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Old 12-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Stan Lee Birthday: The Comic Genius Turns 90 In 2012

Posted: 12/28/2012 5:17 am EST | Updated: 12/28/2012 12:39 pm EST



Today is the birthday of comic genius and wily television personality, Stanley Lieber, better known as Stan Lee. The Marvel writer and editor behind works such as "The Amazing Spiderman" and "The Incredible Hulk" is turning 90 years old this Friday, December 28.
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A young Stanley Lieber began his comic career at Timely Comics in 1939 in New York. His initial duties included proofreading, erasing pencil marks and filling inkwells, but two years after this drudgery he enjoyed his first text-filler job in a 1941 issue of "Captain American Comics," writing under the pseudonym Stan Lee.

His first real career break arrived at 19 years old, when Timely editor Joe Simon and his creative partner Jack Kirby left the company. Lee was subsequently given the post of interim editor, but it was his talent for writing and imagining epic heroes that earned him the permanent position of editor-in-chief, a seat he would occupy until 1972 when he was made publisher of Timely's later evolution, Marvel Comics.

Lee's truly creative era began in the late 1950s, however, when DC Comics spurred a trend in superhero stories, courtesy of characters like the Flash and the Justice League of America. Lee was given the task of creating a team of heroes similar to JLA for Marvel, the result of which was the Fantastic Four. Working mostly with Kirby as well as with Bill Everett and Steve Ditko, Lee went on to devise personalities like the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and, of course, the Amazing Spider-Man.
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Excelsior!

I'd say he looks pretty good for being close to 100.
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Excelsior!

I'd say he looks pretty good for being close to 100.
That's cause he's a superhero!
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Does he still work? If so, would that be for Disney now?
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He made a cameo appearance in Iron Man if I recall correctly. Tony Stark mistakes him for Hugh Hefner at some benefit. He also appeared in the 1st Fantastic Four movie as a man who was sure he was on the guest list for the Richards/Storm wedding. He was in a flashback scene in DareDevil as well. The young boy who later becomes DareDevil prevents him from walking out in front of a moving bus.
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Hi Crich70,

wow, nice overview. Fan much? :-)
Well, that means he functions just like those "hidden Mickeys", doesn't he?
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Besides the various appearances and things like answering fan mail in Amazing Spider-Man 700 he also heads Pow! http://www.powentertainment.com/statement.html he's Incredibly busy. Amazingly or Spectacularly one might say

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wow, nice overview. Fan much? :-)
Well, that means he functions just like those "hidden Mickeys", doesn't he?
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Maybe a little bit, at least indirectly. I like action/superhero movies.
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