Celebrate Stan Lee’s 100th Birthday

Today marks 100 years of Stan “The Man” Lee! While the legendary creator may have passed in 2018, his legacy continues to inspire us all.

In 1939, a teenage Lee began his career in comics, and, 75 years later, is celebrated as the creative tour de force behind Marvel’s Silver Age—the co-creator of beloved characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and the X-Men.

Stan Lee’s Silver Age Hits

Why not start at the beginning of Stan’s meteoric rise? Marvel’s bullpen at the turn of the 1960s featured some of the biggest and best creatives around, and during that period, Lee worked with such talents as Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr., and Bill Everett to create some of the most beloved characters in all of media. Read our roundup on those Silver Age stories that built the foundation of Marvel Comics!

Stan Lee’s Cameos In Comics

Or, “Is that you, Stan?” You know him as a maestro of Marvel, but did you know that Stan Lee is also part of the very fabric of the Marvel Universe?

Stan Lee’s Cameos In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

On the topic of cameos, Stan didn’t just show his face in the pages of comics! Everyone has a favorite Stan cameo from the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Stan’s Soapbox

Classic quotes and kernels of wisdom from the editorial column of the man himself! For years, Stan Lee held court in the pages of “Stan’s Soapbox,” his personal column that ran in every Marvel comic published between 1967 through 1980. Musing on everything from the Marvel philosophy, to storytelling, entertainment, and meatier subjects like politics and prejudice, “Stan’s Soapbox” was a firsthand account into the issues of the day. But it was also a direct channel for Marvel fans, AKA “True Believers,” to participate and share!

Stan Lee’s Quotable Quips

Stan Lee may be known for his comics, but he is as equally famous for his alliterative audacity and unique turn of phrase! No one spoke to his fans quite like Stan, and we’ve got the proof. From “Excelsior!” to “’Nuff Said!”, here are a handful of the lofty legend’s captivating catchphrases!

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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