Stanley Martin Lieber was an American producer, editor, publisher, and comic book writer. Stanley was born on the 28th of December 1922 in
City, New York. He belongs to a Romanian-Jewish family. His parents are Jack Lieber and Celia.
Stan had a younger brother named Larry Lieber. He had his schooling from dewitt Clinton High School, Bronx. In 1939, Stan became the assistant at comic-book publisher Martin Goodman’s company Timely Comics of Pulp Magazine with the help of his uncle. His first superhero creation was the Destroyer in 1941. Stan became the interim editor at the very young age of 19.
Lee and Jack Kirby together created their first superhero team named
, based on the previous comics of Kirby’s superhero team, Challengers of the unknown. Fantastic Four became so popular, and Lee started working with Kirby and created more characters like Hulk,
, the X-Men, Daredevil,
, Spiderman and many more.
They also made another superhero team just like Fantastic Four and created the new team
with these superheroes. Lee and Kirby also made themselves as characters in the comic books who appeared as the cameos in these. In 2008, Marvel started their own production house who started producing films based on the comics. “Iron Man” was their first film, which was an immense hit. They started producing more films like Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and a few more. Later they also combined their superheroes for their first cross-over “The Avengers.” Lee also appeared in these films as a special appearance.
They continued producing the sequels of these movies and more superhero films. They divided their films as phases, and Marvel recently completed their Phase IV. Stan Lee was also a part of United States Army in 1942 before he started the Marvel Comics. He was the member of signal groups who had to repair telegraph poles and some other communication equipment.
Later he was transferred to a filming department where he had to make videos and cartoons supporting their army. He married Joan Clayton Boocock in the 5th of December 1947. Stan and Joan had a daughter together whose name was Joan Celia Lee in 1950. Stan Lee died on the 12th of November 2018 in Los Angeles, California due to a cardiac arrest with respiratory failure. Later the family said that Stan was fighting pneumonia.