See the first and last pieces that stan lee wrote the. He was the primaryat times, solewriter for marvel in the 1960s when the company was becoming marvel comics. Lee and kirby created the black panther to address the dearth of prominent black characters in comics. Lee, who made cameos in a number of the marvel cinematic universe movies, is credited with creating some of the most popular comic book. December 28, 1922 november 12, 2018 was an american comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. Fred prouserreuters with his comics and characters, lee transformed america. I n the wake of reports that stan lee passed away at the age of 95 on monday, fans are mourning the loss of the legendary marvel comics creator lee, who made cameos in a number of the marvel. His straighttalking advice for young writers and artists how to stay genuine, how to structure a story from scratch. Stan lees comic book characters transformed america. Comic book legend stan lee, left, cocreator of the black panther. His cocreations include some of the most wellknown and beloved.
This category is for fictional characters created or cocreated by stan lee. Raj koothrappalis list about stan lee s characters names. The marvel characters and comics that stan lee created. Nov 27, 2018 a abomination comics absorbing man acrobat comics actor comics adria comics aged genghis agent x jim burley agon comics airwalker liz. He made appearances at comic book conventions around america, lecturing at colleges and participating in panel discussions. Stan lee is known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. In stan lee s how to draw comics, stan lee sets out to teach everything he knows about drawing and comic book characters, the book focuses primarily on actionadventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles, such as romance, humor, horror, and the widely influential manga style. Stan lee was an american comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. How stan lees comics broke down barriers hollywood reporter. Stan lee, creator of legendary marvel comic book superheroes. He rose through the ranks of a familyrun business to become marvel comics primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the. Stan lee cocreated over 1,000 marvel heroes and villains.
Few comics writers have created so many popular and enduring franchises. Youll note that i said that the intro to the black marvels first appearance was very stan lee esque. Stan lee reveals the first superhero that inspired him. Stan lee scripted, artdirected, and edited most of the comic book series at marvel comics throughout the 1960s. Stan lee is the most famous character in the history of comics, a testament to his. Also be sure to check out and vote for your favorite characters in this l. In the big bang theory, 3rd season, 16th episode, raj koothrappali has some issues about stan lee s choose for characters names. Spiderman, iron man, the hulk, the xmen, the avengers, the fantastic four, black panther, the list goes on and on. With those caveats out of the way, here is our list of the 100 most important lee characters in the marvel universe, ranked in ascending order of importance. Marvel unlimited now offering free access to iconic comic book stories. His 1960s superhero creations for marvel comics were instrumental in the socalled silver age of comic books, a period of artistic advancement and commercial success in mainstream comic books. I n the wake of reports that stan lee passed away at the age of 95 on monday, fans are mourning the loss of the legendary marvel comics creator lee, who made cameos in a. Stan the man lee was one of the most famous writers of comic books.
Here are stan the man lees most iconic marvel creations. The character s classic debut cover, of course, features steve rogers socking the fuhrer in the jaw. Stanley lieber, dit stan lee, ne le 28 decembre 1922 a new york et mort le 12 novembre 2018. Stan lee was a legend in the world of comics, having created some of the most popular comic book characters of all time. A abomination comics absorbing man acrobat comics actor comics adria comics aged genghis agent x jim burley agon comics airwalker liz. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with. Nov 14, 2018 stan lee initially broke into comics at just 17 years of age during a time before marvel was even its own company. This issue was made after jack left marvel and went over to dc, and satirized stan lee as funky flashman as a verbose user and abuser of artistic talent, working as a driver of slaves in a happy marvel family. Nov 12, 2018 marvel and stan lee made several black characters popular at an important time in american history, says curtis johnson, a comic book enthusiast from detroit. Famous comic book characters created or cocreated by stan lee, listed alphabetically with photos. Learn more about lee s life and career in this article. Stan the man lee born stanley martin lieber, december 28, 1922 november 12, 2018 was a comic book writer, editor, chairman emeritus of marvel comics, and creator or cocreator of just about all of marvels most recognizable characters, with the major exceptions being captain america note, the punisher note, and wolverine note. Nov 12, 2018 to try and summarize the comic book career of stan lee is almost impossible.
Nov 14, 2018 stan lee was in the process of creating one final marvel superhero before he died, its been revealed. Stan lee left an immeasurable impact not just on comic books, but on all of. Black panther, comic strip superhero created for marvel comics by writer stan lee and artist jack kirby. Mention marvel comics, and the first thing that comes to mind is superheroes like spiderman and the hulk. Legendary comic book writer, editor, and publisher stan lee died on monday. Stan the man lee, the godfather of the superhero genre and the public face of marvel comics, had one last superhero character that he created with his with his daughter, j.
Nov 12, 2018 stan lee is known as the cocreator of any number of comic book characters. In an interview with fans for amcs comic book men back in 2012, lee was asked about whether his characters would be the same if they were created today versus in the 60s. Also be sure to check out and vote for your favorite characters in this. Over most of the next decade, the iconic pair worked together for 102 issues and a few specials, where they created the worlds of the fantastic four, the inhumans, black panther and laid out the framework for marvels cosmos. Stan lee cocreated one last superhero with his daughter. Why stan lee created black panther and other powerful black. Nov 12, 2018 stan lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of marvel comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a reallife superhero to comicbook lovers everywhere, has died. It was the trippiest of comic series at the time, as the book touched on. Stan lee lambiek comiclopedia comicbook strip books. Dec 11, 2019 stan lee is a man who needs no introduction. Though many of the movies in the marvel cinematic universe can be traced to comic book stories that have happened in the 21st century, it would all be for naught without the roots of these heroes. Theres no question that longtime writer, editor, and creator stan lee forever changed the face of the comic book industry and, really, entertainment in general, through his creations and his work.
Kevin feige says stan lee, jack kirby, and steve ditko are. He cocreated the fantastic four 1961, with jack kirby. Free comics stories will be made available for one month on the service starting april 2. Lee created spiderman with artist steve ditko because they wanted a unique hero people could relate to. The characters he has created include the fantastic four, spiderman, iron man, the avengers and the incredible hulk. Pages in category characters created by stan lee the following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 344 total. Breaking from the traditional superhero archetype, these characters were flawed, argued with each.
Kindle direct publishing indie digital publishing made easy. Raj koothrappalis list about stan lees characters names. How stan lee helped revolutionize comic books pbs newshour. Marvel and stan lee made several black characters popular at an important time in american history, says curtis johnson, a comic book enthusiast from detroit. Stan lee didnt invent the comic book superhero, but hes certainly one of the biggest name in the sport especially given the recent marvel.
This increases stan s sole creatorship claim up a notch by writing that stan lee created the marvel age of comics. Stan was born in new york city, to celia solomon and jack lieber, a dress cutter. Stan lee, american comic book writer best known for his work with marvel comics. The fantastic four were stan lee s first creation with artist jack kirby and they were an instant success for marvel. As this was easily the biggest rampup to popularity of the marvel comics brand. Stan lee created people who wanted to change the world. This is a chronicle of the ways in which the writer, stan lee along with seminal illustrators like jack kirby, steve ditko, and others reinvented comic book characters as complex, multifaceted human beings and ushered in the golden age of comics. Stan lee, the godfather of marvel comics whose cast of characters such as spiderman, the hulk and the xmen were beloved by millions of readers for decades before becoming a. Jc lee, the daughter of the late comic book legend, vowed to see the male character through.
Stan lee created one final marvel superhero before his death. The silver surfera supporting character introduced without warning by jack kirby in the fantastic four comic book became a favorite of lee s. Spiderman made his debut in the last issue of amazing fantasy in 1962. Trouble is, it may not have been written by stan lee. Learn more about lees life and career in this article. Nov 12, 2018 lee, who made cameos in a number of the marvel cinematic universe movies, is credited with creating some of the most popular comic book superheroes and villains of all time, including spiderman. Nov 15, 2018 famous comic book characters created or cocreated by stan lee, listed alphabetically with photos. Hired by captain america cocreator joe simon, lee started off as an assistant at. Mar 12, 2014 the great stan lee sat down with seagate at his pow. The marvel characters and comics that stan lee created insider. Stan lees 10 most iconic marvel creations syfy wire. Lee was the one who was behind spiderman, one of marvels most successful characters of all time and the most profitable comic book character ever since his debut in 1962. The comics legend helped conjure countless characters and stories in the silver. Why stan lee created black panther and other powerful.
In this excerpt from the stan lee story, learn how his career in comics began. Stan lee initially broke into comics at just 17 years of age during a time before marvel was even its own company. Nov 12, 2018 stan lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created, said bob iger, chairman and ceo of the walt disney company. The late stan lee, cocreator of many of marvel comics bestknown characters, famously made cameo appearances in almost all of marvels movies. I ts april 24, and in a few weeks, the avengers directed by joss whedon, based on characters stan cocreated for marvel comics in the 1960s will open recordbreakingly huge around the world. Stan lee, cocreator of spiderman and other usually disguised superheroes, says his earliest inspiration in the genre was novel hero sir percy blakeney, a. Comicbook legend stan lee, cocreator of spiderman and. An amazingly abridged official marvel list of the best characters cocreated by stan lee. Jul 08, 2017 it is possible that his old creative partner jack kirby saw this 1971 episode, and satirized stan lee, toupee and all in mr. Nov 12, 2018 superhero stan lee fought for justice and diversity with relatable comic book characters stan lee created relatable, decent people to change the world for the better fighting racism and bias. The next thing, probably, is stan lee who helped create those iconic characters and. From the legendary cocreator of spiderman, the incredible hulk, fantastic four, xmen, and iron man. Four groundbreaking marvel female characters that stan lee.
Stan lee was an american comic book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of marvel comics. Stan lee is known as the cocreator of any number of comic book characters. For so many reasons, the characters that lee cocreated have endured for decades mainly because their experiences could be considered timeless. He is noted for his extensive cameo appearances in marvel films and video games. Stan lee leaves has left behind a legacy of iconic comic book characters that have made a gargantuan impact on pop culture but among the spidermans, iron mans, and hulks that the late marvel comics editor created oftentimes with illustrator jack kirby are some equally impactful female superheroes and supervillains.1309 917 1156 471 876 571 932 672 63 403 912 1102 635 789 306 759 70 607 429 262 383 417 737 1476 924 177 653 205 743 233