Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. Born on December 28, 1922, in New York City, Lee is best known as the co-creator of popular comic book characters such as Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and many others.
Lee began his career in the comic book industry in 1939 and worked for Timely Comics, which later became Marvel Comics. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and then returned to Marvel, where he revolutionized the comic book industry by introducing complex characters with human flaws and problems. This change in storytelling helped to attract a new generation of readers and cemented Marvel's position as one of the leading comic book publishers.
In addition to his writing and editing work, Lee was known for his cameos in various Marvel movies and television shows. He was an iconic figure in the comic book world and was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995.
Lee passed away on November 12, 2018, at the age of 95, but his legacy lives on through the characters he co-created and the impact he had on the comic book industry. He will always be remembered as a true innovator and a legend in the world of comic books.