The Marvel Universe: The Creator - Stan Lee

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All fans of comic books about the Avengers probably knowan elderly eccentric barbel, appearing in episodes of each picture about the adventures of superheroes. This is Stan Lee - the ex-president of the board of directors of Marvel. The creator of the comics recently celebrated the 94th anniversary. Stan never denied himself the pleasure of appearing a cameo in the next film of the Marvel universe. He is an express delivery chauffeur, a veteran of the war, boasting to Thor his exploits. In the article we will describe a brief biography of a talented screenwriter and actor.


The parents of Stan, the Jews of Jack and Celia Libera,arrived in the US from Romania. The boy's father worked as a cutter. But soon came the Great Depression, and there was practically no work for Jack. At the end of 1922, in the apartment on 98th West Street, Stan Lee appeared (at that time he still had the surname Lieber). Soon, due to financial difficulties, Celia and Jack had to move into a flat easier on Fort Washington Avenue. In 1931, another Larry boy appeared in the Liber family. With the money it became even more difficult, and the family moved to a one-room apartment in the Bronx.

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In his youth Stan struggled to get money:delivered sandwiches, sold subscriptions to newspapers, compiled obituaries and press releases for the tuberculosis center. Then the future screenwriter got a job as a clerk in the publishing house of Martin Goodman. Part of this contributed to the boy's uncle - Robbie Solomon. At first Stan's duties were prosaic. At that time, artists used ink and a pen. The boy made sure that the ink tanks were full all the time. He also sharpened pencils, brought lunch to employees and did proofreading.

The debut comics Stan was released in mid-1941.The publication first appeared popular now, "Captain America". From this moment, Stan changed the name of Lieber to Lee and began using it as a pseudonym. Then no one knew that the "Golden Age" of comics would soon come.

Stan Lee worked in tandem with Jack Kirby (artist).Soon the latter left the publishing house because of disagreements with Goodman. Lee, a 19-year-old, became a temporary editor and showed himself well not only in comic books, but also in business. His leadership drew attention to his successes. Soon Stan became a permanent editor, and then he was promoted to the art director of "Marvel".

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Military "playwright"

In 1942, the hero of this article joined the ranksthe US Army. Lee served in the communications forces - he was engaged in the repair of telegraph poles and other communication equipment. Later, the young man was transferred to the training division. There, Stan drew cartoons, invented slogans, wrote scripts for educational films and methodological aids. In the state, he was listed as a "playwright" and served in the army until the autumn of 1945.

In the mid-1950s Stan wrote short stories inseveral genres - satire, suspense, horror, fantasy, western, medieval adventures and melodrama. In collaboration with artists (Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby), Lee created many popular comic book characters - X-Men, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Hulk, Iron Man, etc.

Actor and Producer

Since the beginning of the adaptation of his works Stanmore often appeared in the movies cameo. He was involved in episodes of such films as "Ant Man", "Guardians of the Galaxy", "First Avenger", "Iron Man", "X-Men", "Spider-Man", etc. In addition, Lee was engaged in producing all films and serials of the universe "Marvel". The creator of the comics also played himself in other projects. For example, in "Party people from a supermarket."

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The creator of "Marvel" Lee Stan loved to read from the very beginningchildhood, preferring the works of William Shakespeare, Herbert Wells, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. Of modern writers, the writer most likes Stephen King and Harlan Ellison. Now, because of the solid age, Stan's vision has deteriorated greatly, so he is deprived of the joy of reading.

Personal life

1947 - this is the year when Joan Bukok marriedthe author of comics "Marvel". The creator of the superhero universe was very happy with his lover. A couple of years, the couple bought in West Broadway a two-story mansion for three bedrooms. In 1950 the couple had a daughter, Celia. Another child, Jan, died three days after birth.

Joan and Stan moved many times from place to place (inside New York). But in the early 80's they decided to finally settle in West Hollywood, buying a mansion there.

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Interesting Facts

  • When Stan was asked in one of the interviews what kind of superheroes he wanted to be friends with, the writer called the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange and Iron Man.
  • The creator of the comics "Marvel" is a fan of films with the legendary Bruce Lee.
  • At the beginning of 2010, the writer's health aroused fear among doctors. Two years later, he underwent an operation by implanting a pacemaker into his heart.
  • Stan appeared a cameo in one of the episodes of the animated television series The Simpsons.
  • In 1995, the hero of this article was included in the Hall of Fame Jack Kirby.
  • Identical letters - that's what characterizes the namesand the names of some comic book characters "Marvel". The Creator, naturally, called them so deliberately. Here are the most striking examples: Happy Hogan, Carl Kril, Kurt Connors, Otto Octavius, Blakagar Boltagon, Stefan Strange, Bruce Banner, Warren Worthington, Susan Storm, Reed Richards, Peter Parker, etc.
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