Stan Lee (1922 - 2018)

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Stan Lee
1922 - 2018
December 28, 1922
New York, New York, USA
November 12, 2018
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Stanley Martin Lieber
Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922 in New York, New York USA, and died at age 95 years old on November 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States.
Updated: July 15, 2022
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Stanley Lieber passed away at age 95 years old on November 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California United States. Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922 in New York, New York USA.

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Stan Lee - Comic Book Legend
A photo of Stan Lee, the Hulk, and Spiderman. Stan Lee was born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922 in New York City to Romanian Jewish parents Celia Solomon Lieber and Jack Lieber. His brother is Larry Lieber and is 9 years his junior. As a child, Lee was influenced by heroic books and movies. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1939 at 16 ½ years old. Afterward ,he joined the WPA Federal Theatre Project.

In 1939, he became an assistant in the Timely Comics division of pulp magazine and comic-book publisher Martin Goodman’s company. Timely Comics would later evolve into Marvel comics. He made his comic book debut in 1941 with “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge” where he used the pseudonym Stan Lee. (Hoping to save his given name for a career as a novelist.)

In 1942, Lee joined the United States Army and served in the Signal Corps where he wrote slogans, manuals and training films; occasionally cartooning. Playwright was his military classification.

He married Joan Clayton Boocock on December 5, 1947. They had two children in the 1950’s: Joan and Jan, though only Joan survived.

By the 1950’s, Martin Goodman’s company was known as Atlas Comics. Here, Lee was in charge of creating a new superhero team apart from the Justice League of America. He introduced complex , somewhat flawed characters (previously,superheroes were "perfect" people). The first superhero character group Lee and Jack Kirby created was the Fantastic Four. The Fantastic Four consists of Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Touch and the Thing. Other characters Lee created include the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, X-Men, Daredevil, Doctor Strange and Spider Man.

Stan Lee would go on to become the figurehead and public face for Marvel Comics - which would eventually lead Stan Lee to "Comic Book Legend" status. In 1981, he left New York and moved to California to develop Marvel’s TV and movie properties. In 1998, Peter Paul and Lee began internet based production and marketing company, Stan Lee Media. In 2001, Stan Lee Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It was dismissed from bankruptcy in 2006.

In the 2000s, Lee began working with DC superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and the Green Lantern. In 2001, Lee and two others (Gill Champion and Arthur Lieberman) formed Purveyors of Wonder Entertainment, known colloquially as POW!, to develop film, tv and video game properties.

Lee was an official guest of the San Diego Comic-Con hosted in 1975, 1986,1995, and 2010. The 1995 Comic Con Chicago (now Wizard World Chicago) featured a Stan Lee roast. In 2007 & 2008, Stan Lee was a Notable guest at the New York Comic Con. In 2007, Marvel Legends introduced a Stan Lee action figure at the Comic-Con International. In 2008, Stan Lee was awarded the inaugural new York Comics Legend Award during the New York Comic Con. He returned again as a guest in NYCC in 2010. Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment launched in September 2012. Happening two months after the San Diego Comic-Con International, it still sold out 125,000 tickets online in less than 2 hours.

In 2010 he partnered with Guardian Media Entertainment on the Guardian Project to create superhero mascots of the National Hockey League.

He founded a non-profit organization, the Stan Lee Foundation, to focus on literacy, education, and the arts in 2010.

The city of Long Beach and County of Los Angeles declared Stan Lee Day to be October 2, 2009. Stan Lee is the one and only comic book legend.
Date & Place: in Los Angeles, California USA
Yesterday, on Veterans Day, Stan Lee - a vet of World War 2 - died at the age of 95. A comic book legend himself, he created characters that were not only unique but still remain legendary. RIP Mr. Lee
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In 1922, in the year that Stan Lee was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1943, Stanley was 21 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1975, he was 53 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1981, he was 59 years old when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1996, at the age of 74 years old, Stanley was alive when on April 3rd, Theodore Kaczynski (nicknamed the Unabomber) was arrested. His mailed or hand-delivered bombs, sent between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. Diagnosed as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, Kaczynski is serving 8 life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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