Stan Lee

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Name: Stan Lee
Also Known As: (born) Stanley Martin Lieber
Occupation: Writer, editor, publisher, producer, actor, television host, voice actor, author
Medium: comics, animated series, television, films, video games
Works: X-Men, Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, The Avengers, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Stripperella, Mosaic, Zodiac, Stan Lee's Mighty 7, Nikita, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, The Super Hero Squad Show
Official Website(s): The Real Stan Lee[1], therealstanlee (LJ)
Fan Website(s):
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Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was for many years the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics (and later its publisher and chairman). In the early '60s, he was charged with creating a new type of superhero to compete with those belonging to DC Comics. Under his helm, Marvel expanded from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation. Lee is best known as the co-creator of such Marvel Comics series such as X-Men, Fantastic Four, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Avengers, Daredevil and Spider-Man, many of which have been parlayed into highly successful movie and television franchises.

October 2, 2009 was declared "Stan Lee Day" by County of Los Angeles and The City of Long Beach.

His acting roles were usually just cameos, especially in the film versions of various Marvel titles. (Besides playing himself, roles include Mailman, Hotdog Stand Vendor, Security Guard, Librarian, Beauty Pageant Judge, Mental Ward patient, and Pickup Truck Driver.) He also had cameo appearances in many non-MCU movies based on comics he co-created, such as the Sam Raimi Spider-Man (2002-2007) trilogy.

He had cameos in many TV shows, such as The Big Bang Theory, Heroes (TV), Eureka, Nikita (2010 TV series), and Chuck (TV)

He was the narrator in various animated series (e.g. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), but also had several roles as well (for example Mayor of Superhero City in The Super Hero Squad Show).

Since Lee died in November 2018, the US release of Captain Marvel in March 2019 was the closest in time, and the Marvel Studios logo at the beginning of that film pays tribute to him by substituting his cameo appearances into the logo instead of clips of the various superheroes, ending with a title card “Thank You Stan”. His posthumous cameo in Avengers: Endgame was his last MCU movie cameo.


Similarities in style, themes across all works

Notable interactions with fans

Opinion(s) on record about fandom, fanfic, etc.

"I have had great fun creating all my characters, and have really enjoyed seeing my fans creating their own stories"[2]





  1. ^ "Stan Lee Launches Official Website, """ by Josh Wilding at Posted on February 7, 2012. (Accessed 28 March 2014)
  2. ^ Stan Lee Creates New Superheroes for Plotagon. Variety. Published October 12, 2013. Accessed May 9, 2014.