It has been over one year since the passing of the comic titan, Stan Lee. Some writers are famous for creating one iconic character – Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, etc. However, Stan Lee devised over 600 characters throughout his life.
Ironically, Stan was originally embarrassed to be a comic writer. The Spider-Man co-creator said people walked away from him when he told him what he did for a living. Although he was born Stanley Lieber, he took on the pseudonym, Stan Lee because, “I felt someday I’d write the great American Novel and I didn’t want to use my real name on these silly little comics.”
At first, Stan saw himself writing comics as a means towards an end. But during the 1960s, he was writing, co-writing, or editing every comic in Marvel. Working with other comic legends like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan reinvigorated the industry.
Despite being the most recognizable comic writer of all time, there’s a lot of things people don’t know about Stan the Man. So, to celebrate his work, let’s have a look at a few things you may not know about Stan Lee!
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