Stan Lee - Details


STAN LEE is the co-founder, chairman and chief creative officer of Stan Lee Media, a leading producer of globally branded animation franchised on the
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Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Lee’s singular co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange. Lee first became publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972 and is presently the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Media and a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. In 1977, he introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that went on to become the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips. Spider-Man now appears in more than 500 newspapers worldwide – making it the longest running of all superhero strips.

Without question, Lee has exerted more influence over the comic book industry than anyone in history. He created or co-created 90 percent of Marvel’s recognized characters, which have been successfully licensed and marketed since 1965. The numbers are staggering – more than 2 billion of his comic books have been published in 75 countries and in 25 languages. In Europe alone, Stan Lee’s name appears on over 35 million comics annually. Each year, X-Men sells more than 13 million copies.

In 1981 Lee transformed his Spider-Man and Hulk creations into Saturday morning and syndicated television cartoons. When Marvel Comics and Marvel Productions were acquired by New World Entertainment in 1986, Lee’s horizons expanded even further, giving him the opportunity to become more deeply involved in the creation and development of live-action projects for both the big and small screen. He supervised such diverse animated series as X-Men, Spider-Man and The Hulk. To date, Lee’s characters have populated over 24 separate television series, all of which continue in syndication around the world. The 1998 hit movie Blade, based on a Marvel character, has inspired an upcoming sequel and plans are underway to spin Spider-Man into a full-length feature film. Many of Lee’s classic animated series are also available on video, released globally by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.


  • 28th December 1922 - Birth