If there is a person whom I like for his work not for Peace or Technology or Food, Music or Science and every possible thing you could imagine, that would be Mr. Stanley Martin Lieber or as we all know Stan 'the' Man or Stan Lee. I my self a 'True Believer' of the Marvel Universe. Yes its fiction, it's heroes that are drawn on pages but this single man helped it to become a reality in our minds. Who doesn't know the Spider-Man? the green monster Hulk? the X-Men? The Fantastic Four? The Avengers? It's all thanks to this man's imagination and true creativity. I would rather name him as the "Superior Nerd" of all nerds. The Living Legend Mr. Lee!!
About Stan Lee
Full Name- Stanley Martin Lieber
Born - December 28, 1922
Work Areas - Writer, editor, publisher, producer, actor, television host, voice actor, author
This will not be another Wiki page about him but my way of giving thanks to this person for giving us something extraordinary to believe.
He is a patriotic person. Why I'm saying this? Lee entered the United States Army in early 1942. Impressive, isn't it?
Before it was Marvel Comics, it was Timely Comics and in 1939 Stan Lee was an assistant with the help of his uncle and he has started his career and later in 1960's Timely Comics evolved to the name that we all know Marvel Comics.
In his own words his work were very limited. "In those days [the artists] dipped the pen in ink, [so] I had to make sure the inkwells were filled". Wow that's how he has started this? What a role model. I
mean seriously. Will you or I ever do that kind of a job?
Not only that, he recalls "I went down and got them their lunch, I did proofreading, I erased the pencils from the finished pages for them"
Comic Code Authority (CCA)
There was a time where there were set rules and regulations introduced to the comic book world. The comic books are published and were made available to the general public only after verifying buy the CCA and that was in 1954. And if it was not adhered to the code, they were not published. This was a hit to the comic book world, publishers where they were unable to express their views leisurely. And this leaded Lee not to show his true colors as well.
Marvel Comics era
There was a point where Marvel Comics almost closed down, people were not happy with the comics they were reading, the artists were not pproductive Stan Lee almost tried to quit the job at Marvel and this is after 20 years of experience in the Comic Book world. In his words, I said to my wife, "I don't think I'm getting anywhere. I think I'd like to quit."he gave me the best piece of advice in the world. She said, "Why not write one book the way you'd like to, instead of the way Martin wants you to? Get it out of your system. The worst thing that will happen is he'll fire you -- but you want to quit anyway."
This was the time where things were going bad. So he wrote this one book in the way he wanted. And he done the book called "Fantastic Four". Four ordinary people going on a space journry and captured by radioactive waves and became heroes later. This was a massive hit and this made Lee to come back and his manager was so happy. He wanted more and more new characters from Mr. Lee. Then he gave the world The X-Men, Hulk and etc.
Then he wanted to give another superhero who is water-bound. Yeah its the Submariner or Namor the Submariner.
Do you know at 1st, when the team Jack Kirby, Steve Dikto and Stan Lee were thinking a name to keep to this teenage boy? They were Mosquito Man, Fly Man and then it was Spider-Man and the story built behind him.
During this time DC Comics were very powerful and they already had a superhero team called the Justice League Of America or JLA. Stan wanted to make the Marvel Superheroes to go team as well. By this time, the Thunderer Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America has been introduced to the world. So his idea was to make a team with these good guys. And it became The Avengers!! The books were sold like hot cakes. People were already in love with Marvel by this time. And the 1st Avengers issue went out in 1963.
This man's creativity spans from this universe to the other universes, hence we have the Marvel Universe. It has been expanded in an enormous way. It is because people like this great person has given more than their fullest to the comic book industry. When it was falling apart, they helped it to rise up. Specially, helped to make our childhood brighter with the imaginations. It is not stupid at all. We all have imaginations but who would like to take a risk and make the world know how it is look like? Only a few I guess.
Finally,The world without a Spider-Man? just think..it will be a boring one right?
Long Live Mr. Lee!!