Stan Lee (Stanley Martin Lieber) was a leading figure in the comic book world for over 5 decades. He was an American comic book writer, producer, publisher, and editor. As Marvel Comics’ former publisher, he helped create some of the world’s most iconic superheroes. Stan Lee’s Autobiography is a graphic novel which is “Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir”. The book tells the story of Lee’s Life and how he changed the world of comics forever. Stan Lee passed away in 2018, but his influence will live on forever in the world.
1 Stan Lee’s Wife was Also His Barber
Lee’s famous slicked back hairstyle comes courtesy of his wife Joanie, who cut his hair for most of his adult life. Lee revealed this secret on the second page of his memoir. “My whole adult life, I have never been to a barber,” Lee wrote. “Joanie always cuts my hair.”
2 Stan Lee Got Confidence From His Mother
Stan Lee wrote that as a child, he loved to read books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Mark Twain, Jules Verne, and others, and Lee’s mother often watched him read: “I probably got my self-confidence from the very fact that my mother thought everything I did was brilliant.”
3 ‘Captain America’ was Stan Lee’s First Big Break
A week into his job at Timely Comics (Marvel Comics), He got the chance to write a two-page Captain America comic. Stanley Lieber wrote it under the pen name “Stan Lee” and later changed that to his legal name. Lee titled Comics as “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge.” His first full comic script would available in Captain America Issue 5, published in 1941.
4 Stan Lee Wrote Training Films for the Army With Famous Dr.Seuss
After being transferred from the army’s Signal Corps in New Jersey, Stan Lee worked as a playwright in the Training Film Division in Queens with other 8 men including very famous Frank Capra (who would later direct It’s A wonderful life), Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan, cartoonist Charles Addams (creator of The Addams Family) and Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr.Seuss
5 Stan Lee’s Favorite Marvel Film Cameo was Based on One From the Comics
In 2002, Beginning with the first Spider-Man film, Stan Lee has made quick cameos in Marvel films as a service to the great fans. Stan Lee said that his appearance in Fantastic Four: “Rise of the Silver Surfer” in the year 2007 was inspired by the story of Reed and Sue Richard’s wedding in Fantastic Four Annual Volume 1 #3, in which Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (artist/writer) attempt to crash the ceremony but are thwarted.
6 Stan Lee Defied the CCA with an Anti-Drug Comic
In the year 1971, Stan Lee received a letter from the various Departments such as Education, Health, and Welfare and they asking him to place an anti-drug message in one of his books. Lee came up with a Spider-Man story that involved his friend Harry abusing pills because of a break-up reason. The CCA (comics code authority) would not approve the Spider-Man story with their seal because of the mention of drugs in it, but Stan Lee convinced his publisher, Martin Goodman, to run the comic anyway.