Born: 1922 December 28 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Died: 2018 November 12 in Los Angeles, California, United States

Biography: Co-created with Jack Kirby: The Marvel Universe, The Avengers, Black Panther, Fantastic Four, Hulk, X-Men, amongst many.
Co-created with Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber: Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor.
Co-created with Steve Ditko: Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, amongst many.
Co-created with Bill Everett: Daredevil.
Co-created with Don Rico and Don Heck: Black Widow (reusing name of Timely 1940s supernatural hero).
Co-creator of the Destroyer, Jack Frost, Father Time, Millie the Model, Tessie the Typist, Nellie the Nurse, Ravage 2099, Stripperella, amongst others.

Lee reported winning the New York Herald-Tribune Biggest-News-of-the-Week Essay Contest for three consecutive weeks during 1937 which prompted an editor to contact him and recommend he look into becoming a writer. He actually won a seventh place finish on May 7, 1938 (a $2.50 prize) and received honorable mentions on May 21 and May 28, 1938.

Other awards and honors include:
Lifetime Achievement Award for For Excellence in the Art of Animation by the Burbank International Children's Film Festival, 2000;
Jules Verne Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007;
National Medal of Arts, 2008;
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located at 7072 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California, awarded 4 January 2011;
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society Awards, 2012:
Vanguard Award from the Producers Guild of America, 2012;
Key Art Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013;
Won for Performance in a Comedy, Supporting in Lego Marvel's Avengers by National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, 2017;
STARmeter Award Lifetime Achievement from the IMDb Awards, 2017;
IFS Award, Best Animated Film, with the Independent Filmmakers Showcase IFS Film Festival, US for God Woke (LNL Partners, Inc., POW! Entertainment, 2016), writer and narrator, 2017.

Enlisted into the U.S. Army in November 1942. Eventually assigned and served in the Training Film Division of the Army's Signal Corps Stationed serving within the United States, circa 1943 to circa 1945, writing films, posters, and training manuals. One of only nine soldiers at the time designated as playwright. Inducted into the Signal Corps Regimental Association on March 3, 2017.

Did support work for Timely, later Atlas and Marvel Comics as assistant editor (titles cover dated 1940), editorial director (titles cover dated 1941 to 1942 and 1946 to 1972), editor in chief (1941 to circa 1942 and circa 1946 to 1972), publisher and vice president (1972 to October 1996), board chairman (? to ?), and chairman emeritus (awarded in ?).

Set up shop with artist Ken Bald to created material for other companies in the late 1940s.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Lee reported that he ghosted unknown western and detective radio show dramas and some TV shows.

Additional biography about Stan Lee found in:
Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1998 series) v2#2, Summer 1998 (flip side of Comic Book Artist);
Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1999 series) v2#3, Winter 1999; #13, March 2002 (an interview from 1964);
Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2015 series) by Peter David and Stan Lee (memoir in comic book format, illustrated by Colleen Doran), November 2015;
cARToon (Cartoon Museum, 1970 series) #3, 1975;
Comic Book Marketplace (Gemstone, 1991 series) #14, June 1992; #61 July 1998, #67 March 1999;
Comics Journal (Fantagraphics, 1977 series) #42, October 1978;
Contemporary Bio-Graphics (Revolutionary, 1991 series) #1, 1991;
Comics Forum [U.K.] (Comic Creators Guild, 1992 series) #4, Summer 1993;
Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee (Touchstone, 2002 series) by George Mair and Stan Lee, May 7, 2002 (memoir);
FOOM (Marvel, 1973 series) #1, February 1973;
Gold & Silver, Overstreet's Comic Book Quarterly (Gemstone, 1994 series) #4, April-June 1994;
Marvelmania (Marvelmania International, 1970 series) #6, 1971;
New York Times, Obituaries, "Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics" by Jonathan Kandell and Andy Webster, November 12, 2018 (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/obituaries/stan-lee-dead.html);
Stan Lee: Conversations (Conversations with Comic Artists Series) (University Press of Mississippi, 2012 series) July 6, 2007;
Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017 series) by Bob Batchelor, September 15, 2017;
Washington Post, Obituaries, "Stan Lee, Creator of Superheroes, Dies at 95", by Alexander F. Remington and
Michael Cavna, November 12 at 2:15 PM (via https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/stan-lee-creator-of-superheros-dies-at-95/2018/11/12/0ca938da-e6ac-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html);
Who Is Stan Lee? (Who Was?) (Penguin Workshop; DGS edition, 2014 series) by Geoff Edgers, December 26, 2014;
Wikipedia "Stan Lee" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee;
"With Great Power …: The Stan Lee Story" (1821 Pictures, Emerging Entertainment, in association with POW! Entertainment) 2010 (television documentary);
World Encyclopedia of Comics (Chelsea House Publishers, 1976 series) 1976, 1999 (hardcover);
World Encyclopedia of Comics (Avon Books, 1976 series) 1977 (trade paperback reprint of hardcover)

Syndication work:
Did ghost writing work for a number of unknown features.
Amazing Spider-Man daily and Sunday (Register And Tribune Syndicate, 1977 series) 1977-01-03 - 1985-02-24, writer; (Cowles Syndicate, 1985 series) 1985-02-25 - 1986-08-23, writer; (King Features Syndicate, 1986 series) 1986-08-24 - 2019-03-17 (Sunday only) and 2019-03-23 (daily only, then went into reprints), writer (credited, though the strip had been ghost written by Roy Thomas for some unknown time prior to its going into reprints);
Cub's Quiz Sunday (Field Enterprises [Chicago Sun-Times], 1957 series) 1957-03-30 - 1958 (Topper to Mrs. Lyon's Cubs comic strip), writer;
Den Fun Sunday (Field Enterprises [Chicago Sun-Times], 1957 series) 1957-03-30 - 1958 (Topper to Mrs. Lyon's Cubs comic strip), writer;
Howdy Doody Sunday (United Feature Syndicate, 1950 series), 1951-01-07 - 1951-01-21, writer;
Incredible Hulk daily and Sunday (Register And Tribune Syndicate, 1978 series) 1978-10-30 - 1980-03-29 (daily), 1978-11-05 - 1980-04-06 (Sunday), writer;
Mrs. Lyon's Cubs daily and Sunday (Field Enterprises [Chicago Sun-Times], 1958 series) 1958-02-10 - 1958, writer;
My Friend Irma daily (Los Angeles Mirror Syndicate, 1950 series) 1952-06-02 - 1952-05-30, writer;
Says Who daily (Register And Tribune Syndicate, 1976 series) 09-27-1976 - 1976 (Photo comic), writer;
Virtue of Vera Valiant daily and Sunday (Los Angeles Times Syndicate, 1976 series) 1976-10-11 - 1977-09-04, writer;
Willie Lumpkin daily and Sunday (Publishers' Syndicate, 1959 series) 1959-12-07 - 1961-04-29, writer

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

S. L. Henkle pen name used in conjunction with Vern Henkle (http://www.bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=HENKEL%2c+S.+L.).

Passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Name:

    Stan Lee Type: Changed Name
    Given name: Stan Family name: Lee

Other Names:

  1. S. L. Henkle Type: Pen Name
  2. Stanley Martin Lieber Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Stanley Martin Family name: Lieber
  3. Neel Nats Type: Pen Name
  4. Стан Лий Type: None

Signatures:

  1. Lee [generic]
  2. S. L. [generic]
  3. Smiley [generic]
  4. Stan
  5. Stan [generic]
  6. Stan Lee [generic]
  7. Stan Lee [all letters spelled]
  8. Stan Lee [usual signature]

Awards:

  1. 1963: Alley Awards - Best Editor
  2. 1963: Alley Awards - Best Writer
  3. 1964: Alley Awards - Best Editor
  4. 1964: Alley Awards - Best Writer
  5. 1965: Alley Awards - Best Editor
  6. 1965: Alley Awards - Best Writer
  7. 1966: Alley Awards - Best Editor
  8. 1966: Alley Awards - Best Writer
  9. 1967: Alley Awards - Best Editor
  10. 1967: Alley Awards - Best Writer
  11. 1968: Alley Awards - Best Editor
  12. 1968: Alley Awards - Best Writer
  13. 1974: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  14. 1977: Eagle Awards - Roll of Honour
  15. 1992: Adamson Awards - Adamson Gold
  16. 1995: Harvey Award - Jack Kirby Hall of Fame
  17. 2002: Saturn Award - The Life Career Award
  18. 2009: Scream Awards - Comic-Con Icon Award
  19. 2010: Shel Dorf Awards - Shel Dorf: Legacy of Comics Award
  20. 2011: Hero Initiative Awards - Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
  21. 2017: Disney Legend - [no name]

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1963: Alley Awards - Favorite Annual
    Fantastic Four Annual (1963 series) #1
  2. 1964: Alley Awards - Best Giant Comic
    The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964 series) #1
  3. 1966: Alley Awards - Best Combination New & Reprint Material Title
    Fantastic Four Annual (1963 series) #4
  4. 1968: Alley Awards - Best Full-Length Story
    The Silver Surfer (1968 series) #1
  5. 1992: Compuserve Comics and Animation Forum Awards - Best Single Issue
    X-Factor (1986 series) #87 [Direct]

Awards for Stories:

  1. 1962: Alley Awards - Best Short Story
    Spider-Man! (Spider-Man) comic story, 11p
  2. 1963: Alley Awards - Favorite Short Story
    The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America" (Human Torch) comic story, 18p
  3. 1964: Alley Awards - Best Novel
    Captain America Joins... The Avengers! (The Avengers [superhero]) comic story, 23p
  4. 1965: Alley Awards - Best Short Story
    The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull (Captain America) comic story, 10p
  5. 1966: Alley Awards - Best Full-Length Story
    How Green Was My Goblin! (Spider-Man) comic story, 20p
  6. 1969: Alley Awards - Best Full-Length Story
    --And Who Shall Mourn For Him? (Silver Surfer) comic story, 39p

Art Influences:

Influences by Stan Lee (b. 1922) were stated by:
  1. David Allikas (b. 1956)
  2. Craig Anderson (b. ????)
  3. Bob Budiansky (b. 1954)
  4. Tom DeFalco (b. 1950)
  5. J. M. DeMatteis (b. 1953)
  6. Scott Edelman (b. 1955)
  7. Eric Fein (b. ????)
  8. Danny Fingeroth (b. 1953)
  9. Kerry Gammill (b. 1954)
  10. Don Glut (b. 1944)
  11. Stan Goldberg (b. 1932)
  12. Mark Gruenwald (b. 1953)
  13. Fred Hembeck (b. 1953)
  14. Gilbert Hernandez (b. 1957)
  15. Phil Hester (b. 1966)
  16. Tony Isabella (b. 1951)
  17. L. B. Kellogg (b. 1956)
  18. Jon Klement (b. 1971)
  19. David Anthony Kraft (b. 1952)
  20. Paul Kupperberg (b. 1955)
  21. Ralph Macchio (b. 1951)
  22. Roland Mann (b. 1964)
  23. Bill Mantlo (b. 1952)
  24. Dan Mishkin (b. 1953)
  25. Tony Monzo (b. 1967)
  26. Lou Mougin (b. 1954)
  27. John Ostrander (b. 1949)
  28. Carl Potts (b. 1952)
  29. R. David Price (b. 1961)
  30. Trina Robbins (b. 1938)
  31. Paul Dale Roberts (b. 1955)
  32. Steven Roman
  33. Jim Salicrup (b. 1951)
  34. Ramon Schenk (b. 1977)
  35. Fred Schiller (b. 1960)
  36. Jim Shooter (b. 1951)
  37. Evan Skolnick (b. 1966)
  38. Ty Templeton (b. 1962)
  39. Roy Thomas (b. 1940)
  40. Phil White (b. 1948)

Memberships:

  1. Comics Magazine Association of America Type: member Duration: 1979 - 1980
    Notes: Vice President/Secretary.


Non Comics Works:

  1. Publication Title: ? (other) - Role: employee - Years: 1980 - 1988
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: ?
    Notes: Served as vice president, creative director, and general manager.

  2. Publication Title: Alter Ego (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1998
    Employer Name : Twomorrows
    Work Title: A Fantastic First!- Plot to FF #1
    Notes: Contributor of the original plot to Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1, November 1961, as appeared in article by Roy Thomas in Alter Ego (Twomorrows, 1998 series) v2#2, Summer 1998 (flip book with Comic Book Artist).

  3. Publication Title: Cartoonist PROfiles (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1974
    Employer Name : Jud Hurd
    Work Title: Spidey and Stan Lee
    Notes: Contributed to the article in Cartoonist PROfiles (Jud Hurd, 1969 series) #23, September 1974.

  4. Publication Title: Cartoonist PROfiles (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1977
    Employer Name : Jud Hurd
    Notes: Contributed to the article in Cartoonist PROfiles (Jud Hurd, 1969 series) # ?.

  5. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: Medusa and the Inhumans
    Notes: Wrote story and teleplay, aired 7 October 1978.

  6. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: The Diamond of Doom
    Notes: Wrote story for Christy Marx teleplay, aired 4 November 1978.

  7. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: The Mole Man
    Notes: Wrote story and teleplay, aired 23 September 1978.

  8. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: The Fantastic Four Meet Doctor Doom
    Notes: Wrote story and teleplay, aired 21 October 1978.

  9. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: The Impossible Man
    Notes: Wrote story for teleplay by Roy Thomas, aired 28 October 1978.

  10. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: Blastaar, the Living Bomb Burst
    Notes: Wrote teleplay for Roy Thomas' story, aired 16 December 1978.

  11. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: A Monster Among Us
    Notes: Wrote story and teleplay, aired 9 September 1978.

  12. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: The Menace of Magneto
    Notes: Wrote the story and teleplay, aired 14 October 1978.

  13. Publication Title: Fantastic Four (television) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (DFE)
    Work Title: The Phantom of Film City
    Notes: Wrote story while Roy Thomas wrote teleplay, aired 16 September 1978.

  14. Publication Title: Golfers Anonymous: The Perfect Book for the Imperfect Golfer (and Aren't We All?) (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1961
    Employer Name : Madison Publications

  15. Publication Title: How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1978
    Employer Name : Marvel Fireside Books (Marvel and Simon & Schuster)

  16. Publication Title: Pryde of the X-Men (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1989
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Notes: Supervising producing, story consultant, and narrator, for this pilot that never aired. Jerry Bails' Who's Who lists this as X-Men work in 1988, which is probably when the material was actually produced originally.

  17. Publication Title: Quest (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1977
    Employer Name : Ambassador International Cultural Foundation
    Work Title: How I Invented Spider Man
    Notes: Wrote article for Quest magazine (Ambassador International Cultural Foundation, series) July/August 1977, pages 30-34, five pages.

  18. Publication Title: Secrets Behind the Comics (book) - Role: writer - Year: 1947
    Employer Name : Famous Enterprises

  19. Publication Title: Spider-Man (television) - Role: editor - Year: 1967
    Employer Name : Krantz Films
    Notes: Production consultant.

  20. Publication Title: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (television) - Role: employee - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator.

  21. Publication Title: Superhero Merchandise Catalog (magazine) - Role: writer - Year: 1975
    Employer Name : Superhero Enterprises
    Notes: Wrote introduction for comic book merchandising catalog.

  22. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (newspaper) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1983
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: The Boy Who Saw Tomorrow
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 1 October 1983.

  23. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: Tomb of the Unknown Hulk
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 18 September 1982.

  24. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: Prisoner of the Monster
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 25 September 1982.

  25. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: Origin of the Hulk
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 2 October 1982.

  26. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: When Monsters Meet
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 9 October 1982.

  27. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: The Cyclops Project
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 16 October 1982.

  28. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: Bruce Banner Unmasked
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 23 October 1982.

  29. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: The Creature and the Cavegirl
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, Story consultant and narrator, .

  30. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 6 November 1982.

  31. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1982
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: The Incredible Shrinking Hulk
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 13 November 1982.

  32. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1983
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: Punks on Wheels
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 17 September 1983.

  33. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1983
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: Enter: She-Hulk
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 24 September 1983.

  34. Publication Title: The Incredible Hulk (television) - Role: voice actor - Year: 1983
    Employer Name : Marvel Productions; Sunbow Entertainment
    Work Title: The Hulk Destroys Bruce Banner
    Notes: Story consultant and narrator, aired 8 October 1983.

  35. Publication Title: The Ultimate Hulk (book) - Role: editor - Year: 1998
    Employer Name : Berkley Books
    Notes: Editor with Peter David and introduction writer. Book released October 1998, ISBN 0-425-16513-2 (ISBN13: 978-0-425-16513-3).

  36. Publication Title: X-Men (television) - Role: animator - Year: 1992
    Employer Name : Graz Entertainment
    Notes: Executive producer.


Relations:

  1. Relative - Abraham Goodman (b. 1912)
  2. Relative - Arthur Goodman (b. 1917)
  3. Relative - Chip Goodman (b. 1938)
  4. Relative - Jean Goodman (b. 1914)
  5. Relative - Martin Goodman (b. 1908)
  6. Sibling - Larry Lieber (b. 1931)
    Notes: Brothers.
  7. Relative - Robert Solomon
    Notes: Uncle, Robert was a brother of Stan Lee's mother.