards, Hugo Awards, the Scream Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Contact with readers and his Stan’s Soapbox
Stan felt great pride and appreciation for the admiration and love shown to him by fans over the years, and we’re grateful to be able to continue sharing his work, life, and legacy with the world.#StanLee #HappyThanksgiving pic.twitter.com/Jhk8bCWgaL
—Stan Lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 24, 2022
For years, Stan Lee stood in court in the pages of “Stan’s Soapbox,” his personal column that appeared in every Marvel comic published between 1967 and 1980.
Reflecting on everything from Marvel philosophy to storytelling, entertainment, and bigger topics like politics and prejudice, “Stan’s Soapbox” was a firsthand account of the issues of the day.
This column was a direct channel for Marvel fans aka “True Believers” to get involved and share!
Stan Lee’s talent went beyond comics
Did you know that Stan Lee is also part of the very fabric of the Marvel Universe? On several occasions the smiling Stan entered the pages of Marvel, highlighting his first cameo, alongside Kack Kirby, at the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm.
Everyone has a favorite Stan cameo from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and without a doubt seeing him on Earth, Xandar, Sakaar, and beyond was one of the highlights.
Stan Lee, the voice in favor of social causes
Stan made his comic book debut 81 years ago with a 2 page text story in Captain America Comics #3. Because this was Stan, his first comic credit from him proved historic in more than one way: It was also the first time Cap threw his shield in the comics (in text only, at this point). pic.twitter.com/jUEK99Kb24
—Stan Lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 15, 2022
Hate, discrimination and totalitarian power were issues that concerned the members of the Marvel bullpen with Stan Lee as leader.
In the creative aspect, Stan Lee opposed these evils of society by creating the X-Men and Black Panther, a character that in the 70s raised a lot of controversy.
While in his editorial space, Stan Lee invited his readers to be good to their fellow men and put aside hate, which leads nowhere.
Happy 100 years Stan Lee! (Wherever you are)
Marvel Visionaries: Stan Lee in SMASH and Marvel Comics Mexico
Don’t miss the first adventures of the best comic book characters and more stories in one volume that every good Marvel fan should have in their collection.
SMASH and Marvel Comics Mexico presents: Marvel Deluxe Marvel Visionaries: Stan Lee. The Man, together with illustrators such as Jack Kirby, Don Heck, Bill Everett, Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Steve Ditko present the best of La Casa de las Ideas.
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