Heroes Casino.com Marvel
Marvel Slots profile Marvel
Slot Games Marvel
Slot Games Marvel
Hulk II Spider-Man
MAN II Blade
Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28,
1922) is an American comic book writer, editor,
and the former president and chairman of Marvel
With several artist co-creators, most notably
Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man,
the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk,
Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many other
characters, introducing complex, naturalistic
characters and a thoroughly shared universe into
superhero comic books. He subsequently led the
expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division
of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
life and career
He was born in New York City, New York, in the
apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant
parents, Celia (née Solomon) and Jack Lieber,at
the corner of West 98th Street and West End Avenue
in Manhattan. His father, trained as a dress cutter,
worked only sporadically after the Great Depression,
and the family moved further uptown to Fort Washington
Avenue,in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington
Heights. When Lee was nearly 9, his only sibling,
brother Larry Lieber, was born. By the time Lee
was in his teens, the family was living in a one-bedroom
apartment at 1720 University Avenue in The Bronx.
Lee described it as "a third-floor apartment
facing out back", with him and his brother
sharing a bedroom and his parents using a foldout
Lee attended DeWitt Clinton High School in The
Bronx, where his family had moved next. A voracious
reader who enjoyed writing as a teen, he worked
such part-time jobs as writing obituaries for
a news service and press releases for the National
Tuberculosis Center; delivering sandwiches for
the Jack May pharmacy to offices in Rockefeller
Center; working as an office boy for a trouser
manufacturer; ushering at the Rivoli Theater on
Broadway; and selling subscriptions to the New
York Herald Tribune newspaper. He graduated high
school early, at age 16½ in 1939, and joined
the WPA Federal Theatre Project.
Lee and his collaborator Jack Kirby appear as
themselves in The Fantastic Four #10 (Jan. 1963),
the first of several appearances within the fictional
Marvel Universe. The two are depicted as similar
to their real-world counterparts, creating comic
books based on the "real" adventures
of the Fantastic Four.
Kirby, during his years of working for DC Comics
in the 1970s, created the character Funky Flashman
as a possible parody of Stan Lee. With his hyperbolic
speech pattern, gaudy toupee, and hip '70s-Manhattan
style beard (as Lee sported at the time) this
ne'er-do-well charlatan first appeared in the
pages of Mister Miracle.
Kirby later portrayed himself, Lee, production
executive Sol Brodsky, and Lee's secretary Flo
Steinberg as superheroes in What If #11, "What
If the Marvel Bullpen Had Become the Fantastic
Four?", in which Lee played the part of Mister
Fantastic. Lee has also made numerous cameo appearances
in many Marvel titles, appearing in audiences
and crowds at many characters' ceremonies and
parties, and hosting an old-soldiers reunion in
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #100 (July
1972). Lee appeared, unnamed, as the priest at
Luke Cage and Jessica Jones' wedding in New Avengers
Annual #1. He pays his respects to Karen Page
at her funeral in the Daredevil "Guardian
Devil" story arc,[issue # needed] and appears
in The Amazing Spider-Man (June 1977).
In Alan Moore's satirical miniseries 1963, based
on numerous Marvel characters of the 1960s, Moore's
alter ego "Affable Al" parodies Lee
and his allegedly unfair treatment of artists.
The "Young Dan Pussey" stories by Daniel
Clowes, collected in Pussey!, feature an exploitative
publisher who relies on Lee's gung-ho style and
"Bullpen" mythology to motivate his
stable of naive and underpaid creators; the stories
mainly satirize the state of mainstream comics
in the 1990s, but also the subculture of young
superhero fans that Lee helped to create.
In Marvel's 1991 comic book adaptation of game
Double Dragon, a character modeled after Stan
Lee was specifically created for the comic and
is introduced as the father of the protagonists,
Billy and Jimmy Lee. The character is only referred
by his first name, Stan, although the play on
his name is obvious when one considers the Lee
In X-Play on the cable network G4, the character
"Roger, the Stan Lee Experience" - dubbed
"the fifth-best-thing next to Stan Lee"
- is a foul-mouthed, perverted stand-up comic
parody of Lee. Roger's segments normally consist
of him describing details of numerous unspeakable
adult encounters, usually involving the wife of
another Marvel veteran, Jack Kirby, with each
encounter somehow leading to the creation of a
well-known Marvel character.
In Marvel's July 1997 "Flashback" event,
a top-hatted caricature of Lee as a ringmaster
introduced stories which detailed events in Marvel
characters' lives before they became superheroes,
in special "-1" editions of many Marvel
titles. The "ringmaster" depiction of
Lee was originally from Generation X #17 (July
1996), where the character narrated a story set
primarily in an abandoned circus. Though the story
itself was written by Scott Lobdell, the narration
by "Ringmaster Stan" was written by
Lee himself, and the character was drawn in that
issue by Chris Bachalo. Bachalo's depiction of
"Ringmaster Stan" was later used in
the heading of a short-lived revival of the "Stan's
Soapbox" column, which evolved into a question
& answer format.
In his given name of Stanley Lieber, Stan Lee
appears briefly in Paul Malmont's 2006 novel "The
Chinatown Death Cloud Peril".
Lee and other comics creators are mentioned in
Michael Chabon's 2000 novel about the comics industry
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
On one of the last pages of "Truth: Red,
White, and Black", Lee appears in a real
photograph among other celebrities on a wall of
the Bradley home.
In Ultimate X-Men #20, a caricature of Lee appears
as a photograph next to the letter Xavier leaves
for his students.
In Stan Lee Meets Superheroes, Stan Lee comes
in to contact with some of his favorite creations.
The series was written by Lee himself.
and television appearances
Lee appeared in cameos as one-scene characters
in many (but not all) movies based on Marvel Comic
characters he helped create.
In the TV-movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
(1989), Lee's first appearance in a Marvel movie
or TV project is as jury foreman in the trial
of Dr. Bruce Banner.
Lee has cameo roles in the Fox Broadcasting Company
telefilms Generation X (1996) and Nick Fury: Agent
of Shield (1998)
In X-Men (2000), Lee appears as a customer at
a hotdog stand on the beach when Senator Kelly
emerges naked onshore after escaping from Magneto.
In Spider-Man (2002), he appeared during Spider-Man's
first battle with the Green Goblin, pulling a
little girl away from falling debris.
In Daredevil (2003), as a child, Matt Murdock
stops Lee from crossing the street and getting
hit by a car.
In Hulk (2003), he appears walking alongside former
TV-series Hulk Lou Ferrigno in an early scene,
both as security guards at Bruce Banner's lab.
It was his first speaking role in a film based
on one of his characters.
In Spider-Man 2 (2004), Lee again pulls an innocent
person away from danger during Spider-Man's first
battle with Doctor Octopus.
In Fantastic Four (2005), Lee appears for the
first time as a character from the comics, in
a role credited as Willie Lumpkin, the mail carrier
who greets the Fantastic Four as they enter the
In X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Lee and Chris
Claremont appear as two of Jean Grey's neighbors
in the opening scenes set 20 years ago. Lee, credited
as "Waterhose man," is watering the
lawn when Jean telekinetically redirects the water
from the hose into the air.
In Spider-Man 3 (2007), Lee appears in a credited
role as "Man in Times Square". He stands
next to Peter Parker, both of them reading a news
bulletin, and commenting to Peter that, "You
know, I guess one person can make a difference".
He then says his catchphrase, "'Nuff said."
In Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007),
Lee appears as himself at Reed Richards' and Susan
Storm's first wedding, being turned away by a
security guard for not being on the guest list.
In Fantastic Four Annual #3 (1965), in which the
couple married, Lee and Jack Kirby are similarly
In Iron Man (2008), Lee (credited as "Himself")
appears at a gala cavorting with three blond women,
where Tony Stark mistakes him for Hugh Hefner.
In the theatrical release of the film, Stark simply
greets Lee as "Hef" and moves on without
seeing Lee's face; another version of the scene
was filmed where Stark realizes his mistake, but
Lee graciously responds, "That's okay, I
get this all the time."
In Incredible Hulk (2008), Lee appears as a hapless
citizen who accidentally ingests a soft drink
mixed with Bruce Banner's blood, leading to the
discovery of Dr. Banner's location in a bottling
plant in Brazil.
In the original broadcast airing of the Superman:
The Animated Series episode "Apokolips...
Now! Part 2", an animated Stan Lee was planned
to be visible mourning the death of Daniel "Terrible"
Turpin, a character based on Lee's collaborator
Jack Kirby. The scene would also have included
such Marvel characters as the Fantastic Four,
Nick Fury, and Peter Parker, as well as such Kirby
DC characters as Big Barda, Scott Free, and Orion.
This shot appeared in the completed episode and
was aired in 7 February 1998 in WB Kids, but was
later removed in the DVD release of the episode.
Other film, TV and video
Lee appears with director Kevin Smith and 2000s
Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada in the DVD
program "Marvel Then & Now: An Evening
with Stan Lee and Joe Quesada, hosted by Kevin
Lee narrated the 2000 film Citizen Toxie: The
Toxic Avenger IV, under the pseudonym "Peter
One of Lee's earliest contributions to animation
based on Marvel properties was narrating the 1980s
Incredible Hulk animated series, always beginning
his narration with a self-introduction and ending
with "This is Stan Lee saying, Excelsior!"
Lee had previously narrated the "Seven Little
Superheroes" episode of Spider-Man and His
Amazing Friends, which the Hulk series was paired
with for broadcast.
Lee did the narration for the original 1989 X-Men
animated series pilot titled Pryde of the X-Men.
Lee was executive producer of a 1990s animated
TV series, titled Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
He appeared, as animated character (and with his
voice), in the series finale episode titled "Farewell,
Spider-Man". Spider-Man was teleported into
the "real" world where he is a comic
book hero. He swings Stan Lee around and drops
him off on top of a building. Realizing he is
stuck on a roof, Lee muses "Maybe the Fantastic
Four will pop up and get me down."
He also voices the character "Frank Elson"
in an episode of Spider-Man: The New Animated
Series series broadcast by MTV in 2003, and titled
"Mind Games" (Parts 1 & 2, originally
aired in Aug. 15 & 22, 2003).
Lee has an extensive cameo in the Kevin Smith
film Mallrats. He once again plays himself, this
time visiting "the" mall to sign books
at a comic store. Later, he takes on the role
of a sage-like character, giving Jason Lee's character,
Brodie Bruce (a longtime fan of Lee's), advice
on his love life. He also recorded interviews
with Smith for the non-fiction video Stan Lee's
Mutants, Monsters, and Marvels (2002).
Lee appeared as himself in an extended self-parodying
sketch on the episode "Tapping a Hero"
of Robot Chicken
Lee appears as himself in writer-director Larry
Cohen's The Ambulance (1990), in which Eric Roberts
plays an aspiring comics artist.
In The Simpsons episode "I Am Furious Yellow"
(April 28, 2002), Lee voices the animated Stan
Lee, who is a prolonged visitor to Comic Book
Guy's store ("Stan Lee came back?" "Stan
Lee never left. I am starting to think his mind
is no longer in mint condition.") He asks
if Comic Book Guy is the stalker of Lynda Carter
- the star of the 70s show Wonder Woman - and
shows signs of dementia, such as breaking a customer's
toy Batmobile by trying to cram a Thing action
figure into it (claiming that he "made it
better"), hiding DC comics behind Marvel
comics, and believing that he is the Hulk (and
fails trying to become the Hulk, while Comic Book
Guy comments he couldn't even change into Bill
Bixby). In a later episode, Lee's picture is seen
next to several others on the wall behind the
register, under the heading "Banned for life".
Lee also appears as himself in the Mark Hamill-directed
Comic Book: The Movie (2004), a direct-to-video
mockumentary primarily filmed at the 2002 San
Diego Comic-Con. He appeared in The Princess Diaries
2: Royal Engagement (2004) as the "Three
Stooges Wedding Guest", a Spaniard who learns
English from watching Three Stooges shorts.
Stan Lee narrates the 2000 video game Spider-Man
and the 2001 sequel Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro.
Lee is producer and host of the reality-TV show
Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, which premiered
on the Sci Fi Channel July 27, 2006, and had its
second season in summer, 2007.
Lee has made two appearances as a subject on To
Tell the Truth: first in 1970, and again in 2001.
Lee also made an appearance on December 21, 2006,
on the NBC game show Identity.
Lee voices characters in POW! Entertainment's
direct-to-DVD "Stan Lee Presents" line
of animated features. In Mosaic he voices the
security guard Stanley at Interpol, and in The
Condor he voices a candy-store owner whose granddaughter
the Condor saves.
In the "Unexpected" episode of the TV
science-fiction drama Heroes (2006), Lee appears
as a bus driver kindly greeting Hiro Nakamura.
recorded a public service announcement for Deejay
Ra's "Hip-Hop Literacy" campaign
the 2007 Comic-Con International, Marvel Legends
introduced a Stan Lee action figure. The body
beneath the figure's removable cloth wardrobe
is re-used from the mold of a previously released
Spider-Man action figure, with only minor changes.
Slot Games Marvel
Man Australia does not represent Stan Lee