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Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His 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 Lee introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became 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.

Stan Lee has exerted more influence over the comic book industry than anyone, having created or co-created 90 percent of Marvel's recognized characters, which have been successfully licensed and marketed since 1965. More than 2 billion of his comic books have been published in 75 countries and in 25 languages. In Europe alone, his name appears on over 35 million comics annually. 

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, he once again supervised new versions of such diverse animated series as Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk, while his 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.

Lee has made cameo appearances in "Thor," starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman, "The Incredible Hulk" (2008), starring Edward Norton and Liv Tyler, NBC's "Heroes," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and the original "X-Men," "Fantastic Four," "Hulk" (2003), "Daredevil," and the first three "Spider-Man" movies.


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Age: 93 years old
Birthday: December 28, 1922
Height: 5' 11"
Nickname: The Man
Full Name / Real Name: Stanley Martin Lieber
Birthplace: New York, NY
Wife: Joan Lee (12/5/1947, 2 children)

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