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Lee, Stan (orig. Stanley Martin Lieber)

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Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Cartoonists, Philosophers, Writers

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1922 – He was born Stanley Martin Lieber on the 28th of December this year in New York, New York. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in The Bronx, where his family had moved next.

 

1939 – He graduated high school early, at age 16½ in this year. He joined the WPA Federal Theatre Project.

 

1941 – His first book published this year was Captain America Comics #3. He used the pseudonym Stan Lee.

 

1942 – He entered the U.S. Army in early this year and served stateside in the Signal Corps, writing manuals, training films, and slogans, and occasionally cartooning.

 

1945 – He returned from his World War II military service in this year.

 

1950 – In late part of this year , DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz revived the superhero genre and experienced a significant success with its updated version of the Flash, and later with super-team the Justice League of America. In response, publisher Martin Goodman assigned Lee to create a new superhero team. He made Fantastic 4.

 

1962 – He came up with a new super hero named Spiderman this year.

 

1971 – He indirectly reformed the Comics Code. The US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare asked him to write a story about the dangers of drugs and Lee wrote a story in which Spider-Man's best friend becomes addicted to pills.

 

1981 - In later years, Lee became a figurehead and public face for Marvel Comics. He moved to California to develop Marvel's TV and movie properties. He has been an executive producer for, and has made cameo appearances in Marvel film adaptations and other movies.

 

1995 – He was formally inducted into the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame this year.

 

2000 – He did his first work for DC Comics, launching the Just Imagine... series, in which Lee re-imagined the DC superheroes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash.

 

2005 – He, Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman formed POW (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment to develop film, television, and video game properties. The first film produced by POW was the TV movie Light speed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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