13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

The Marvel legend, Stan Lee, who has revolutionised the world of comic books for generations had recently passed away, and fans and stars across the world are mourning his death. Stan Lee’s efforts and passion in transforming the comic book world from the realm of ‘nerds’ to ‘everybody’ was a monumental one. In light of his passing, here we have for you 13 facts about Stan Lee that you may not have known:

1. Stan Lee had become an interim editor with Timely Comics when he was just 19 years old. Timely comics had then been rebranded as Atlas and then, Marvel Comics.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

2. Just two weeks into Stan Lee’s job with Timely Comics, he had gotten an opportunity to write a 2-page Captain America issue.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

3. Stan Lee had served with the United States Army in the year, 1942, after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. He had been enlisted in the army after he heard of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

4. Stan Lee had pushed for an edition of Spider-Man which had highlighted the dangers of substance abuse, and he had faced a lot of backlash from the Comics Code Authority.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

5. Stan Lee had written wrote many training movies for the army and also wrote with Dr Seuss.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

6. Stan Lee had brought minorities and women to the forefront in most of his comic books. Stan Lee had also co-created Black Panther, the very first mainstream African-American superhero.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

7. Stan Lee had revolutionised the world of comic books by introducing the ‘Marvel Method’, and he had created a ‘shared universe’, and this had allowed for continuity. Stan Lee had introduced complexity in the comic books during a time when they had been considered as childish.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

8. He had then used the comic books for voicing a few social issues. X-Men, for example, had been credited to be an allegory for struggles for Civil Rights.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

9. Stan Lee had donated parts of his personal effects to the University of Wyoming. He did not own the rights to any of the characters that he had created, and he did not earn anything when Disney had bought the rights from Marvel for $4.24 billion, but he had supported and also pushed art and education.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

10. Stan Lee had been influenced by many authors like Charles Dickens, Stephen King, William Shakespeare and also, Edgar Allan Poe.

13 Facts About Stan Lee That You May Not Know

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